Guitarists who truly rock!

by alexanderdavies-99382 | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Some of my favourite guitarists are included on this list, ranging from Hendrix to Hank Marvin. Different music styles are included.

1. Steve Cropper

Soundtrack | Easy A

If not the most influential guitarist in the Memphis soul music scene, Steve Cropper is definitely near the top. He was a member of Booker T. & the M.G.s', wrote songs for and performed with Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and Sam & Dave (he's the Steve referred to when they say "Play it, Steve!" in ...

2. Mark Knopfler

Soundtrack | Wag the Dog

Mark Knopfler recorded his first single at age 16, but it was never released, He started the band Dire Straits in 1977, they were signed to Vertigo Records in 1978 and recorded the album "Dire Straits", which featured their first major hit single, "Sultans of Swing". Their follow-up albums include ...

One of the far better guitarists to emerge during the late 1970s.

3. Chuck Berry

Soundtrack | Men in Black

Chuck Berry was born on October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Charles Edward Anderson Berry. He was married to Themetta "Toddy" Suggs. He died on March 18, 2017 in Wentzville, Missouri.

4. Hank B. Marvin

Soundtrack | Thunderbirds Are GO

Hank Marvin was the lead guitarist of The Shadows, the best-selling British rock 'n' roll act before The Beatles. Marvin and The Shadows had huge hits in the UK, including "Apache" and "Wonderful Land". As a guitarist, whose trademark was a clean, pure sound accentuated by a distinctive echo effect...

5. Andy Summers

Soundtrack | Copycat

Andy Summers was born on December 31, 1942 in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England as Andrew James Somers. He is an actor, known for Copycat (1995), The Medallion (2003) and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986). He is married to Kate Summers. They have three children. He was previously married to ...

6. Slash

Soundtrack | Terminator Salvation

Saul Hudson, mainly known as Slash, was born on July 23, 1965, and was raised in Stoke-on-Trent. Both his parents worked in the entertainment business, his mother being a clothing designer (she did some of David Bowie's costumes) and his father being an art director for a record company. When Slash...

7. Peter Green

Soundtrack | Frequency

Peter Green was born on October 29, 1946 in London, England as Peter Allen Greenbaum.

Truly one of the finest blues players there is.

8. Duane Allman

Self | The History of Rock 'n' Roll

Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee in November 1946. On Christmas Day in 1960, Duane was given a motorcycle as a gift while his younger brother, Gregg Allman, got a guitar. A few months later, Duane wrecked his motorcycle in an accident, but traded in the spare parts for a guitar of his ...

Played a major role in establishing a new subgenre - southern rock. An exceptional musician.

9. Eric Clapton

Soundtrack | Lethal Weapon 3

Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, on March 30, 1945. His real father was a Canadian pilot but he didn't find that out until he was 53. When he was 2 his mother felt she was unable to look after him, so Eric then went to live with his grandparents. When he was 14 he took up the ...

His early stuff is much better before selling out later on, by ditching his blues roots.

10. Gary Moore

Soundtrack | Winter's Bone

Gary Moore was born on April 4, 1952 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Robert William Gary Moore. He was married to Kerry Booth. He died on February 6, 2011 in Estepona, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.

An unsung guitar hero.

11. Ritchie Blackmore

Soundtrack | Twister

Ritchie Blackmore was born on April 14, 1945 in Weston Super Mare, England as Richard Hugh Blackmore. He has been married to Candice Night since October 2008. They have one child. He was previously married to Amy Rothman, Barbie Hardie and Margrit Volkmar.

Played his best from 1968 until 1974.

12. Tommy Bolin

Soundtrack | Rock Concert

Tommy Bolin is notable for replacing Joe Walsh in The James Gang, and later taking over from Ritchie Blackmore in Deep Purple. Bolin's earliest recordings are on albums by Zephyr; he also guested on Billy Cobham's jazz album Spectrum. James Gang Bang is considered by some Bolin aficionados to be a ...

13. Steve Morse

Soundtrack | Tooth Fairy

Instrumental rock guitarist Steve Morse (b. 28 July 1954, Hamilton, Ohio, USA) took his primary influence, like so many others, from the Beatles. Expanding his listening to include prevalent rock bands such as the Yardbirds, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, as well as a nascent interest in country ...

