Greatest Guitarists that I consider the best.
All styles, Rock N Roll, Heavy Metal, Blues, Jazz, Pop etc...
I wanna thank the IMDb user Paul Hamell (phbasketball6) for your list "Greatest Guitarists" that remind me some guitar players to put on the list and make listen new staff.
I will accept suggestions.
“ Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, The Firm ” - Yuri Dias
Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, on March 30, 1945. His real father was a Canadian pilot but he didn't find that out until he was 53. When he was 2 his mother felt she was unable to look after him, so Eric then went to live with his grandparents. When he was 14 he took up the guitar...
“ Solo Carrear, Cream, Blith Faith, The Yardbirds, Derek and the Dominos ” - Yuri Dias
David Jon Gilmour was born on 6th March, 1946, in Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge. As the lead guitarist of Pink Floyd, he is by many considered one of the most influential guitarists on the rock stage. Right up to "The Dark Side of The Moon", Dave wrote his own songs, but from then up to "The Final Cut"...
“ Pink Floyd ” - Yuri Dias
“ Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night ” - Yuri Dias
Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, to African-American parents Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix. His mother named him John Allen Hendrix and raised him alone while his father, Al Hendrix, was off fighting in World War II. When his mother became sick from alcoholism...
“ The Jimi Hendrix Experience ” - Yuri Dias
“ Van Halen ” - Yuri Dias
“ Dream Theater ” - Yuri Dias
Born in Chiswick, London just ten days after the German surrender in 1945, Townshend grows up in a typical middle-class home. His parents, Cliff and Betty Townshend, are both musicians, and as a child he accompanies them on dance band tours. Townshend starts playing guitar at 12. He goes to art school and...
“ The Who ” - Yuri Dias
Brian May is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential, innovative, technically gifted and recognisable guitarists in the history of rock. He is also a prolific songwriter, responsible for writing or co-writing many international hits with Queen
. He was educated at Hampton Grammar School in London...
“ Queen ” - Yuri Dias
“ Black Sabbath ” - Yuri Dias
Jeff Beck was born in Surrey in 1944. He grew up in a suburban street in Carshalton. When he was about 10, he wanted to play the guitar. His mum, however, wanted him to play the piano because she didn't approve of the guitar. When he was in his late teens, he joined "The Tridents" on lead guitar. In 1965...
“ The Yardbirds, Solo Carrear ” - Yuri Dias
“ Frank Zappa, Whitesnake, Solo Carrear ” - Yuri Dias
Carlos Santana is a guitarist, composer, singer and band-leader who helped to shape the concept of "world music" by his experiments with blending many styles of music from a multitude of ethnic sources. He was born Carlos Augusto Alves Santana on July 20, 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico...
“ Santana ” - Yuri Dias
“ Solo Carrear, Chickenfoot ” - Yuri Dias
Mark Knopfler recorded his first single at age 16, but it was never released, He started the band Dire Straits
in 1977, they were signed to Vertigo Records in 1978 and recorded the album "Dire Straits", which featured their first major hit single, "Sultans of Swing". Their follow-up albums include "Communique" (1979)...
“ Dire Straits ” - Yuri Dias
“ Skid Row (Irish), Thin Lizzy, Solo Carrear ” - Yuri Dias
Saul Hudson, mainly known as Slash, was born on July 23, 1965, and was raised in Stoke-on-Trent. Both his parents worked in the entertainment business, his mother being a clothing designer (she did some of David Bowie's costumes) and his father being an art director for a record company. When Slash was 11 he moved with his mother to Los Angeles...
“ Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver ” - Yuri Dias
Angus Young was born on March 31, 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland. At school, Angus was an unenthusiastic student. His only real academic interest was art wich allowed him some freedom of expression. He gave up school at 15 and went to work for a soft porn magazine called Ribald as a printer. But his ambitions laid elsewhere anyway...
“ AC/DC ” - Yuri Dias
“ Ozzy Osbourne ” - Yuri Dias
Instrumental rock guitarist Steve Morse (b. 28 July 1954, Hamilton, Ohio, USA) took his primary influence, like so many others, from the Beatles. Expanding his listening to include prevalent rock bands such as the Yardbirds, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, as well as a nascent interest in country music...
“ Dixie Dregs, Kansas, Deep Purple ” - Yuri Dias
“ Eagles, Solo Carrear ” - Yuri Dias
“ Genesis ” - Yuri Dias
Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee in November 1946. On Christmas Day in 1960, Duane was given a motorcycle as a gift while his younger brother, Gregg Allman
, got a guitar. A few months later, Duane wrecked his motorcycle in an accident, but traded in the spare parts for a guitar of his own...
“ The Allman Brothers Band, Derek and the Dominos ” - Yuri Dias
Keith Richards is an internationally recognized iconic figure in contemporary culture and popular music as a singer, guitar player, songwriter, film actor, and public figure. He was voted 10th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, and was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989...
