Famous Guitarists - List of Famous Guitarists - page 4

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

Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens is a British singer-songwriter who spends a lot of his time in philanthropic and educational causes for the Muslim society

BritishJuly 21, 1948533 views

Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe is an American singer, filmmaker, and lyricist, better known as the frontman of the American rock band R.E.M

AmericanJanuary 4, 1960139 views

Slash

Slash is a British-American musician, the former lead guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses

AmericanJuly 23, 1965201 views

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist

AmericanOctober 18, 1926158 views

Goran Bregović

Goran Bregovic the iconic musician is well known for composing the scores of award winning films like the ‘Underground’ and ‘Time of the Gypsies’

YugoslavMarch 22, 1950499 views

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician and activist

AmericanMay 29, 1961161 views

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter and the founding member of the band ‘Double Trouble’

AmericanOctober 3, 1954804 views

Keith Richards

Keith Richards is the co-founder and guitarist of the rock band, ‘The Rolling Stones’

BritishDecember 18, 1943108 views