Famous Guitarists in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,247

  • 1925-10-12 Guitar Gabriel [Robert Lewis Jones], American blues singer and guitarist, born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • 1925-10-15 Mickey Baker, American guitar player ("Love is strange"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1925-10-21 Charles "Doctor" Ross, American blues singer and guitarist (The Harmonica Boss), born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 1993)
  • 1926-01-03 Danny Overbea, American rock singer and guitarist (40 Cups of Coffee), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1926-01-09 John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2020)

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1926-10-18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], American rock n' roll guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll Over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)

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  • 1926-12-10 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], blues guitarist ("The Things That I Used to Do"), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • 1927-02-25 René Thomas, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1927-02-28 Don Helms, American steel guitarist (Hank Williams's Drifting Cowboys), born in New Brockton, Alabama (d. 2008)
  • 1927-03-18 Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey, American Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, born near Pleasant Grove, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1927-11-14 Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)
  • 1928-06-04 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), born in Thilbodaux, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1928-08-16 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican-American blues guitarist, singer and harmonica player (Have Mercy On Me), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2011)
  • 1928-11-25 James "Jimmy" Johnson, American gospel and blues singer and guitarist, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • 1928-12-12 Lonesome Sundown [Cornelius Green III], American blues singer and guitarist, born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1928-12-30 Bo Diddley [Ellas Bates McDaniels], American rock `n' roll pioneer guitarist (Bo Diddley), born in McComb, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • 1929-01-13 Joe Pass [Passalaqua], American jazz guitarist ("The Trio" with Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald) and composer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • 1929-01-17 Grady Martin, country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • 1929-01-22 (Elijah) Doug Quattlebaum, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter (Softee Man Blues), born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1929-03-05 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, born in Monticello, Mississippi (d. 1967)
  • 1929-05-02 (Fred Lincoln) "Link" Wray, Native American rock guitarist ("Rumble"), born in Dunn, North Carolina (d. 2005)
  • 1929-06-10 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1929-06-15 Nigel Pickering, American guitarist (Spanky & Our Gang), born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • 1929-06-21 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist and composer, born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
  • 1929-09-18 Louis Myers, American blues guitarist and harmonica player, born in Byhalia, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1929-12-29 Matt "Guitar" Murphy, American blues guitarist (Blues Brothers band), born in Sunflower, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1930-01-12 Glenn Yarborough, American folk singer & guitarist (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2016)
  • 1930-01-15 Earl Hooker, American blues slide guitar player ("Blue Guitar"), born in Quitman County, Mississippi (d. 1970)
  • 1930-01-29 Derek Bailey, British avant-garde jazz guitar virtuoso, born in Sheffield, England (d. 2005)
  • 1930-02-28 Marty Grosz, American swing and dixieland jazz guitarist, banjoist, vocalist, and composer born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1930-08-30 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2004)
  • 1930-11-11 Hank Garland, American country, rock and jazz guitar virtuoso ("Sugarfoot Rag"; "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame"; "Jingle Bell Rock"), born in Cowpens, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1930-12-04 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1930-12-30 Orville "Red" Rhodes, American session pedal steel guitarist, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1931-04-16 John Littlejohn [Funchess], American electric blues slide guitarist ("So-Called Friends"), born in Lake, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1931-06-10 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965), born in Juazeiro, Bahia (d. 2019)
  • 1931-07-31 Kenny Burrell, American guitarist (Organ Grinder Swing), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1931-11-16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1931-12-27 Scotty Moore, guitarist (for Elvis), born in Gadsden, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1932-03-23 Louisiana Red [Iverson Minter], American blues guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("Sweet Blood Call"), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1932-06-19 Ernest Ranglin, Jamaican guitarist (Studio One, Jimmy Cliff), born in Manchester, Jamaica
