Eddy Arnold
Eddy Arnold

American country guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter
Arnold had a significant impact on country-western music, scoring 147 singles on the country charts, twenty-eight of which reached number one. In addition, his recordings from the mid-1960’s on made him a pop star who tran...

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix

American rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter Hendrix is generally recognized as the most influential rock guitarist in history. His unique style and unconventional technique, his showmanship in concert, and his innovation in the recording studio are all legendary.

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Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton

As lead guitarist for the Yardbirds and Cream, and as a solo artist, Clapton pioneered virtuosic technique and controlled distortion in rock music.

Born: March 30, 1945; Ripley, England

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Born at the home of his maternal grandpa...

Joan Jett
Joan Jett

American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jett was a founding member of the Runaways, one of the first all-female rock-and-roll bands. She specialized in combining glam-rock beats, bubblegum hooks, and loud guitars with emotionally naked lyrics sung in a raw, feral voic...

Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy

American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist Guy provided the bridge between the electric Chicago blues sound of the late 1950’s and the guitardriven rock music of the late 1960’s.

Born: July 30, 1936; Lettsworth, Louisiana

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