14. Gary Rossington

Soundtrack | Crimson Tide

Gary Rossington was born on December 4, 1951 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. He has been married to Dale Krantz-Rossington since July 13, 1982. They have two children. He was previously married to Martha Claire Millen.

15. Mick Ralphs

Soundtrack | Friday Night Lights

Mick Ralphs was born on March 31, 1948 in Hereford, England.

16. Keith Richards

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Keith Richards is an internationally recognized iconic figure in contemporary culture and popular music as a singer, guitar player, songwriter, film actor, and public figure. He was voted 10th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, and was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of ...

17. Angus Young

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Angus Young was born on March 31, 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland. At school, Angus was an unenthusiastic student. His only real academic interest was art wich allowed him some freedom of expression. He gave up school at 15 and went to work for a soft porn magazine called Ribald as a printer. But his ...

18. Jimmy Page

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Jimmy Page was born on January 9, 1944 in Heston, Middlesex, England as James Patrick Page. He was previously married to Jimena Gomez-Paratcha, Patricia Ecker and Charlotte Martin.

Created one of the biggest groups in the world.

19. Jimi Hendrix

Soundtrack | Woodstock

Widely regarded as the greatest and most influential guitarist in rock history, Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, to African-American parents Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix. His mother named him John Allen Hendrix and raised him alone while his father, Al ...

The best of them all! I've listened to many a talented guitarist but he's still number one.

20. Jeff Beck

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

Jeff Beck was born in Surrey in 1944. He grew up in a suburban street in Carshalton. When he was about 10, he wanted to play the guitar. His mum, however, wanted him to play the piano because she didn't approve of the guitar. When he was in his late teens, he joined "The Tridents" on lead guitar. ...

Unconventional and always experimenting.

21. Tony Iommi

Soundtrack | Iron Man

Tony Iommi was born on February 19, 1948 in Birmingham, England as Frank Anthony Iommi. He has been married to Maria Sjöholm since 1999.

22. George Harrison

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles, George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold Harrison and Louise Harrison.

Like ...

Underrated.

23. Kurt Cobain

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. The divorce left Kurt's outlook on the world forever scarred. He...

24. David Gilmour

Soundtrack | Pink Floyd: The Wall

David Jon Gilmour was born on 6th March, 1946, in Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge. As the lead guitarist of Pink Floyd, he is by many considered one of the most influential guitarists on the rock stage. Right up to "The Dark Side of The Moon", Dave wrote his own songs, but from then up to "The ...

25. Lindsey Buckingham

Soundtrack | Back to the Future

Lindsey Buckingham was born on October 3, 1949 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Lindsey Adams Buckingham. He has been married to Kristen Leigh Messner since February 15, 2000. They have three children.

26. Joe Walsh

Soundtrack | The Warriors

Joe Walsh was born on November 20, 1947 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Joseph Fidler Walsh. He has been married to Marjorie Bach since December 13, 2008. He was previously married to Denise Driscoll, Juanita Boyer and Stefany Amaro.

Has a great tone when he plays.

27. Carlos Santana

Soundtrack | La Bamba

Carlos Santana is a guitarist, composer, singer and band-leader who helped to shape the concept of "world music" by his experiments with blending many styles of music from a multitude of ethnic sources.

He was born Carlos Augusto Alves Santana on July 20, 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico....

28. Steve Hackett

Soundtrack | Det store flip

Steve Hackett was born on February 12, 1950 in London, England as Stephen Richard Hackett. He has been married to Jo Lehmann since June 4, 2011. He was previously married to Kim Poor.

29. Stevie Ray Vaughan

Soundtrack | Unbreakable

Stevie Ray Vaughan was born on October 3, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was married to Lenora "Lenny" Darlene Bailey. He died on August 27, 1990 in East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.

Gave blues music a much needed makeover during the 1980s.

30. B.B. King

Actor | Blues Brothers 2000

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925 as Riley B. King. He was married to Sue Carol Hall and Martha Lee Denton. He died on May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

31. Muddy Waters

Soundtrack | Adventures in Babysitting

Muddy Waters (born McKinley Morganfield) was one of the major forces in contemporary blues. He was instrumental in bringing the sound of the Mississippi Delta to Chicago in the 1940s, where his recordings for the Chess label exerted an enormous influence on both blues and rock musicians from the ...