  • 1932-07-19 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • 1932-10-01 Albert Collins, American blues guitarist (Ice Pickin'; Don't Lose Your Cool; Showdown!), born in Leona, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1932-10-08 (Roddis) "Pete" Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • 1933-02-10 Don Wilson, American guitarist (The Ventures, Hawaii 5-0 Theme), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1933-04-15 Roy Clark, American country and bluegrass singer, guitarist, and banjo player (Hee Haw; The Tonight Show), born in Meherrin, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • 1933-07-14 Del Reeves, singer and guitarist
  • 1933-07-15 Julian Bream, English classical guitarist and lutenist, born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1933-09-18 (James Frederick) "Jimmie" Rodgers, American pop singer and guitarist ("Honey Comb" ; “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again”), born in Camas, Washington (d. 2021)
  • 1933-12-29 "Prez" Kenneth [Kidd], American blues singer and bass guitarist ("Devil Dealing"), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1933-12-31 Fred F. Carter Jr., American country session guitarist, singer, producer and composer (Nashville's "A-Team"), born in Winnsboro, Louisiana (d. 2010)
  • 1934-01-09 Julian B Coco, Dutch guitarist (Princess Christina), born in Willemstad, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1934-02-07 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934-03-04 John Duffey, American bluegrass guitarist, dobro, and mandolin player (Country Gentlemen), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1996)
  • 1934-03-17 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
  • 1934-03-25 Johnny Burnette, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Train Kept A-Rollin'"; "You're Sixteen"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • 1934-06-09 Wild Jimmy Spruill, American blues guitarist, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1934-09-07 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist (Grits Ain't Groceries), born in Inverness, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • 1934-12-30 Del Shannon [Charles Westover], American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Runaway), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)
  • 1935-01-09 Buddy Scott, American blues guitarist, born in Goodman, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1935-02-03 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rock guitarist
  • 1935-02-11 Gene Vincent [Vincent Eugene Craddock], American rock guitarist and vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1971)
  • 1935-03-21 Antonio Membrado, Spanish-French classical guitarist and composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2016)
  • 1935-04-16 Haskell Sadler, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1994)
  • 1935-05-09 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), born in Lahoma, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • 1935-06-06 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis (d. 1979)
  • 1935-06-19 Tommy Devito, American rock baritone vocalist and guitarist (Four Seasons - "Sherry"), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1935-08-30 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming), born in Parris Island, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1935-11-05 Jerry Amper Dadap, Filippino guitarist and composer, born in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
  • 1936-01-07 Richard Podolor, American session guitarist, sound engineer and, record producer (Three Dog Night; Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936-01-20 Luther Tucker, American blues guitarist, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1983)
  • 1936-03-08 Gábor Szabó, Hungarian-American jazz guitarist (Spellbinder), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1936-06-03 Eddie Willis, American guitar and sitar player (The Funk Brothers), born in Grenada, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1936-07-16 Buddy Merrill, American guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Torrey, Utah
  • 1936-07-30 Buddy [George] Guy, American blues guitarist (Stone Crazy), born in Lettsworth, Louisiana
  • 1936-09-25 Booba [Roosevelt Melvin] Barnes, American blues guitarist, born in Longwood, Washington County, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • 1936-10-26 Alvin Wayne "Al" Casey, American rock and session guitarist (Duane Eddy; The Wrecking Crew), born in Long Beach, california (d. 2006)
  • 1936-10-28 Ted Hawkins, American singer and guitarist (The Next Hundred Years), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1936-11-19 Robert White, American session guitarist (Temptations - "My Girl"), born in Billmeyer, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1936-11-23 Celin Romero, Spanish classical guitarist (the Romeros), born in Málaga, Spain
  • 1936-12-04 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • 1936-12-12 Reggie Young, American session guitarist (The Memphis Boys), born in Caruthersville, Missouri (d. 2019) [1]
  • 1937-01-16 Bob Bogle, American surf rock bassist and guitarist (Ventures - "Walk, Don't Run"), born in Wagoner, Oklahoma (d. 2009)
  • 1937-01-21 (Fird) "Snooks" Eaglin, American blues and R&B guitarist and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2009)
  • 1937-02-11 Phillip Walker, American electric blues guitarist, and singer ("Hello My Darling"), born in Welsh, Louisiana (d. 2010)