“ Rolling Stones ” - Yuri Dias
As co-founding member, principal co-songwriter, electrifying lead guitarist and co-producer of Aerosmith--America's Greatest Rock & Roll Band--Joe has achieved permanent iconic stature in the pantheon of rock. He has helped to drive his band, over the course of three decades, to sales of more than 150 million albums...
“ Aerosmith ” - Yuri Dias
“ Solo Carrear, John Mayer Trio ” - Yuri Dias
Chet Atkins was an A&R (artist and repertoire) executive for RCA Victor Records from 1958 until 1974, producing recordings for such artists as Elvis Presley
, Bobby Bare
, Eddy Arnold
, Jim Reeves
, Skeeter Davis
, Waylon Jennings
, Duane Eddy
, The Browns
, Charley Pride
, Hank Snow
and The Everly Brothers
“ Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan ” - Yuri Dias
Ever heard "I Want Candy" or "Not Fade Away" or "Willie & The Hand Jive", Shirley & Company's "Shame, Shame, Shame" or U2
's "Desire" or George Michael
's "Faith"? If you have, then you've heard the "Bo Diddley beat", the most famous beat in the world! One of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll...
Talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist co-founded the British folk-rock group Fairport Convention in 1967. He left the group in 1971 to perform and record solo and then with his wife, Linda Thompson, with whom he made the legendary albums I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974) and Shoot out the Lights (1982)...
Alex Lifeson is best known as the broadly-skilled guitarist for the rock group Rush
, which also features drummer Neil Peart
and bassist Geddy Lee
is the most successful Canadian music group in history, and is the third most prolific seller of consecutive (American) Gold and Platinum Records and videos...
“ Rush ” - Yuri Dias
“ Uriah Heep ” - Yuri Dias
Blues guitarist Rory Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, Ireland, in 1959 (his brother Donal Gallagher
is also a blues musician). He began his career in the 1960s in Ireland, playing in a variety of show bands. In 1965 he formed his own band, Taste
, a blues-based rock trio. They had some success and released a few albums...
“ Taste ” - Yuri Dias
“ The Band ” - Yuri Dias
“ The Flower Kings, Transatlantic ” - Yuri Dias
The Edge was born David Howell Evans, in Barking, Essex in 1961. When he was 2 the family moved to Dublin. During his childhood he learnt how to play the guitar and the piano. In 1978 the Edge became the guitarist and keyboardist of U2
. The Edge is still in the group, who have conquered the world for nearly 30 years.
“ U2 ” - Yuri Dias
John Anthony Frusciante was born on March 5, 1970, in New York. He became interested in rock music at an early age. After his parents divorced, John and his mother moved to California when he was seven. When he was nine, his stepfather offered him his first acoustic guitar. John taught himself how to play guitar...
“ Red Hot Chili Peppers ” - Yuri Dias
“ King Crimson ” - Yuri Dias
“ The Byrds ” - Yuri Dias
“ Focus ” - Yuri Dias
“ Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna ” - Yuri Dias
“ I don`t if I found the person, But is the Pendragon guitarrist. ” - Yuri Dias
“ Ten Years After ” - Yuri Dias
Has been with the band since 1992 when the original guitarist, Steve Clark, died in early 1991. Has two daughters, Lily Rose and Una Marigold, with wife Jewels Has played guitar for the Rock 'n' Roll band 'White Snake' and other Rock 'n' Roll groups.
“ Def Leppard, Dio ” - Yuri Dias
“ Mr.Big, Solo Carrear ” - Yuri Dias
“ Creedence Clearwater Revival ” - Yuri Dias
“ Without him... This list will not exist ” - Yuri Dias
Born in Santa Monica, Ca., Ry Cooder, at the age of four had an accident which left him blind in one eye. He became a bit secluded and began playing the guitar. His biggest influences include Blind Willie Johnson, Arthur "Blind" Blake, Joseph Spence and Curtis Mayfield. Cooder has played on several albums from the Rolling Stones...
“ Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young), Solo Carrear ” - Yuri Dias
A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles
, George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold Harrison
and Louise Harrison
. Like his future band mates...
“ The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys, Solo Carrear ” - Yuri Dias
One of the most influential yet underrated guitarists of all time, Terry Alan Kath was born on January 31, 1946 in Chicago, Ill. Musical practically from birth, Kath taught himself bass, drums, and guitar, and made the rounds in local bands, impressing everyone he met. Childhood friends included Walter Parazaider
“ Chicago ” - Yuri Dias
Tom Morello was born on May 30, 1964 in New York city. He has become an influential guitarist due to his work with Rage Against The Machine in the 1990s. Tom got his Social Studies degree from Harvard and went to L.A to start a band. He briefly played guitarist for a band named Lock Up with fellow Rage member Zack De La Rocha
“ Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave ” - Yuri Dias
Jack White was born John Anthony Gillis on 9th July 1975 into a musical, catholic family of 10 children in Detroit. He learned to play the guitar, drums and piano. He played in many bands growing up including The Go, Two Star Tabernacle. At 17 he was offered an apprenticeship at Muldoon Studio-an upholstery shop...