32. Albert King

Soundtrack | Star Trek Into Darkness

Albert King was born on April 25, 1923 in Indianola, Mississippi, USA as Albert Nelson. He died on December 21, 1992 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

33. John Lee Hooker

Soundtrack | Hancock

John Lee Hooker was born on August 22, 1917 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. He was married to Maude Mathis, Alma Hopes and Sarah Jones. He died on June 21, 2001 in Los Altos, California, USA.

34. Robby Krieger

Soundtrack | Road House

Robby Krieger was born on January 8, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Alan Krieger. He has been married to Lynn Ann Veres since December 26, 1970. They have one child.

35. Dick Dale

Soundtrack | Escape from L.A.

Hailed as the "King of Surf Guitar, " Dick Dale virtually galvanized the surf rock sound in the 1950s. An avid surfer and accomplished musician, Dale and his band, 'Dick Dale and the Del-Tones', appeared in several of the ever-popular "Beach Party" teen flicks starring Annette Funicello and Frankie...

36. Jerry Garcia

Soundtrack | Great Expectations

One of the most prolific and iconic guitarists of the second half of the 20th Century, Jerome John Garcia was born in San Francisco, California, USA on August 1st 1942. Garcia, whose mother was a registered nurse and whose father, Jose, was a small time jazz musician, had a troubled childhood. At ...

37. Joe Satriani

Soundtrack | Say Anything...

Joe Satriani was born on July 15, 1956 in Long Island, New York, USA as Joseph Satriani. He has been married to Rubina Satriani since 1981. They have one child.

38. Pete Townshend

Music_department | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Born in Chiswick, London just ten days after the German surrender in 1945, Townshend grows up in a typical middle-class home. His parents, Cliff and Betty Townshend, are both musicians, and as a child he accompanies them on dance band tours. Townshend starts playing guitar at 12. He goes to art ...

39. Edward Van Halen

Soundtrack | Twister

Edward Van Halen is a musician who along with his brother, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth formed the band Van Halen in the early 70's, with Eddie Van Halen on Guitar, Alex Van Halen on drums, Michael Anthony on Bass and David Lee Roth on Vocals. The band is still together today ...

40. Brian May

Soundtrack | Flash Gordon

Brian May is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential, innovative, technically gifted and recognisable guitarists in the history of rock. He is also a prolific songwriter, responsible for writing or co-writing many international hits with Queen. He was educated at Hampton Grammar School ...

41. Johnny Winter

Soundtrack | The Accused

Johnny Winter was born on February 23, 1944 in Beaumont, Texas, USA as John Dawson Winter III. He was married to Susan Warford. He died on July 16, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

42. Billy Gibbons

Soundtrack | Armageddon

Billy Gibbons was born on December 16, 1949 in Houston, Texas, USA as William Frederick Gibbons. He has been married to Gilligan Stillwater since December 2005.

43. Frank Zappa

Soundtrack | Baby Snakes

Of all the qualities that typified Frank Zappa, perhaps the most striking is that he was a paradox. A workaholic perfectionist rock star who eschewed the hippie culture of the 1960s, deploring its conformism, spurious ideals and drug use, Zappa was not only a brilliant rock guitarist but an ...

44. Alex Lifeson

Soundtrack | The Double

Alex Lifeson is best known as the broadly-skilled guitarist for the rock group Rush, which also features drummer Neil Peart and bassist Geddy Lee. Rush is the most successful Canadian music group in history, and is the third most prolific seller of consecutive (American) Gold and Platinum Records ...

45. James Burton

Actor | The Guardian

Born in Minden, Louisiana, on August 21, 1939, James Burton began playing guitar at the age of thirteen, and turned professional the following year. His first recorded track was the Dale Hawkins hit, "Susie Q", in 1957. His dynamic rockabilly style of playing brought him to the attention of ...

46. Johnny Ramone

Soundtrack | 11:14

Johnny Ramone was born John William Cummings in Queens, New York. He went to be the guitar player for the Ramones, alongside Jeffrey Hyman and Douglas Colvin (later Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone). They also hired Thomas Erdelyi (later Tommy Ramone) as drummer. Tommy disbanded in 1978 and asked ...