  • 1937-02-14 "Magic" Sam [Maghett], American blues guitarist ("Feelin' Good (We're Gonna Boogie)"), born in Granada County, Mississippi (d. 1969)
  • 1937-03-23 Robert Cage, American blues guitarist (From Lake Mary), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1937-03-27 Johnny Copeland, American blues guitarist and singer (Lion's Den), born in Haynesville, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1937-05-04 Dick Dale [Richard Anthony Mansour], American guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d.2019)
  • 1937-05-09 Sonny Curtis, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (the Crickets, I fought the Law), born in Meadow, Texas
  • 1937-05-15 Trini Lopez [Trinidad Lopez], American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1937-06-15 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist (Ramblin' Man), born in Littlefield, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1937-06-23 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets), born in South Gate, California (d. 2004)
  • 1937-08-06 Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)
  • 1938-01-26 Bill Wurtzel, American jazz and classical guitarist (Count Basie), born in Forestburgh, New York
  • 1938-02-04 Joe Beard, American blues guitarist (No More Cherry Rose), born in Ashland, Mississippi
  • 1938-03-03 Willie Chambers, guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • 1938-03-05 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • 1938-04-09 Rockin' Sidney [Simien], American zydeco and R&B singer-songwriter, accordionist, guitarist, organist, and harmonica player ("My Toot-Toot"; "You Ain't Nothing But Fine"), born in Lebeau, Louisiana (d. 1998)
  • 1938-04-26 Duane Eddy, American guitarist (Peter Gunn, Cannonball), born in Phoenix, Arizona

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 394

  • 1991-02-14 Roy Lanham, American western swing and jazz guitarist (The Whippoorwills; Sons of the Pioneers, 1961-86), dies at 68
  • 1991-03-21 Leo Fender, American inventor (Fender guitar), dies at 81
  • 1991-04-20 Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a house fire at 44
  • 1991-06-23 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • 1992-02-08 Denny Wright, British jazz guitarist, dies at 67
  • 1992-03-04 Mary Osborne, jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer
  • 1992-04-20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer and guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1992-04-25 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), dies of cancer at 39
  • 1992-05-23 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer, composer, and guitarist, dies at 84
  • 1992-05-29 Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 1992-06-27 Stefanie Ann Sargent, guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of overdose at 24
  • 1992-07-15 Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • 1992-12-21 Albert King [Nelson], American blues guitarist and singer (BB King & Friends, Blues Alive), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1992-12-23 Eddie Hazel, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), dies at 42
  • 1993-03-03 Carlos Montoya, American flamenco guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966), dies at 89
  • 1993-04-29 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist and producer (Mott the Hoople; The Spiders From Mars), dies at 46
  • 1993-05-28 Charles "Doctor" Ross, American blues singer and guitarist (Doctor Ross the Harmonica Boss), dies at 67
  • 1993-11-24 Albert Collins, American blues guitarist (Ice Pickin'; Don't Lose Your Cool; Showdown!), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1993-12-05 Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms), commits suicide using a pistol at 32
  • 1994-01-05 Victor van Os, Dutch jazz guitarist, dies at 39
  • 1994-01-09 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
  • 1994-02-01 John Littlejohn [Funchess], American electric blues slide guitarist ("So-Called Friends"), dies of renal failure at 62
  • 1994-02-02 John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
  • 1994-02-05 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
  • 1994-02-14 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
  • 1994-02-27 Roosevelt Holts, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 89
  • 1994-03-13 Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
  • 1994-04-05 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94
  • 1994-04-07 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B singer, harmonica player, and guitarist (Dr. Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • 1994-04-12 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar, dies at 60
  • 1994-04-19 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1994-05-06 Haskell Sadler, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 59
  • 1994-05-11 Danny Overbea, American singer & guitarist (40 Cups of Coffee), dies at 68
  • 1994-05-23 Joe Pass [Passalaqua], American jazz guitarist ("The Trio" with Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald) and composer, , dies from liver cancer at 65
  • 1994-05-25 Eric Gale, American jazz guitarist (Negril, Stuff), dies of lung cancer at 55
  • 1994-05-26 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist (Last Exit) dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 1994-06-04 Derek "Lek" Leckenby, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at 48
  • 1994-08-28 Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies at 25
  • 1994-09-04 Louis Myers, American blues guitarist and harmonica player, dies at 64
