Famous Guitarists - List of Famous Guitarists - page 3

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
Paul Simon

Paul Simon

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AmericanOctober 13, 1941233 views

Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham is an American musician, vocalist, lyricist, and music producer

Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt was one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century

FrenchJanuary 23, 1910132 views

Shawn Mendes

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CanadianAugust 8, 1998116 views

Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood is an English musician, guitarist, bassist, songwriter and artist

BritishJune 1, 1947146 views

Mick Taylor

Michael Kevin Taylor more popular as Mick Taylor, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist

BritishJanuary 17, 1949130 views

Slim Dusty

David Gordon Kirkpatrick, professionally known as Slim Dusty, was a celebrated Australian country music singer and songwriter.

AustralianJune 13, 1927134 views

Glenn Frey

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Linda Ronstadt

Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular singer and songwriter who has earned 11 Grammy Awards

AmericanJuly 15, 1946248 views

Ritchie Valens

Richard Steven Valenzuela, also known as as Ritchie Valens, was a singer, songwriter and guitarist

AmericanMay 13, 1941138 views