47. Prince

Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...

48. Joe Perry

Soundtrack | Armageddon

As co-founding member, principal co-songwriter, electrifying lead guitarist and co-producer of Aerosmith--America's Greatest Rock & Roll Band--Joe has achieved permanent iconic stature in the pantheon of rock. He has helped to drive his band, over the course of three decades, to sales of more than ...

49. Bernie Marsden

Soundtrack | Rock of Ages

Bernie Marsden was born on May 7, 1951 as Bernard John Marsden.

50. Peter Banks

Actor | Highlander

Peter Banks was born in 1943 in Canada. He is an actor, known for Highlander (1986), The Shaft (2001) and The Last Princess (2008).

51. Steve Howe

Soundtrack | Apollo 18

Steve Howe was born on April 8, 1947 in London, England as Stephen James Howe. He has been married to Janet Howe since 1971. They have three children. He was previously married to Pat.

52. Robin Trower

Soundtrack | Lords of Dogtown

Robin Trower was born on March 9, 1945 in Catford, London, England as Robin Leonard Trower. He was previously married to Andrea.

53. Jet Harris

Soundtrack | The Match

Jet Harris was born on July 6, 1939 in Kingsbury, London, England as Terence Harris. He was married to Janet Hemingway and Carol DaCosta. He died on March 18, 2011 in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England.

54. Wilko Johnson

Actor | Game of Thrones

Guitarist/vocalist of Dr. Feelgood, a 70's pub rock band. The live album "Stupidity" reached number 1 on the UK album chart. He created his iconic style called the "Duck Walk" where he zig-zagged across the stage while playing his vintage 1962 Fender Telecaster. Wilko marked a profound influence in...

55. Dave Mason

Soundtrack | Flight

Dave Mason was born on May 10, 1946 in Worcester, England as David Mason.

56. The Edge

Soundtrack | Gangs of New York

One of the most instantly recognizable and influential guitarists in rock history, The Edge was born David Howell Evans, in Barking, Essex, in 1961. When he was two years old the family moved to Dublin. During his childhood he learned how to play the guitar and the piano. In 1978, the Edge became ...

57. Chris Stein

Soundtrack | Los cronocrímenes

Guitarist and songwriter Chris Stein was born on January 5, 1950, in Brooklyn, New York City. He's the only child of father Ben and mother Estelle. Stein originally wanted to be an Egyptologist, but shifted his interest to music after his parents bought him his first guitar at age 11. Chris ...

58. Elmore James

Soundtrack | '71

Mississippi-born Elmore Leonard was a blues musician known as "The King of the Slide Guitar". He played on various radio shows throughout the South and built up a following. In 1951, he recorded his first record, "Dust My Broom", for the small Trumpet Records label out of Jackson, MS. It became a "...

59. Danny Kirwan

Soundtrack | Rock 'n' Roll High School

Danny Kirwan was born on May 13, 1950 in London, England. He is known for his work on Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) and Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996). He died on June 8, 2018 in London.

60. Jeremy Spencer

Soundtrack | Fear No Evil

Jeremy Spencer was born on July 4, 1948 in Hartlepool, Durham, England as Jeremy Cedric Spencer. He is married to Dora. He was previously married to Fiona.

61. Dave Davies

Composer | Village of the Damned

Dave Davies is the brother of Ray Davies, the lead singer and songwriter of The Kinks, of which he was the lead singer up to 1964, when Ray joined. He was also the lead guitarist and backup singer for the Kinks. As children, both brothers were immersed in a world of different musical styles, from ...

62. Steve Marriott

Soundtrack | Monster

Steve Marriott was a child actor, noted for playing both Oliver and The Artful Dodger in Lionel Bart's stage production, Oliver! He is featured on the soundtrack album. Steve, however, reached the giddy heights of international stardom as lead singer/guitarist with 60s UK soul/pop group, The Small ...

63. Bob Welch

Soundtrack | Almost Famous

Bob Welch, a native of Los Angeles, California, was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British rock group Paris in 1976 and scored his biggest hit with "Sentimental Lady", which reached No. 8 on the Billboard chart in 1977 and his second biggest was "Ebony ...

