Famous Guitarists in History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 896

  • 1943-05-21 Hilton Valentine, British rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun) born in North Shields, Northumberland, England
  • 1943-06-01 Ely van Tongeren, Dutch guitarist/singer (Buffoons)
  • 1943-06-25 Chris Huston, British-born record engineer and guitarist, born in North Wales
  • 1943-07-04 Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1943-07-05 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-Native American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band - "The Weight"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943-07-10 Jerry Miller, American songwriter and rock guitarist (Moby Grape), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1943-07-18 Robin McDonald, Scottish rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas), born in Nairn, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 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, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1943-09-25 Gary Alexander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Association), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1943-10-06 Cees Veerman, pop guitarist/singer (Cats-Sure He's a Cat)
  • 1943-10-11 Frank Muyser, Dutch guitarist and saxophonist (Les Baroques)
  • 1943-10-18 Russ Giguere, rock guitarist/vocalist (Association), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • 1943-12-12 Dickey Betts, American guitarist (The Allman Brothers band - Ramblin' Man), born in West Palm Beach, Florida

Person of interestKeith Richards

1943-12-18 Keith Richards, English guitarist and songwriter (The Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
  • 1943-12-21 Albert Lee, English guitarist, born in Lingen, Herefordshire

Person of interestJimmy Page

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

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1944-01-18 Al Perkins, American steel guitarist (Triple Play), born in De Kalb, Texas
  • 1944-02-05 J. R. Cobb, American guitarist & songwriter (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1944-02-23 Johnny Winter, [John Dawson], American blues guitarist (Silver Train), born in Leland Miss, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-03-04 Bobby Womack, American R&B singer/guitarist (Woman's Got to Have It), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1944-03-09 Trevor Burton, English guitarist and rocker (The Move), born in Aston, Birmingham
  • 1944-03-31 Mick Ralphs, English guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
  • 1944-04-03 Barry Pritchard, English rock guitarist (Fortunes), born in Birmingham (d. 1999)
  • 1944-04-15 Dave Edmunds, Welsh singer and guitarist (Rockpile - Girls Talk), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1944-06-07 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in Lewiston, Maine (d. 1973)
  • 1944-06-21 Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks), born in London
  • 1944-06-22 Steve Weber, American folk guitarist, (Rounders-Holy "Boobs" Modal), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1944-06-24 Charlie Whitney, English rock guitarist (Family), born in Skipton, North Yorkshire, England
  • 1944-06-24 Jeff Beck, British rock guitarist (Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group) born in Wallington, Surrey
  • 1944-07-07 Warren Entner, rock vocalist/guitarist (Grass Roots), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1944-07-24 Jim Armstrong, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1944-08-08 Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
  • 1944-08-08 Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, born in Alamosa, Colorado
  • 1944-08-25 Pat Martino, American jazz guitarist (2004 Guitar Player of the Year, Down Beat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-09-21 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • 1944-10-09 John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • 1944-10-29 Denny Laine [Brian Hines], English rock guitarist (The Moody Blues, Wings), born in Tyseley, Birmingham, England
  • 1944-10-29 Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch guitarist (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1944-11-06 Bill Henderson, Canadian rock vocalist and guitarist (Chilliwack), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1944-11-17 Eugene Clarke, US rock guitarist, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • 1944-12-01 Eric Bloom, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • 1944-12-16 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, born in Portchester, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1944-12-19 Alvin Lee, Nottingham England, rock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After), (d. 2013)
  • 1944-12-19 Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)
  • 1944-12-25 Henry Vestine, American guitarist (Canned Heat), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 1997)
  • 1944-12-27 Mick Jones, English rock guitarist (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love is), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • 1945-01-03 Stephen Stills, American songwriter and guitarist (Crosby, Stills & Nash), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945-01-21 Chris Britton, English rock guitarist (Troggs-Rock & Roll Goldmine), born in Hertfordshire
  • 1945-03-09 Robin Trower, English guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale), born in London, England
  • 1945-03-11 Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
  • 1945-03-12 Hans van Emden, Dutch guitarist (Les Baroques)

