Today in Guitarist History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 843

  • 1935-05-09 Nokie Edwards, Lahoma, Oklahoma, American guitarist (The Ventures)
  • 1935-06-06 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis (d. 1979)
  • 1935-08-30 John Phillips, singer/guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming)
  • 1936-03-08 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • 1936-07-16 Buddy Merrill, Torrey Utah, guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1936-07-30 George "Buddy" Guy, US blues guitarist (Stone Crazy)
  • 1936-10-28 Ted Hawkins, singer/guitarist
  • 1936-11-12 Robert White, guitarist
  • 1936-11-28 Celin Romero, Spanish guitarist
  • 1936-12-04 Larry Davis, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1937-01-16 Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • 1937-02-10 Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
  • 1937-03-27 Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, US blues guitarist/singer (Lion's Den)
  • 1937-05-04 Dick Dale, American guitarist
  • 1937-05-09 Sonny Curtis, Texas, guitarist (Crickets)
  • 1937-05-15 Trini Lopez [Tinidad Lopez], American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1937-06-15 Waylon Jennings, country singer/guitarist (Ramblin' Man)
  • 1937-08-06 Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)
  • 1938-03-03 Willie Chambers, guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • 1938-03-05 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • 1938-04-26 Duane Eddy, American guitarist (Peter Gunn, Cannonball), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1938-07-06 Franco, Zaire, composer/guitarist/leader (Masumbuku)
  • 1938-07-11 Terry Garthwaite, US guitarist/singer (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1938-09-20 Eric Gale, US funk guitarist (Blue Horizon)
  • 1938-10-03 Eddie Cochran, rock vocalist/guitarist (C'Mon Everybody), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1938-11-16 Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1938-12-05 John J Cale, rock guitarist (After Midnight), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1939-07-31 John R West, rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • 1939-08-17 Luther Allison, Mayflower Ark, rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming)
  • 1939-08-21 James Burton, American guitarist
  • 1939-09-23 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, born in Ozark, Arkansas (d. 1988)
  • 1939-11-24 Jim Yester, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1940-02-02 Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
  • 1940-02-28 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1940-03-16 Keith Rowe, English guitarist (AMM) and painter
  • 1940-04-17 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (When Will You Say I Love You), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)

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1940-05-21 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Norwich, England (d. 2013)

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 1940-08-27 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist
  • 1940-10-07 Dino Valenti, rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
  • 1940-12-23 Jorma Kaukonen, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941-02-08 Tom Rush, NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Circle Game, Urge For Going)
  • 1941-03-17 Paul Kantner, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • 1941-04-18 Mike Vickers, rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1941-04-24 John Williams, Australian guitarist (Acad Award), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1941-05-12 Ruud de Wolff, singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)
  • 1941-05-13 Joe Brown, singer/guitarist
  • 1941-06-15 Harry Nilsson, American singer/guitarist (Midnight Cowboy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-08-15 Don Rich, Olympia Wash, guitarist/country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1941-08-30 John McNally, rock guitarist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1941-10-18 William "Billy" Cox, Guitarist (performed with Jimi Hendrix), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1941-10-21 Steve Cropper, TN, guitarist/songwriter (Booker T & MGs)
  • 1941-11-17 Gene Clark, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-12-10 Chad Stuart, Windermere Cumberland, UK rock vocalist/guitarist (Chad & Jeremy)
  • 1942-01-01 Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • 1942-01-04 John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)
  • 1942-02-02 Graham Nash, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Southern Cross)
  • 1942-02-28 Brian Jones, [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English rock guitarist (Rolling Stones)
  • 1942-03-02 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1942-03-03 Mike Pender, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-05-13 Jim Douglas, jazz guitarist
  • 1942-05-24 Derek Quinn, guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • 1942-07-13 Roger McGuinn, guitarist (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn, Mr Tambourine Man)
  • 1942-07-23 John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
  • 1942-08-05 Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), (d. 2013)
  • 1942-08-24 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-09-03 Al Jardine, Lima Oh, guitarist/singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room)
  • 1942-10-14 Billy Harrison, Belfast Ireland, rock guitarist (Them)
  • 1942-10-21 Elvin Bishop, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1942-10-22 Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)