64. Brian Jones

Soundtrack | Mord und Totschlag

Jones was born on 28 February, 1942, to Lewis and Louise Jones. He had two sisters, Pamela and Barbara. Pamela died when Brian was still a child. He fathered his first of several children in high school and was subsequently made to leave. In the early 1960s, Brian formed the legendary group, The ...

65. Mick Taylor

Soundtrack | The Man Who Fell to Earth

Mick Taylor was born on January 17, 1948 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England as Michael Kevin Taylor. He is an actor, known for The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Freight (2010) and The Last of the Finest (1990).

66. Ronnie Wood

Soundtrack | Sahara

Ronnie Wood was born on June 1, 1947 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England as Ronald David Wood. He is an actor, known for Sahara (2005), Killers (2010) and Almost Famous (2000). He has been married to Sally Humphreys Wood since December 21, 2012. He was previously married to Jo Wood and Krissy Findlay.

67. Rick Nielsen

Soundtrack | Pixels

Rick Nielsen was born on December 22, 1948 in Rockford, Illinois, USA.

68. Peter Buck

Soundtrack | Man on the Moon

Peter Buck was born on December 6, 1956 in Oakland, California, USA as Peter Ernest Lawrence Buck. He has been married to Chloe Johnson since June 1, 2013. He was previously married to Stephanie Elizabeth Dorgan and Barrie Jayne Greene.

69. Alvin Lee

Soundtrack | Get the Gringo

Alvin Lee is still played regularly on Radio shows. He is highly regarded as a Jazz player, A rock and Roll player and a superb blues guitarist. His records are still in demand, both with Ten Years After and Solo Albums. He was an immense player and was one of the fastest full note players in ...

70. John Lennon

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...

71. Ray Davies

Soundtrack | Avengers: Endgame

Ray Davies was born on June 21, 1944 in Fortis Green, which is located in Muswell Hill, north of London, England. He was the seventh of eighth children, and with his younger brother Dave, he was one of the only two boys in his family. In 1963, he joined Dave's band The Ravens on rhythm guitar and ...

72. Leslie West

Soundtrack | The Expendables

Leslie West was born on October 22, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA as Leslie Weinstein.

73. Warren Haynes

Soundtrack | The Perfect Storm

Warren Haynes was born on April 6, 1960 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

74. Derek Trucks

Soundtrack | The Rite

Derek Trucks was born on June 8, 1979 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. He has been married to Susan Tedeschi since December 2001. They have two children.

75. Dickey Betts

Soundtrack | When Harry Met Sally...

Dickey Betts, born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1943, was the oldest member of the Allman Brothers Band when they formed in 1969. He shared lead guitar duties with band founder and leader Duane Allman, also playing alongside bassist Berry Oakley, drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, and Allman's ...

76. Rory Gallagher

Soundtrack | A Sense of Freedom

Blues guitarist Rory Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, Ireland, in 1959 (his brother Donal Gallagher is also a blues musician). He began his career in the 1960s in Ireland, playing in a variety of show bands. In 1965 he formed his own band, Taste, a blues-based rock trio. They had some success ...

77. Carl Perkins

Soundtrack | Battleship

Carl Perkins is an American singer, songwriter who recorded most notably at the Sun Studio, in Memphis, beginning in 1954. Amongst his best-known songs are "Blue Suede Shoes", "Matchbox", "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby".

Perkins's songs were recorded by artists and friends as influential as Elvis...

78. Allen Collins

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Allen Collins was born on July 19, 1952 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Larkin Allen Collins Jr. He was married to Kathy Evelyn Johns. He died on January 23, 1990 in Jacksonville.

79. Edward King

Soundtrack | Crimson Tide

Edward King was born on September 14, 1949 in Glendale, California, USA as Edward Calhoun King. He was married to Sharon Brock, Janet and Patricia. He died on August 22, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

80. Steve Gaines

Actor | A Way Back In

Steve Gaines was born on September 14, 1949 in Miami, Oklahoma, USA as Steve Earl Gaines. He is known for his work on A Way Back In (2010), Locked In! (1964) and Surfari (1967). He was married to Teresa Gaines. He died on October 20, 1977 in Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA.

