Famous Guitarists in History (Part 8)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,375

  • 1951-10-27 K. K. Downing, British rock guitarist (Judas Priest - "Breakin' The Law"), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
  • 1951-10-29 Rick Bordia, rock guitarist (Mink Deville)
  • 1951-11-07 Kevin Macmichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"), born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2002)
  • 1951-11-08 Larry Burnett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Firefall), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951-11-29 Barry Goudreau, American rock guitarist (Boston - "More Than A Feeling"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1951-12-03 Kimberley Rew, British rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Katrina and the Waves - "Walking on Sunshine"), born in Bristol, England
  • 1951-12-16 Robben Ford, American jazz, rock, and blues guitarist (L.A. Express; Yellowjackets), born in Woodlake, California
  • 1952-01-10 Scott Thurston, American guitarist & keyboardist (Motels - "Only the Lonely"), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1952-01-11 Lee Ritenour, American jazz-fusion guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-02-23 Bradley "Brad" Whitford, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith - "Love In An Elevator", "Last Child"), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • 1952-03-07 Ernie Isley, American vocalist and guitarist (The Isley Brothers - "It's Your Thing"; "Heat is On"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1952-04-04 Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2011)
  • 1952-04-10 Mark Goldenberg, American session and touring guitarist (Jackson Browne; Cher), songwriter (Pointer Sisters; Peter Frampton), and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-04-12 J. D. Nicholas, British guitarist (Heatwave, Commodores), born in Watford, England
  • 1952-05-03 Keiji Haino, Japanese rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter ( Fushitsusha), born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1952-05-14 David Byrne, Scottish-American rock singer-songwriter (Talking Heads - "Burning Down the House"; "Psycho Killer"), born in Dumbarton Scotland
  • 1952-05-23 James Mankey, American rock guitarist (Sparks, 1972-73; Concrete Blonde - "Joey"), born in Washington
  • 1952-06-05 Monnette Sudler, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-06-07 Royce Campbell, touring, session, and jazz guitarist (Marvin Gaye; Henry Mancini), born in North Vernon, Indiana
  • 1952-06-13 Russell Javors, American rock guitarist (Billy Joel's band, 1976 to 1989), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-06-21 Marcella Detroit [Levy], American rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter ("Lay Down Sally"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-06-25 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1992)
  • 1952-07-10 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist and singer, born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1952-07-12 Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass guitar player (Iron Butterfly), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1952-07-15 Jeff Carlisi, American rock guitarist (.38 Special), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1952-07-15 Johnny Thunders [Genzale], American punk rock guitarist (New York Dolls), born in Queens, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1952-07-19 (Larkin) Allen Collins, American rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Free Bird", "Gimme Three Steps"; Rossington-Collins Band), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1990)
  • 1952-08-02 Les Dudek, American guitarist and singer (Steve Miller Band), born in Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Rhode Island
  • 1952-08-15 Ger Hoeymakers, Dutch rock guitarist (Franc Boeijen Group), born in Sevenum, Netherlands
  • 1952-08-22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), born in Bay Village, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1952-08-26 Billy Rush, American guitarist (Asbury Jukes; Serge Gainesbourg), born in Deal, New Jersey
  • 1952-09-09 David Stewart, rock guitarist, songwriter and producer (Eurythmics - "Here Comes the Rain Again"), born in Sunderland, England
  • 1952-09-09 Manuel Göttsching, German ambient and rock guitarist (Ash Ra Tempel), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1952-09-09 Phil Palmer, British rock and jazz session guitarist, noted for his slide work, born in London
  • 1952-09-12 Gerry Beckley, American rock vocalist, guitarist and songwriter (America - "Sister Golden Hair"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1952-09-19 Nile Rodgers, American guitarist and music producer (Chic), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-21 Dave Gregory, British rock guitarist (XTC; Big Big Train), born in Swindon, England
  • 1952-09-30 John Lombardo, American songwriter and guitarist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York
  • 1952-10-01 Earl Slick [Frank Madeloni] American rock guitarist (David Bowie; Phantom, Rocker & Slick), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-11-27 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1952-12-03 Don Barnes, American rock guitarist (38 Special - "Teacher, Teacher"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1952-12-03 Duane Roland, American southern-rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' With Disaster), born in Jeffersonville, Indiana (d. 2006)
  • 1952-12-05 Bobby Barth, American rocker vocalist and guitarist (Axe), born in Coffeyville, Kansas
  • 1953-01-01 Greg Carmichael, British guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy)