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1942-11-27 Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1942-12-14 Dick Wagner, rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1942-12-30 Robert Quine, American guitarist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • 1942-12-31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1943-01-17 Chris Montez [Ezekiel Montanez], American guitarist and singer, born in Los Angeles
  • 1943-02-05 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1943-02-08 Creed Bratton, California, rock guitarist (Grass Roots-Sooner or Later)
  • 1943-03-01 Piet Veerman, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • 1943-03-22 George Benson, American jazz/blues singer/guitarist (Greatest Love of All), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-04-02 Larry Coryell, jazz guitarist (11th House), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1943-04-07 Mick Abrahams, Luton, rock guitarist (Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig)
  • 1943-04-15 Riem de Wolff, Indonesian/Dutch singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)
  • 1943-05-14 Dereck "Lek" Leckenby, guitarist
  • 1943-05-21 Hilton Valentine, rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1943-06-01 Ely van Tongeren, Dutch guitarist/singer (Buffoons)
  • 1943-07-04 Al "Blind Owl" Wilson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat)
  • 1943-07-05 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943-07-10 Jerry Miller, rock guitarist (Moby Grape), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1943-07-18 Robin McDonald, Scotland, rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & Dakotas)
  • 1943-07-21 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1943-07-28 Mike Bloomfield, American blues guitarist/singer (Analine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1943-08-24 John Cipollina, rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1943-09-25 Gary Alexander, TN, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)
  • 1943-10-06 Cees Veerman, pop guitarist/singer (Cats-Sure He's a Cat)
  • 1943-10-11 Frank Muyser, Dutch guitarist/saxophonist (Les Baroques)
  • 1943-10-18 Russ Giguere, rock guitarist/vocalist (Association), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • 1943-12-12 Dickey Betts, guitarist (Allman Bros-Ramblin' Man), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1943-12-16 Anthony 'Tony' Hicks, Nelson Lancashire, British rock guitarist (The Hollies)
  • 1943-12-18 Keith Richards, England, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
  • 1943-12-21 Albert Lee, English guitarist, born in Lingen, Herefordshire

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1944-01-09 Jimmy Page, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 207

  • 1995-06-14 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47
  • 1995-06-27 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1995-07-23 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 1995-07-26 Laurindo Almeida, composer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1995-11-07 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • 1995-11-19 Shirley Bergeron, singer/guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1996-01-11 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1996-01-20 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 63
  • 1996-02-03 Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1996-02-13 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist, dies at 91
  • 1996-02-16 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, American blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 1996-02-24 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71
  • 1996-08-08 Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
  • 1997-01-02 Randy California, [Wolfe], rock guitarist, dies at 45
  • 1997-02-20 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist (b. 1960)
  • 1997-05-03 Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (b. 1927)
  • 1997-10-19 Glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49
  • 1997-11-25 Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62
  • 1997-12-02 Michael Hedges, American guitarist known for originality (b. 1953)
  • 1998-02-06 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 1998-07-25 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (b. 1921)
  • 1999-04-16 Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
  • 1999-08-24 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (b. 1929)
  • 1999-11-30 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74
  • 2000-03-01 Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • 2000-07-28 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), dies in a construction accident at 47
  • 2000-09-26 Baden Powell, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
  • 2000-12-19 Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
  • 2001-01-12 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 2001-06-30 Chet Atkins, American country guitar player and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2001-07-27 Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (b. 1952)
  • 2001-11-17 Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)

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2001-11-29 George Harrison, English pop star and Beatle (Traveling Wilburys-My Sweet Lord), dies of lung cancer at 58

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 2001-12-03 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • 2002-06-06 Robbin Crosby, American guitarist (Ratt) (b. 1959)
  • 2002-08-09 Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (b. 1953)

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2002-08-10 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), dies of pancreatic cancer at 40