“ The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather ” - Yuri Dias
Hailed as the "King of Surf Guitar, " Dick Dale virtually galvanized the surf rock sound in the 1950s. An avid surfer and accomplished musician, Dale and his band, 'Dick Dale and the Del-Tones', appeared in several of the ever-popular "Beach Party" teen flicks starring Annette Funicello
and Frankie Avalon
during the 1960s...
If not the most influential guitarist in the Memphis soul music scene, Steve Cropper is definitely near the top. He was a member of 'Booker T & the M.G.s', wrote songs for and performed with Otis Redding
, Aretha Franklin
and Sam & Dave (he's the Steve referred to when they say "Play it, Steve!" in "Soul Man")...
“ Booker T. & The MGs ” - Yuri Dias
“ Elvis Presley ” - Yuri Dias
“ Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters ” - Yuri Dias
“ The Stooges ” - Yuri Dias
“ Rolling Stones ” - Yuri Dias
Born in Minden, Louisiana, on August 21, 1939, James Burton began playing guitar at the age of thirteen, and turned professional the following year. His first recorded track was the Dale Hawkins
hit, "Susie Q", in 1957. His dynamic rockabilly style of playing brought him to the attention of television star-turned-singer Ricky Nelson
“ The Velvet Underground ” - Yuri Dias
“ Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society ” - Yuri Dias
Dave Davies is the brother of Ray Davies, the lead singer and songwriter of the Kinks, of which he was the leader singer up to 1964, when Ray joined. Dave was the lead guitarist and backup singer for the Kinks. He created the distorted riff for "You Really Got Me" by taking a sharp object (either a razor or a knitting needle) and slashing the speaker cone of his Elpico amp...
“ The Kinks ” - Yuri Dias
Richie Sambora is one of music's most talented and respected songwriters, singers, guitarists and producers. As a founding member of Bon Jovi
, he has toured the world and collected over 68 gold and platinum albums. In 1998 Sambora released his second solo album, "Undiscovered Soul". The album was produced by Don Was
and features contributions by Chuck Leavell
of The Rolling Stones
“ Bon Jovi ” - Yuri Dias
“ ZZ Top ” - Yuri Dias
“ The Doors ” - Yuri Dias
Mark Feld, born in London, was always destined to be a star. Even as a teenager he was already seeking fame. Well known as a sharp dresser, he was employed by a modeling agency and became a "John Temple Boy", wearing John Temple suits in their catalogs as well as becoming a cardboard cutout displayed in their shop windows...
“ T.Rex ” - Yuri Dias
“ Pearl Jam ” - Yuri Dias
“ Foreigner ” - Yuri Dias
Of all the qualities that typified Frank Zappa, perhaps the most striking is that he was a paradox. A workaholic perfectionist rock star who eschewed the hippie culture of the 1960s, deploring its conformism, spurious ideals and drug use, Zappa was not only a brilliant rock guitarist but an orchestral composer...
Neal Schon was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma on February 27th, 1954 to Matthew and Barbara Schon. Neal dropped out of school when he was 15 to join Carlos Santana
's rock group Santana. Four years later Carlos Santana
and his band split up, so Neal and Gregg Rolie formed Journey
released its self-titled debut album in 1975...
“ Journey ” - Yuri Dias
“ Lynyrd Skynyrd ” - Yuri Dias
“ The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive ” - Yuri Dias
“ Whitesnake ” - Yuri Dias
“ Elton John ” - Yuri Dias
“ Iron Maiden ” - Yuri Dias
“ Wolfmother ” - Yuri Dias
“ Steppenwolf ” - Yuri Dias
“ Opeth ” - Yuri Dias
Johnny Marr made his name as lead guitarist with the cult British rock band, The Smiths
, regarded by some as one of the most influential bands of the 1980s. Along with Morrissey
, Marr created some of the most memorable and acclaimed songs of that decade, with Morrissey
's witty, satirical lyrics and plaintive vocals perfectly complemented by Marr's distinctive jangly guitar style...
“ The Smiths ” - Yuri Dias
“ Judas Priest ” - Yuri Dias
“ Alice In Chains ” - Yuri Dias
Hammett was born in San Francisco, California on November 18, 1962, to Teofila (Oyao) and Dennis L. Hammett, a merchant seaman. He learned guitar at age 15 and joined Metallica to replace Dave Mustaine in 1982. He has won several Grammys with Metallica and participated in their class action law suit against Napster...
“ Metallica ” - Yuri Dias
“ Judas Priest ” - Yuri Dias
“ Mötley Crüe ” - Yuri Dias
“ The Ramones ” - Yuri Dias
Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. The divorce left Kurt's outlook on the world forever scarred. He became withdrawn and anti-social...
“ Nirvana ” - Yuri Dias