  • 1994-10-01 Scott Dunbar, American blues vocalist and guitarist, dies at 90
  • 1994-10-04 Daniel Wood "Danny" Gatton, American guitarist (88 Elmira St.), commits suicide at 48
  • 1994-10-27 Robert White, guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1994-11-04 Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist (MC5), dies at 46
  • 1994-11-16 Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies at 57
  • 1994-12-24 Nathan I. Daniel, inventor (Guitars), dies at 82
  • 1995-01-01 Ted Hawkins, American singer & guitarist (The Next Hundred Years), dies of a stroke at 58
  • 1995-02-03 Turner Fodrell, American blues and folk singer, and guitarist, dies at 66
  • 1995-02-07 William Harry "Billy" Jones, American rock guitarist (The Outlaws), dies of self-inflicted gunshot at 45
  • 1995-02-18 Robert "Bob" Stinson, American rock guitarist (The Replacements), dies of organ failure at 35
  • 1995-02-26 Willie Johnson, American electric blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf's "How Many More Years"), dies at 71
  • 1995-02-28 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
  • 1995-03-24 Joey Long, blues/cajun guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1995-04-23 Lonesome Sundown [Cornelius Green III], American blues singer & guitarist, dies at 66
  • 1995-05-10 Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
  • 1995-06-13 David Parry, guitarist, dies 53
  • 1995-06-14 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47
  • 1995-06-27 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1995-07-23 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 1995-07-26 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian classical, jazz and Latin guitarist and composer (developed bossa nova), dies of leukemia at 77
  • 1995-08-20 Orville "Red" Rhodes, American session pedal steel guitarist, dies at 64
  • 1995-10-31 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), dies at 67
  • 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, Burmese-English 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
  • 1996-03-01 (Elijah) Doug Quattlebaum, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter (Softee Man Blues), dies at 67
  • 1996-03-22 (William Famous) Billy Williamson, American steel guitar player ( Bill Haley and His Saddlemen; Bill Haley & His Comets), dies at 71
  • 1996-04-02 Guitar Gabriel [Robert Lewis Jones], American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 70
  • 1996-04-03 (Roosevelt) "Booba" Barnes, American blues guitarist, dies at 59
  • 1996-04-06 Nadieh [Karin Meis], Dutch singer, guitarist and composer (Haifa Blue) dies from a pulmonary embolism and breast cancer at 37
  • 1996-05-17 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, musician, dies at 61
  • 1996-06-01 Alan Blakley, British guitarist and record producer (The Tremeloes - "Here Comes My Baby"; "Silence Is Golden"), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1996-08-08 Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
  • 1996-12-10 John Duffey, bluegrass guitarist, dobro, and mandolin player (Country Gentlemen), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1997-01-02 Randy California, American rock guitarist, dies at 45
  • 1997-02-20 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist, dies at 36
  • 1997-05-03 Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (b. 1927)
  • 1997-07-29 Chuck Wayne [Jagelka], America session and jazz guitarist ( Woody Herman; George Shearing; Tony Bennett), dies of emphysema at 74
  • 1997-10-19 Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, dies at 49
  • 1997-10-20 Henry Vestine, American guitarist (Canned Heat), dies of heart and respiratory failure at 52
  • 1997-11-25 Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62
  • 1997-12-02 Michael Hedges, American new age guitarist and composer, dies in a car accident at 43
  • 1998-02-05 Timothy "Tim" Kelly, American guitarist (Slaughter), dies in a car accident at 35
  • 1998-02-06 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 1998-02-25 Rockin' Sidney [Simien], American zydeco and R&B singer-songwriter, accordionist, guitarist, organist, and harmonica player ("My Toot-Toot"; "You Ain't Nothing But Fine"), dies of throat cancer at 59
  • 1998-06-25 Lounès Matoub, Kabylian singer-songwriter, guitar and mandole player, and Berber rights activist,, assassinated by the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) at 42
  • 1998-07-25 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, dies at 77
  • 1999-02-02 David McComb, Australian singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Triffids, 1976-89; d The Blackeyed Susans, 1989–93), dies after unsuccessful heart transplant at 38
  • 1999-03-07 Lowell Fulson, Choctaw-Cherokee-American blues guitarist and songwriter (“3 O’Clock Blues”; “Reconsider Baby”), dies at 77
  • 1999-04-16 Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canadian-American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 1999-08-24 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1999-11-13 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, American rock guitarist and electric violin pioneer (Don & Dewey; Frank Zappa), dies of pulmonary disease at 61 [1]
  • 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)
  • 2000-07-01 Micheal "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), dies of kidney disease at 50
  • 2000-07-28 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), dies in a construction accident at 47

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