Famous Guitarists - List of Famous Guitarists - page 15

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
Nick Cave

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Michael Franti

Michael Franti is an American musician, composer and peace activist

AmericanApril 21, 1966175 views

Israel Houghton

Israel Houghton is a Grammy award-winning American Christian music recording artist, songwriter, producer and worship leader

AmericanMay 19, 19714,227 views

Rick Dufay

Rick Dufay is a guitarist known for his association with the band Aerosmith

FrenchFebruary 2, 1952439 views

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer-songwriter

AmericanFebruary 20, 1967162 views

Keith Urban

Keith Urban is a Grammy Award winning country music singer and guitarist

AustralianOctober 26, 1967329 views

Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer was an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor

BritishAugust 21, 1952243 views

Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page is an English musician who rose to fame as the guitarist and leader of the rock band Led Zeppelin

BritishJanuary 9, 19441,173 views

Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia was an American musician and guitarist, best known as one of the co-founders of the rock band, The Grateful Dead

AmericanAugust 1, 1942655 views

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson is an American singer-songwriter

AmericanMay 18, 1975192 views