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 1 Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1938

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson is remembered as a Delta blues legend. Lack of proper documentation of his early life led to various legends surrounding him, such as one that claimed he had made a deal with the Devil to excel in music. He also inspired an award-winning biography. 

 2 Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 19, 1945
Birthplace: London, England

Pete Townshend is an English guitarist, composer, and singer. He is credited with co-founding and leading one of the most influential and important rock bands of the 20th century, The Who. Also an influential guitarist, Pete Townshend was ranked 10th in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest guitarists of all time list published in 2011.

 3 Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 13, 1941
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 3, 1959

Widely regarded as the pioneer of Latin rock and Chicano rock, Ritchie Valens was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. Since his untimely death at the age of 17, Ritchie Valens has inspired several musicians and bands like Carlos Santana, Los Lonely Boys, and Los Lobos. Valens also inspired Robert Quine, Jimi Hendrix, Keith O'Conner Murphy, and Chris Montez among others.

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 4 Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: April 22, 1936
Birthplace: Billstown, Arkansas, United States
Died: August 8, 2017

Glen Campbell was an American TV host, actor, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. Regarded as one of the most successful musicians ever, Campbell sold more than 45 million records, which included a double-platinum album, four platinum albums, and 12 gold albums, in a career spanning 50 years. In 2014, he became the subject of a documentary titled Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me.

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 5 Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 1, 1967
Birthplace: Delhi, Louisiana, United States
Three-time Grammy-winning country artist Tim McGraw has released 15 albums, 10 of which have topped the Top Country Albums chart. He also has 25 Hot Country Songs chart-toppers. He has also appeared in movies such as The Blind Side and Tomorrowland and is a minority owner of the Nashville Kats.

 6 IU

Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea

 7 Mick Mars

Mick Mars
Famous As: Guitarist and Co-Founder of The Heavy Metal Band 'Mötley Crüe'
Birthdate: May 4, 1951
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Mick Mars gained fame as the guitarist for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe and came to be known for his aggressive style of playing the instrument. He has also written songs for bands such as Crashdïet. He has suffered from ankylosing spondylitis since his teenage years. 
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 8 Bob Seger

Bob Seger
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Singer, songwriter, and musician, Bob Seger, first gained fame in the 1960s as a heartland rock artist. Known for his classic raspy and powerful voice, he recorded many songs that dealt with themes like love and women. With worldwide sales of more than 75 million records, he is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

 9 Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp
Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Motivational speaker, Record producer
Birthdate: May 16, 1946
Birthplace: Wimborne Minster

 10 Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 12, 1948
Birthplace: Handsworth, Birmingham, England
Two-time Grammy-winning artist Steve Winwood experiments with a variety of genres, including rock, blues, and jazz. He has been part of groups such as Traffic and Blind Faith, and has delivered Billboard-topping hits such as Roll with It. He is one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

 11 Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton
Famous As: Musician & Singer
Birthdate: April 22, 1950
Birthplace: Bromley, England
Rock guitarist Peter Frampton made the talk-box guitar effect his signature style. Known for hits such as Breaking All the Rules and Baby, I Love Your Way, he performed with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd. His album Frampton Comes Alive! sold over 8 million copies in the U.S.

 12 Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 13, 1966
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Darius Rucker gained fame as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish. He then launched a solo career, releasing Billboard-charting hits such as Wagon Wheel and True Believers. He became the first Black American singer to win the Country Music Association New Artist Award.

 13 Buckethead

Famous As: Guitarist Who Plays With a Bucket on His Head and Has Recorded 325 Studio Album
Birthdate: May 13, 1969
Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States

 14 Robert Smith

Robert Smith
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist
Birthdate: April 21, 1959
Birthplace: Blackpool, England

English singer-songwriter and musician Robert Smith gained fame as a co-founder and member of the rock band, The Cure. He was also the lead guitarist for the band, Siouxsie and the Banshees, for a few years. He became an influential figure in the goth subculture in the 1980s and was later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 15 Dick Dale

Dick Dale
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: May 4, 1937
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 16, 2019

 16 Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone
Famous As: Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones
Birthdate: May 19, 1951
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Died: April 15, 2001
Joey Ramone revolutionized punk rock with his band the Ramones. He was known for his distinctive hiccups, croons, and snarls, which he incorporated in his songs. He was also part of the activist group Artists United Against Apartheid. He died at 49, after a 7-year struggle with lymphoma.

 17 Donovan

Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Autobiographer, Writer, Poet, Record producer, Film score composer
Birthdate: May 10, 1946
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Donovan is a Scottish guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for developing and popularizing a distinctive and eclectic style that blended many genres, such as folk, jazz, pop, calypso, and psychedelic rock. Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

 18 Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley
Famous As: Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 27, 1951
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United StatesU.S.

Ace Frehley is an American songwriter and musician. He is credited with co-founding the rock band Kiss, for which he served as the original lead guitarist. Renowned for his aggressive guitar-playing style, Frehley was named in Guitar World magazine's Greatest Metal Guitarist of All Time list. He is also popular for playing guitars that emit smoke to create special effects.

