Famous Guitarists - List of Famous Guitarists
A musician playing any of the guitar family instruments like the acoustic guitars, bass guitars, electric guitars and the classical guitars is known as a guitarist. Guitar is an immensely popular musical instrument and time and again guitarists have enjoyed great fame and admiration from the masses. To impart an almost vocal quality, guitarists employ several techniques including bending and vibrato and showcase their virtuosity with this versatile instrument. The mellifluent tones of this instrument can hold its audience in trance, and many prominent guitarists through their sheer brilliance and elegance of their craft have left an indelible impression on the world of music. However, the styles of playing the instrument varies depending on the types of string used and may also include techniques used for playing other stringed instruments. Innumerable magazines have compiled the lists of the greatest guitarists of all time including the ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine and ‘Guitar World’ magazine featuring names such as Keith Richards and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Here we bring you the biographies of some of the most successful guitarists of all time with extensive details pertaining to their childhood, career, personal life and legacy.
The Most Famous Guitarists
|May 19, 1971
|Israel Houghton is a Grammy award-winning American Christian music recording artist, songwriter, producer and worship leader
|April 4, 1913
|Muddy Waters was a blues musician referred to as the 'father of modern Chicago blues.'
|December 29, 1995
|Ross Lynch is an American actor, singer and musician, who became famous after his role in the television show ‘Austin & Ally.’
|June 9, 1978
|Matthew Bellamy, popularly known as Matt Bellamy, is a popular English musician
|January 9, 1944
|Jimmy Page is an English musician who rose to fame as the guitarist and leader of the rock band Led Zeppelin
|October 19, 1944
|Peter Tosh was a famous Jamaican Reggae musician and a promoter of Rastafari
|July 4, 1938
|Bill Withers is an American singer-songwriter and musician
|Stevie Ray Vaughan
|October 3, 1954
|Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter and the founding member of the band ‘Double Trouble’
|April 21, 1959
|Robert Smith is an English musician and the lead singer of the British rock band, ‘The Cure.’ This biography of Robert Smith gives detailed information on his profile, childhood, life and timeline.
|September 19, 1958
|Lita Ford is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter associated with the band, The Runaways