  • 1953-01-06 Malcolm Young, Scottish guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • 1953-01-23 Robin Zander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Cheap Trick - "Dream Police"; "I Want You To Want Me"), born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • 1953-01-29 Louie F. Pérez, Jr., American lyricist, percussionist, guitarist, and jarana player (Los Lobos - "Will The Wolf Survive?"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-02-07 Bruce Gaitsch, American session guitarist, songwriter, and record producer (Chicago; Richard Marx; Peter Cetera; Madonna), born in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1953-02-11 Neil Henderson, Scottish pop guitarist (Middle Of The Road - "Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheap Cheap"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-02-20 Poison Ivy {Kristy Wallace], American rock guitarist (The Cramps), born in San Bernadino, California
  • 1953-02-24 Derek St. Holmes, American musician rock guitarist and singer (Ted Nugent band, 1975-78; 2011-14), born in Riverview, Michigan
  • 1953-03-10 Ronnie Earl [Ronald Horvath], American blues guitarist (The Broadcasters), born in Queens, New York
  • 1953-03-11 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1953-03-18 Jamie West-Oram, British rock guitarist (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero")
  • 1953-03-19 Ricky Wilson, American rock guitarist (B-52's - "Rock Lobster"; "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
  • 1953-03-31 Dennis Kamakahi, Hawaiian Grammy Award-winning slack-key guitarist, born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2014)
  • 1953-05-08 Billy Burnette, American rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac, 1987-95), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-05-14 Tom Cochrane, Canadian rock vocalist and guitarist (Red Rider - "Lunatic Fringe"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-05-23 Rick Fenn, British rock guitarist (10cc - "I'm Not In Love"; "The Things We Do for Love"), born in Oxford, England
  • 1953-05-25 Rich Alves, American country guitarist (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Pleasanton, California
  • 1953-05-28 Arto Lindsay, American guitarist, composer (Lounge Lizards; Ambitious Lovers), and producer (Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Lucas Santtana), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1953-06-04 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Thunderclap Newman; Wings), born in Dumbarton, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • 1953-06-04 Paul Samson [Sansom] British heavy metal and blues guitarist (Samson), born in Norwich, England (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
  • 1953-07-21 Eric Bazilian, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-07-22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-07-26 Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-08-27 Alex Lifeson [Živojinović], Serbian-Canadian rock guitarist (Rush - "Limelight"), born in n Fernie, British Columbia
  • 1953-09-16 Earl Klugh, American jazz pianist and guitarist, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-10-21 Charlotte Caffey, American rock guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist (The Go-Go's - "We Got The Beat"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1953-11-11 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (XTC - "Mayor Of Simpleton"), born in Mtarfa, Malta
  • 1953-11-12 Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer and guitarist (The Traveller), born in Podor, French West Africa (now Senegal)
  • 1953-11-18 Alan Murphy, British rock session guitarist (Kate Bush), born in Islington, London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1953-11-21 Asa Brebner, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers; The Chartbusters), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1953-11-23 Francis Cabrel, French folk and country singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Agen, France
  • 1953-12-12 Bruce Kulick, American rock guitarist and singer (KISS), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-18 Elliot Easton [Steinberg], American rock lead guitarist (The Cars - "My Best Friend's Girl"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-18 Jim "Kimo" West, Canadian guitarist (More Guitar Stories), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-12-22 David Leisner, American classical guitarist and composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-12-31 Michael Hedges, American new age guitarist and composer, born in Sacramento, 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
  • 1954-02-27 Neal Schon, American rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English), born in Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
  • 1954-03-03 John Lilley, American rock guitarist and dobro player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-03-16 Nancy Wilson, rock guitarist (Heart - "Baracuda"; "What About Love"), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1954-04-12 Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-04-14 Jon Herington, American session and touring jazz and rock guitarist (Steely Dan), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1954-04-29 Shane Fontayne [Michael Barakan], British session and touring rock guitarist, and songwriter, born in London
  • 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
  • 1954-05-20 James Henderson, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas, 1975-79 - Ain't Life Grand), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1954-05-21 Marc Ribot, American guitarist (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Zorn), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1954-05-31 Paul Franklin, American session and touring steel guitarist (Barbara Mandrell; Vince Gill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954-06-13 (Guillermo) "Jorge" Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Malo - "Suavecito"), born in Autlán de Navarro (d. 2020)
  • 1954-07-01 Randall Hall, American rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd 1987-94), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 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

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