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Robert Johnson
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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
(Co-Founder and Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Who')
Pete Townshend
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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
(A 'Rock and Roll' Pioneer and a Forefather of the 'Chicano Rock' Movement)
Ritchie Valens
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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
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Actor and TV Host)
Glen Campbell
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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.

 5 
Mick Mars
(Guitarist and Co-Founder of the Heavy Metal Band 'Mötley Crüe')
Mick Mars
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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. 
 6 
IU
(Singer)
IU
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Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 7 
Bob Seger
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Bob Seger
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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.

 8 
Steve Winwood
(Musician)
Steve Winwood
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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.
 9 
Peter Frampton
(Musician & Singer)
Peter Frampton
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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.
 10 
Robert Fripp
(Guitarist, Composer, Motivational speaker, Record producer)
Robert Fripp
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Birthdate: May 16, 1946
Birthplace: Wimborne Minster
 11 
Robert Smith
(Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist)
Robert Smith
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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.

 12 
Darius Rucker
(Singer, Guitarist)
Darius Rucker
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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 
Björn Ulvaeus
(Composer, Pop Singer and a Member of the Musical Group 'Abba')
Björn Ulvaeus
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Birthdate: April 25, 1945
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Singer and songwriter Björn Ulvaeus is perhaps best known as a member of the ABBA, one of the most successful musical groups of all time. Equally famous as a co-composer and co-producer of several films and musicals, he is currently serving as the President of CISAC, trying to ensure that creators are fairly compensated and properly credited for their works.

 14 
Dick Dale
(Guitarist)
Dick Dale
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Birthdate: May 4, 1937
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 16, 2019
 15 
Joey Ramone
(Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones)
Joey Ramone
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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.
 16 
Donovan
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Autobiographer, Writer, Poet, Record producer, Film score composer)
Donovan
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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.

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 17 
Ace Frehley
(Co-founder and Former Lead Guitarist of the American Rock Band ‘Kiss’)
Ace Frehley
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Birthdate: April 27, 1951
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

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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Giorgio Moroder
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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.

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Jack Johnson
(Singer-songwriter)
Jack Johnson
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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.
 20 
Joe Bonamassa
(Guitarist, Banjoist, Musician, Songwriter, Composer)
Joe Bonamassa
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Birthdate: May 8, 1977
Birthplace: New Hartford
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Rex Orange County
(English Singer, Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist)
Rex Orange County
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Birthdate: May 4, 1998
Birthplace: Grayshott, Hampshire, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 22 
Buckethead
(Guitarist Who Plays With a Bucket on His Head and Has Recorded 325 Studio Album)
Buckethead
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Birthdate: May 13, 1969
Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 23 
Albert King
(Singer-songwriter, Basketball player, Musician, Guitarist)
Albert King
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Birthdate: April 25, 1923
Birthplace: Indianola
Died: December 21, 1992
 24 
Patrick Stump
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer, Composer)
Patrick Stump
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Birthdate: April 27, 1984
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 25 
Mike Oldfield
(Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Mike Oldfield
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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.

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Paul Adelstein
(Actor)
Paul Adelstein
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Birthdate: April 29, 1969
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Christopher Cross
(Singer-songwriter)
Christopher Cross
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Birthdate: May 3, 1951
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 28 
Shooter Jennings
(Southern Rock Musician Known for His Album 'Put the 'O' Back in Country' and Son of Coutry Singer 'Waylon Jennings')
Shooter Jennings
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Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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.

 29 
Israel Houghton
(Singer-songwriter)
Israel Houghton
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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.
 30 
Link Wray
(Guitarist)
Link Wray
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Birthdate: May 2, 1929
Birthplace: Dunn, North Carolina, United States
Died: November 5, 2005
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Andrew W.K.
(Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who released the single "Party Hard" in 2001)
Andrew W.K.
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Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Birthplace: Stanford, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Joey Jordison
(Guitarist, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter)
Joey Jordison
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Birthdate: April 26, 1975
Birthplace: Des Moines
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 33 
Duane Eddy
(Guitarist)
Duane Eddy
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Birthdate: April 26, 1938
Birthplace: Corning, New York, USA
 34 
Anthony Field
(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)
Anthony Field
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Birthdate: May 8, 1963
Birthplace: Kellyville, Australia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
Kim Gordon
(Singer)
Kim Gordon
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Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 36 
Judy Collins
(Singer-songwriter)
Judy Collins
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Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 37 
Billy Squier
(Rock guitarist who released songs like "The Stroke," "Lonely Is the Night," and "My Kinda Lover.")
Billy Squier
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Birthdate: May 12, 1950
Birthplace: Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 38 
Justin Vernon
(Singer)
Justin Vernon
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Birthdate: April 30, 1981
Birthplace: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 39 
Devin Townsend
(Founder, Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist for the Extreme Metal Band 'Strapping Young Lad')
Devin Townsend
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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. 

 40 
Steve Clark
(Musician)
Steve Clark
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Birthdate: April 23, 1960
Birthplace: Hillsborough, Sheffield, England
Died: January 8, 1991
 41 
Mike Dirnt
(Rock musician who is the co-founder, bassist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and former guitarist of Green Day)
Mike Dirnt
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Birthdate: May 4, 1972
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 42 
Michael Kiwanuka
(Singer-songwriter)
Michael Kiwanuka
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Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England
 43 
Paul Carrack
(Singer)
Paul Carrack
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Birthdate: April 22, 1951
Birthplace: Sheffield, England, UK
 44 
Glen Hansard
(Songwriter)
Glen Hansard
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Birthdate: April 21, 1970
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Taj Mahal
(Self-taught Grammy Award-winning blues musician)
Taj Mahal
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Birthdate: May 17, 1942
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
 46 
Dan Auerbach
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist)
Dan Auerbach
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Birthdate: May 14, 1979
Birthplace: Akron
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 47 
Dave Mason
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist)
Dave Mason
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Birthdate: May 10, 1946
Birthplace: Worcester
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
Daniel Johns
(Best Known as the Former Frontman, Guitarist, and Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band ‘Silverchair')
Daniel Johns
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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.

 49 
Chuck Schuldiner
(Musician)
Chuck Schuldiner
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Birthdate: May 13, 1967
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: December 13, 2001
 50 
Jonathan Jackson
(Actor)
Jonathan Jackson
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Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)