Famous Guitarists in History (Part 6)

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  • 1953-03-11 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1953-03-19 Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52's-Love Shack), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1953-03-27 Walter "Wally" Stocker, British rock vocalist and guitarist (The Babys- "Missing You"), born in London, England
  • 1953-05-08 Billy Burnette, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-05-14 Tom Cochrane, Canadian rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-06-04 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), born in Dumbarton (d. 1979)
  • 1953-06-04 Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (d. 2002)
  • 1953-06-18 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1953-06-29 Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work), born in Saltcoats, Scotland
  • 1953-07-22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
  • 1953-07-26 Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-08-27 Alex Lifeson, rock guitarist (Rush), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-09-16 Earl Klugh, American jazz pianist and guitarist, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-10-21 Charlotte Caffey, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Go-Go's)
  • 1953-11-11 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist/guitarist (XTC-Oranges & Lemons)
  • 1953-12-12 Bruce Kulick, American rock guitarist and singer (KISS), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-18 Elliot Easton, [Elliot Shapiro], rock guitarist (Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-31 Michael Hedges, American new age guitarist and composer, born in Sacrament, California (d. 1997)
  • 1954-01-03 Ross The Boss [Ross Friedman], American guitarist (The Dictators), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1954-01-31 Adrian Vandenberg, Dutch rock guitarist (Whitesnake), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • 1954-02-06 Scott Kempner, American rhythm guitarist (Del-Lords), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1954-02-19 Jamie West-Oram, rock guitarist (Fixx)
  • 1954-02-27 Neal Schon, American rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English), born in Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
  • 1954-03-16 Nancy Wilson, rock guitarist (Heart-Never, What about Love), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1954-04-12 Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-05-01 Ray Parker Jr, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954-05-05 Angelo Kimball, American rock guitarist (Face To Face), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1954-05-21 Marc Ribot, American guitarist (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Zorn), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1954-06-13 Jorge Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Malo), born in Autlán de Navarro
  • 1954-07-05 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-07-20 Jay Jay French [John French Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-07-22 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1954-07-25 Ken Greer [Kenneth William Greer], Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-08-12 Pat Metheny, American jazz and fusion guitarist (As Wichita Falls, So Falls Whichita), born in Lee's Summit, Missouri
  • 1954-08-17 Eric Johnson, American guitarist
  • 1954-08-26 Wally Murphy, American guitarist
  • 1954-08-29 Julio Fernandez, Cuban-American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1954-09-26 Craig Chaquico, American rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1954-09-26 César Rosas, Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist (Los Lobos), born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • 1954-09-28 George Lynch, rock guitarist (Lynch Mob-Wicked Sensations)

Person of interestStevie Ray Vaughan

1954-10-03 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1990)

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 1954-11-04 Chris Difford, British guitarist and vocalist (Squeeze), born in Greenwich, London
  • 1954-11-09 Dennis Stratton, British rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London
  • 1954-11-20 Frank Marino, Canadian rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1954-12-25 Robin Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1954-12-29 Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter & guitarist, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1955-01-10 Michael Schenker, German rock guitarist (MSG-Coming on Strong, Scorpions), born in Sarstedt, Germany
  • 1955-01-13 Trevor Rabin, South African rock guitarist and film score composer (Yes), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Person of interestEddie Van Halen

1955-01-26 Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen
  • 1955-02-28 Randy Jackson, American rock musician (Zebra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-03-14 Boon Gould, rock guitarist (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • 1955-03-31 Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
  • 1955-04-15 Jeff Golub, American jazz guitarist (Avenue Blue, Rod Stewart), born in Copley Township, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1955-04-17 Pete Shelley [Peter McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks "Going Steady"), born in Leigh, England (d. 2018)
  • 1955-04-17 Rob Bolland, Dutch singer and guitarist (Bolland & Bolland), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 1955-05-03 Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1955-05-22 Iva Davies, Australian rock guitarist and vocalist (Icehouse), born in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1955-05-22 Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money, The Greg Kihn Band), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1955-05-31 Tommy Emmanuel, Australian-American acoustic guitarist (Stevie's Blues), born in Muswellbrook, New South Wales
  • 1955-06-08 Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
  • 1955-06-26 Mick Jones, English rock vocalist and guitarist (The Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • 1955-07-03 Neil Clark, Scottish rock guitarist (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • 1955-07-03 Marc Bonilla, American guitarist (Keith Emerson Band), born in Contra Costa, California
  • 1955-08-05 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955-08-17 Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC)
  • 1955-09-01 Bruce Foxton, rock guitarist (Jam)

Person of interestSteve Jones

1955-09-03 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Steve Jones
  • 1955-10-21 Eric Faulkner, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1955-11-09 Don Schiff, American guitarist, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1955-12-20 Ed Kuepper, Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter (The Saints), born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1956-01-04 Bernard Sumner [Albrecht], English rock guitarist, vocalist (Joy Division and New Order), born in Salford, England
  • 1956-01-04 Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
  • 1956-01-25 Andy Cox, British guitarist (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1956-02-12 Brian Robertson, Scottish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Clarkston, Scotland
  • 1956-02-19 Dave Wakeling, rock singer/guitarist
  • 1956-05-02 David Rhodes, English guitarist (Random Hold), born in London
  • 1956-05-31 Bart van Poppel, Dutch bassist/guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
  • 1956-07-02 Jeffrey Cooper, rock guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1956-07-15 Joe Satriani, American guitarist, born in Westbury, New York
  • 1956-08-05 Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)
  • 1956-08-08 Chris Foreman [Chrissy Boy], English guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House), born in London
  • 1956-08-20 Rick Olsen, American rock guitarist (Berlin-Take My Breath Away)
  • 1956-09-05 Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings), born in Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1956-09-16 Charles Fearing, American rock guitarist (Raydio)
  • 1956-10-25 Matthias Jabs, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change), born in Hannover, Germany
  • 1956-11-04 James Honeyman-Scott, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Pretenders), born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England (d. 1982)
  • 1956-11-04 Jeff Watson, American rock guitarist (Night Ranger), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1956-11-20 Dan Powers, rock guitarist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1956-12-01 Stuart Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face)
  • 1956-12-06 Peter Buck, American pop guitarist (REM-Murmur), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1956-12-06 Randy Rhoads, American heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • 1956-12-08 Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)
  • 1956-12-23 Dave Murray, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • 1957-01-24 Vladimir "Vlatko" Stefanovski, Macedonian guitarist, born in Prilep
  • 1957-01-29 Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
  • 1957-02-25 Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scot, guitarist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
  • 1957-02-27 Adrian Smith, English heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High), born in London Borough of Hackney, London
  • 1957-03-18 Melvin Gentry, vocalits/guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1957-04-04 Graeme Kelling, Scottish pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), born in Paisley, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • 1957-04-29 Mark Kendall, American guitarist

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