Guitarist Michael Houser
Guitarist
Michael Houser
  • 2002-12-09 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
  • 2002-12-31 Kevin MacMichael, American guitarist (Cutting Crew) (b. 1951)

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2003-01-12 Maurice Gibb, guitarist of the Bee Gees, dies of cardiac arrest at 53

Guitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice Gibb
Guitarist of the Bee Gees
Maurice Gibb
  • 2003-02-20 Ty Longley, American guitarist (Great White) (b. 1971)

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2003-09-12 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming), dies at 71

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 2003-09-26 Shawn Lane, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  • 2003-11-15 Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924)
  • 2004-03-09 Rust Epique, former Crazy Town guitarist (b. 1968)
  • 2004-04-06 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
  • 2004-05-06 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)
  • 2004-05-31 Robert Quine, American guitarist, dies at 61
  • 2004-08-09 Tony Mottola, American guitarist (b. 1918)
  • 2004-12-08 Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist in band Pantera is shot & killed while performing onstage in Columbus Ohio by crazed fan Nathan Gale
  • 2004-12-26 Mieszko Talarczyk, Lead singer/Guitarist of grindcore band, Nasum, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1974)
  • 2005-01-29 Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
  • 2005-07-23 Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • 2005-08-26 Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)

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2006-07-07 Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, dies of pancreatic cancer at 60

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • 2006-08-27 Jesse Pintado, Mexican-born guitarist (Napalm Death) (b. 1969)
  • 2006-09-23 Etta Baker, American blues guitarist, dies at 93
  • 2006-11-21 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
  • 2007-03-04 Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
  • 2007-04-21 Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2007-07-12 Robert Burås, Norwegian guitar player (b. 1975)
  • 2007-07-15 Kelly Johnson, English guitarist, dies at 49
  • 2007-08-06 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo) (b. 1969)
  • 2008-03-24 Chalmers "Spanky" Alford‎, American guitarist (b. 1955)
  • 2008-07-01 Mel Galley, English guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2008-07-20 Artie Traum, American guitarist (b. 1943)
  • 2009-02-19 Miika Tenkula, Finnish guitarist for the band Sentenced (b.1974)
  • 2009-03-04 John Cephas, American Piedmont blues guitarist (b. 1930)
  • 2009-03-20 Mel Brown, American/Canadian Blues Guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 2009-05-24 Jay Bennett, American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, and singer-songwriter (b. 1963)
  • 2009-08-13 Les Paul, American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), dies at 94
  • 2009-12-30 Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist (The Birthday Party) (b. 1959)
  • 2010-01-11 Mick Green, British guitarist (b. 1944)
  • 2010-03-10 Mickey Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), dies at 63
  • 2011-08-29 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, dies at 96
  • 2011-12-04 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (b. 1931)
  • 2012-01-02 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) dies at 63
  • 2012-01-03 Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found this date)
  • 2012-03-03 Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, dies from prostate cancer at 64
  • 2012-04-20 Bert Weedon, English guitar player, dies at 91
  • 2012-05-01 Charles "skip" Pitts, American soul and blues guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 65
  • 2012-09-02 Mark Abrahamian, guitarist (Starship), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 2012-09-05 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from heart failure at 72
  • 2012-09-10 Steven Springer, American guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 60
  • 2012-11-27 Mickey Baker, American guitar player ("Love is strange"), dies at 87
  • 2013-02-11 Rick Huxley, English guitarist, dies at 72

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2013-02-16 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 2013-04-22 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 2013-05-02 Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist, dies from liver failure at 49
  • 2013-07-26 JJ Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2013-10-30 Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62
  • 2013-12-10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, dies at 83
  • 2014-06-22 Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, dies from complications from emphysema at 68
  • 2014-07-30 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71
  • 2015-03-26 John Renbourn, English folk guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 2015-04-01 Dave Ball, English guitarist (Procul Harum), dies of cancer at 65

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2015-05-14 B.B. King, American Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, dies at 89

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 2015-09-13 Gary Richrath, American guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), dies at 65
  • 2016-01-28 Paul Kantner, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), dies at 74
  • 2016-06-14 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), dies at 72