Famous Guitarists - List of Famous Guitarists - page 14

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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Israel HoughtonMay 19, 1971AmericanIsrael Houghton is a Grammy award-winning American Christian music recording artist, songwriter, producer and worship leader
Muddy WatersApril 4, 1913AmericanMuddy Waters was a blues musician referred to as the 'father of modern Chicago blues.'
Ross LynchDecember 29, 1995AmericanRoss Lynch is an American actor, singer and musician, who became famous after his role in the television show ‘Austin & Ally.’
Matthew BellamyJune 9, 1978BritishMatthew Bellamy, popularly known as Matt Bellamy, is a popular English musician
Jimmy PageJanuary 9, 1944BritishJimmy Page is an English musician who rose to fame as the guitarist and leader of the rock band Led Zeppelin
Peter ToshOctober 19, 1944JamaicanPeter Tosh was a famous Jamaican Reggae musician and a promoter of Rastafari
Bill WithersJuly 4, 1938AmericanBill Withers is an American singer-songwriter and musician
Stevie Ray VaughanOctober 3, 1954AmericanStevie Ray Vaughan was an American guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter and the founding member of the band ‘Double Trouble’
Robert SmithApril 21, 1959BritishRobert 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.
Lita FordSeptember 19, 1958AmericanLita Ford is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter associated with the band, The Runaways
Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow is a nine time Grammy Award winning American musician, singer, songwriter and actress

AmericanFebruary 11, 1962202 views

Serj Tankian

Serj Tankian is a famous American singer-songwriter and member of the band, ‘System of a Down’

LebaneseAugust 21, 1967472 views

Sarah McLachlan

The founder of the ‘Lilith Fair’ tour and winner of two Grammy Awards, Sarah McLachlan is a Canadian singer, musician and a songwriter

CanadianJanuary 28, 1968342 views

Robert Smith

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.

BritishApril 21, 1959810 views

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician

AmericanMay 8, 1911207 views

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr is the legendary drummer for ‘The Beatles’

BritishJuly 7, 1940200 views

Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh was a famous Jamaican Reggae musician and a promoter of Rastafari

JamaicanOctober 19, 1944895 views

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend is an English rock musician, singer-songwriter and a multiple instrument player

BritishMay 19, 1945227 views

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny is an American jazz guitarist and composer best known as the founder of The Pat Metheny group

AmericanAugust 12, 1954267 views

Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx is an American musician and is best known as the founder and bassist of the band, ‘Mötley Crüe’

AmericanDecember 11, 1958573 views