Person of interestEric Clapton

1945-03-30 Eric Clapton, English singer and guitarist (Tears in Heaven), born in Ripley, Surrey, England

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1945-04-13 Lowell George, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Little Feat - Dixie Chicken), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1979)

Person of interestRitchie Blackmore

1945-04-14 Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple), born in Weston-super-Mare, England

  • 1945-04-19 Michael “Mike” Stewart, American music producer and co-founder and guitarist for We Five, born in Riverside County, California (d. 2002)
  • 1945-05-09 Steve Katz, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPete Townshend

1945-05-19 Peter Townshend, English rock guitarist, vocalist and composer (The Who-Tommy), born in London, England

  • 1945-07-15 Peter Lewis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-08-16 Gary Loizzo, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-08-31 Bob Welch, American rock vocalist, guitarist (Fleetwood Mac), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • 1945-09-04 Daniel Wood "Danny" Gatton, American guitarist (88 Elmira St.), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1994)
  • 1945-09-11 Leo Kottke, American guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1945-09-25 Onnie McIntyre, Scottish guitarist (Average White Band), born in Lennoxtown, Scotland
  • 1945-10-08 Ray Royer, English rock guitarist (Procol Harum), born in The Pinewoods, Essex
  • 1945-11-11 Vince Martell, American rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-11-16 Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)
  • 1945-12-10 Eric Boom, Dutch guitarist and producer
  • 1945-12-16 Tony Hicks, British rock guitarist (The Hollies), born in Nelson, England

Person of interestSyd Barrett

1946-01-06 Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, born in Cambridge, England (d. 2006)

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • 1946-01-08 Robby Krieger, American guitarist (Doors-Light My Fire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-02-18 Buddy Cage, American pedal steel guitarist (New Riders of the Purple Sage, Great Speckled Bird), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1946-02-19 Paul Dean, rock guitarist/vocalist (Loverboy), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1946-02-20 J. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Person of interestDavid Gilmour

1946-03-06 David Gilmour, English rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall), born in Cambridge, England

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • 1946-03-15 Howard Scott, San Pedro Cal, rock guitarist/vocalist (War, Cisco Kid)
  • 1946-03-19 Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire (d. 2004)
  • 1946-03-22 Serge, [Ruud Schaap], Dutch singer/guitarist (Saskia & Serge)
  • 1946-03-31 Al Nichol, rock guitarist/vocalist (Turtles), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1946-04-04 Dave Hill, English rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You), born in Holbeton, Devon
  • 1946-04-14 Patrick Fairley, Scottish guitarist (Marmalade - "Ob La Di, Ob La Da")
  • 1946-04-18 Skip [Alexander Lee] Spence, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1946-04-28 Glenn Ross Campbell, American steel guitarist (The Misunderstood), born in San Diego, California
  • 1946-05-16 Robert Fripp, British guitarist (King Crimson), born in Wimborne Minster, Dorset
  • 1946-05-26 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist and producer (Mott the Hoople, The Spiders From Mars), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1993)
  • 1946-06-05 Frederick "Freddie" Stone, American rock guitarist (Sly & The Family Stone), born in Vallejo, California
  • 1946-06-07 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), born in Merthyr Tydfil (d. 2010)
  • 1946-06-12 Eelco Gelling, Dutch blues guitarist (Cuby + Blizzards), born in Zwartsluis, Netherlands
  • 1946-06-15 Noddy Holder, Walsall United Kingdom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade- Cum On Feel The Noize)
  • 1946-06-22 Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
  • 1946-06-25 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1946-06-25 Ian McDonald, English rock musician (saxophone, keyboards, guitar) (King Crimson, Foreigner), born in Osterly, Middlesex
  • 1946-08-06 Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, born in Bradford (d. 2017)
  • 1946-08-14 Larry Graham Jr., American bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1946-08-17 Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)
  • 1946-09-04 Gary Duncan, American guitarist (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • 1946-09-11 Dennis Tufano, American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-09-24 Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer (Fairport Convention, The Hellecasters), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1946-09-29 Nick Taylor, singer/guitarist (Bloodrock)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 272 of 272