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 19 Jim Sturgess

Jim Sturgess
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 16, 1978
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England
Jim Sturgess is best known as Jude from the film Across the Universe and as Ben Campbell from the film 21. He has also played significant roles in Crossing Over and Cloud Atlas. He also voiced a character in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

 20 Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Birthplace: Urtijëi, South Tyrol

Italian composer and record producer Giovanni Moroder, also known as the Father of Disco, produced Take My Breath Away, the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning track by Berlin, which was part of the Top Gun soundtrack. His scores for Flashdance and Midnight Express, too, won Academy Awards.

 21 Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 18, 1975
Birthplace: North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.
Jack Johnson is best known for his acoustic pop songs and guitar-based folk-rock tracks. He has aced the Billboard 200 chart more than once, with albums such as To the Sea. He is also an environmental activist and has established the Kōkua Hawaii Foundation and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation.

 22 Rex Orange County

Rex Orange County
Famous As: Recording Artist
Birthdate: May 4, 1998
Birthplace: Grayshott, Hampshire
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 23 Patrick Stump

Patrick Stump
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer, Composer
Birthdate: April 27, 1984
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States

 24 Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa
Famous As: Guitarist, Banjoist, Musician, Songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: May 8, 1977
Birthplace: New Hartford

 25 Shooter Jennings

Shooter Jennings
Famous As: Singer- Songwriter
Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S

Shooter Jennings is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In addition to releasing his songs and albums, Jennings also produces tracks and albums for several other bands like Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Fifth on the Floor, and Hellbound Glory. Shooter Jennings is also credited with forming a multi-format recording company and a label named Black Country Rock.

 26 Israel Houghton

Israel Houghton
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 19, 1971
Birthplace: Oceanside, California
Christian music singer Israel Houghton has won four Grammys for his traditional and contemporary gospel albums. He works with his backing band New Breed, and his albums are credited to Israel & New Breed. He has also been a worship leader for Champions for Christ and Promise Keepers.

 27 Mike Oldfield

Mike Oldfield
Famous As: Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 15, 1953
Birthplace: Reading

Best known for his hit album-length conceptual piece Tubular Bells, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mike Oldfield experimented with a whole range of musical genres, such as progressive rock, folk, and new-age rock. His music was also featured in the cult horror film of the 1970s The Exorcist.

 28 Albert King

Albert King
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Basketball player, Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 25, 1923
Birthplace: Indianola
Died: December 21, 1992

 29 Link Wray

Link Wray
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: May 2, 1929
Birthplace: Dunn, North Carolina, United States
Died: November 5, 2005

 30 Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K.
Famous As: Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who released the single "Party Hard" in 2001
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Birthplace: Stanford, California, United States

 31 Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison
Famous As: Guitarist, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 26, 1975
Birthplace: Des Moines

 32 Judy Collins

Judy Collins
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 33 Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 3, 1951
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

 34 Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 5, 1972
Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada

Devin Townsend is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is the founder of the extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad. For several years, he was its primary songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. He also has an extensive career as a solo artist and has more than 25 albums to his name. He suffers from depression and bipolar disorder. 

 35 Anthony Field

Anthony Field
Famous As: Musician, best known as a leader of the children's group the Wiggles and a member of the 1980s and 1990s pop band the Cockroaches
Birthdate: May 8, 1963
Birthplace: Kellyville, Australia

 36 Duane Eddy

Duane Eddy
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: April 26, 1938
Birthplace: Corning, New York, USA

 37 Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

 38 Billy Squier

Billy Squier
Famous As: Rock guitarist who released songs like "The Stroke," "Lonely Is the Night," and "My Kinda Lover."
Birthdate: May 12, 1950
Birthplace: Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States

 39 Steve Clark

Steve Clark
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 23, 1960
Birthplace: Hillsborough, Sheffield, England
Died: January 8, 1991

 40 Daniel Johns

Daniel Johns
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 22, 1979
Birthplace: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Daniel Johns is an Australian singer, songwriter, and musician best known for his association with Silverchair where he was the former frontman and lyricist. Renowned for his guitaring skills, Daniel Johns was ranked 18th on Rolling Stone magazine's 25 Most Underrated Guitarists list in 2007.

 41 Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 29, 1969
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 42 Mike Dirnt

Mike Dirnt
Famous As: Rock musician who is the co-founder, bassist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and former guitarist of Green Day
Birthdate: May 4, 1972
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

 43 Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England

 44 Justin Vernon

Justin Vernon
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 30, 1981
Birthplace: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States

 45 Paul Carrack

Paul Carrack
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 22, 1951
Birthplace: Sheffield, England, UK

 46 Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, U.S.

 47 Dan Auerbach

Dan Auerbach
Famous As: Singer, Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 14, 1979
Birthplace: Akron

 48 Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Famous As: Self-taught Grammy Award-winning blues musician
Birthdate: May 17, 1942
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

 49 Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: April 21, 1970
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 50 Dave Mason

Dave Mason
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 10, 1946
Birthplace: Worcester