81. Thurston Moore

Soundtrack | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

In 1980, Thurston Moore formed the band Sonic Youth as a lead guitarist and singer with Kim Gordon (bass guitars/vocals) and Lee Ranaldo (lead guitars/vocals). In 1981, they released their debut album "Sonic Youth", which attracted lots of attention for using feedback in music. They later released ...

82. Robert Fripp

Soundtrack | Children of Men

Robert Fripp was born on May 16, 1946 in Dorset, England. He has been married to Toyah Willcox since May 16, 1986.

83. Buddy Guy

Soundtrack | In the Electric Mist

Buddy Guy was born on July 30, 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA as George Guy.

84. T-Bone Walker

Soundtrack | The Firm

T-Bone Walker was born on May 28, 1910 in Linden, Texas, USA as Aaron Thibeaux Walker. He was married to Vida. He died on March 16, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

85. Johnny Ramone

Soundtrack | 11:14

Johnny Ramone was born John William Cummings in Queens, New York. He went to be the guitar player for the Ramones, alongside Jeffrey Hyman and Douglas Colvin (later Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone). They also hired Thomas Erdelyi (later Tommy Ramone) as drummer. Tommy disbanded in 1978 and asked ...

86. Randy Rhoads

Soundtrack | Ghost Rider

Randy Rhoads was born on December 6, 1956 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Randall Williams Rhoads. He died on March 19, 1982 in Leesburg, Florida, USA.

87. Big Bill Broonzy

Soundtrack | The Terminal

Big Bill Broonzy was born on June 26, 1893 in Scott, Mississippi, USA as Lee Conley Bradley. He died on August 15, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

88. Chet Atkins

Soundtrack | Michael

Chet Atkins was an A&R (artist and repertoire) executive for RCA Victor Records from 1958 until 1974, producing recordings for such artists as Elvis Presley, Bobby Bare, Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, Skeeter Davis, Waylon Jennings, Duane Eddy, The Browns, Charley Pride, Hank Snow and The Everly Brothers...

89. Roger McGuinn

Soundtrack | Easy Rider

James Joseph McGuinn III was born in Chicago to Dorothy and James Jr. At 14, he took up guitar and soon attended the Old Town School Of Folk Music. He was discovered at 17 and began touring with The Limelighters shortly after his 18th birthday. He later toured and recorded with The Chad Mitchell ...

90. Steve Vai

Soundtrack | Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

American guitarist, songwriter, composer and producer. He first learned guitar by studying under Joe Satriani and also studied at the Berklee College of Music. He started as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa in 1978, joined his band in 1980 and stayed until 1983. He formed two separate bands, the ...

91. Kirk Hammett

Soundtrack | Spawn

Hammett was born in San Francisco, California on November 18, 1962, to Teofila (Oyao) and Dennis L. Hammett, a merchant seaman. He learned guitar at age 15 and joined Metallica to replace Dave Mustaine in 1982. He has won several Grammys with Metallica and participated in their class action law ...

92. Albert Lee

Actor | Cous-cous

Albert Lee was born on December 21, 1943 in Lingen, Herefordshire, England. He is married to Karen. They have one child.

93. George Benson

Soundtrack | Michael

George Benson was born on March 22, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as George Washington Benson. He has been married to Johnnie Lee since 1962. They have six children.

94. Joe Satriani

Soundtrack | Say Anything...

Joe Satriani was born on July 15, 1956 in Long Island, New York, USA as Joseph Satriani. He has been married to Rubina Satriani since 1981. They have one child.

95. Mike McCready

Soundtrack | 50/50

Mike McCready was born on April 5, 1966 in Pensacola, Florida, USA as Michael David McCready.

96. Mick Jones

Soundtrack | Spaceballs

Mick Jones was born on December 27, 1944 in London, England as Michael Leslie Jones. He was previously married to Ann Dexter.

98. Buckethead

Soundtrack | Mortal Kombat

Buckethead was born in 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Brian Carroll.

99. Neal Schon

Soundtrack | Independent Lens

Neal Schon was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma on February 27th, 1954 to Matthew and Barbara Schon. Neal dropped out of school when he was 15 to join Carlos Santana's rock group Santana. Four years later Carlos Santana and his band split up, so Neal and Gregg Rolie formed Journey. Journey released ...

100. K.K. Downing

Soundtrack | Adventureland

K.K. Downing was born on October 27, 1951 in Birmingham, England.



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