  • 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)
  • 2009-01-06 Ron Asheton, American guitarist and songwriter (The Stooges), dies at 60
  • 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 [Polsfuss], American 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 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), dies of a brain tumour at 63
  • 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 2011-01-04 Gerry Rafferty, Scottish guitarist and vocalist (Baker Street), dies at 63
  • 2011-02-06 Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman), dies at 58
  • 2011-07-24 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), dies at 60
  • 2011-08-29 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, dies at 96
  • 2011-12-04 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf), dies at 80
  • 2012-01-02 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, American rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) dies at 63
  • 2012-01-03 Bob Weston, British guitarist & songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found this date)
  • 2012-03-03 Ronnie Montrose, American rock guitarist (Montrose, Gamma), dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound 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
  • 2012-07-23 Robert Cage, American blues guitarist (From Lake Mary), dies at 75 (b. 1937)
  • 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 (Dave Clark 5), dies at 72

Person of interestTony Sheridan

2013-02-16 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles, dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 2013-03-07 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), dies of heart failure at 65
  • 2013-04-22 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter & guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 2013-05-02 Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist, dies from liver failure at 49
  • 2013-07-26 J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2013-08-14 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • 2013-10-30 Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62
  • 2013-12-10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, 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
  • 2015-01-01 Jeff Golub, American jazz guitarist (Avenue Blue, Rod Stewart), dies of a rare brain disease at 59
  • 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

Person of interestB.B. King

2015-05-14 [Riley B.] B.B. King, American blues guitarist and singer (The Thrill is Gone), dies at 89

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 2015-09-09 Robin McDonald, Scottish rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas), dies at 72
  • 2015-09-13 Gary Richrath, American guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), dies at 65
  • 2016-01-28 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), dies following a heart attack at 74
  • 2016-06-14 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), dies at 72
  • 2016-06-28 Scotty Moore, American guitarist (for Elvis), dies at 84
  • 2016-09-04 David Brown, American guitarist (Santana), dies at 53
  • 2016-11-09 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), dies at 96
  • 2016-12-04 Radim Hladík, Czech guitarist (The Blue Effect), dies from lung illness at 69
  • 2017-02-19 Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (11th House), dies at 73
  • 2017-03-18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], American rock n' roll guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), dies at 90
  • 2017-04-11 J. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J. Geils Band - Centerfold), dies at 71
  • 2017-04-15 Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, dies at 70
  • 2017-08-22 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, dies of heart failure at 72
  • 2017-09-02 Dave Hlubek, American rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), dies at 66
  • 2017-09-12 Riem de Wolff, Indonesian-Dutch singer and guitarist (Blue Diamonds), dies at 74
  • 2017-11-09 Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), dies at 70
  • 2017-11-18 Malcolm Young, Scottish guitarist and songwriter (founding member of AC/DC), dies at 64
  • 2018-01-10 "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), dies from pneumonia at 67
  • 2018-03-02 Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), dies at 62 from West Nile virus
  • 2018-03-12 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), dies of complications following a surgery at 82
  • 2018-06-15 Matt (Guitar) Murphy, American Blues guitarist (Blues Brothers band), dies at 88
  • 2018-12-06 Pete Shelley [Peter McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks "Going Steady"), dies at 63
  • 2019-01-12 Bonnie Guitar [Buckingham], American guitarist, singer and record executive (Dark Moon), dies at 95
  • 2019-03-16 Dick Dale [Richard Anthony Mansour], American guitarist, dies at 81
  • 2019-07-06 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965) dies at 88
  • 2019-09-05 Jimmy Johnson, American session guitarist and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, dies at 76
  • 2019-09-13 Eddie Money [Mahoney], singer/guitarist (Take Me Home Tonight), dies of esophageal cancer at 70
  • 2020-02-07 Steve Weber, American folk guitarist, (Holy Modal Rounders), dies at 76
  • 2020-03-29 Joe Diffie, American country singer and guitarist (Home), dies of COVID-19 complications at 61