10 Most Influential Guitarists of Rock History

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Top ten guitarists in Rock History

1 Jimi Hendrix

Johnny Allen Hendrix


Seattle, Washington, U.S.

"Purple Haze", "Foxy Lady",

"The Starspangled Banner"

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Gibson Flying V

Fender Stratocaster

2 Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton

30 March 1945 (Age 68)

Ripley, Surrey,

England, UK

"Bell Bottom Blues",

"Crossroads", "White Room"

The Yardbirds Cream

Fender Stratocaster "Blackie"

Fender Stratocaster "Brownie"

3 Jimmy Page

James Patrick Page

9 January 1944 (Age 69)

Heston, Middlesex,

England, U.K.

"Dazed and Confused",

"Heartbreaker", "Kashmir"

The Yardbirds Led Zeppelin

Gibson Les Paul

Gison EDS-1275

4 Keith Richards

18 December 1943 (Age 69)

Kent, England, U.K.

"(I Can't get NO) Satisfaction",

"Gimme Shelter"

The Rolling Stones

1953 Fender Telecaster

1959 Gibson Les Paul

5 Jeff Beck

Geoffrey Arnold Beck

24 June, 1944 (Age 68)

Wallington, Surrey, England, U.K.

"Beck's Bolero", "Freeway Jam",

"A Day in the Life"

The Yardbirds the Jeff Beck Group

Fender Signature Stratocaster

Fender Esquire

6 B.B. King

Riley B. King

16 September, 1925 (Age 87)

Itta Bena, Mississippi, U.S.

"3 O' Clock Blues",

"The Thrill is gone",

"Sweet Little Angel"

Solo Artist

Gibson ES-355 "Lucille"

7 Chuck Berry

Charles Edward Anderson Berry

October 18, 1926 (Age 86)

St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

"Johnny B. Goode", "Maybellene",

"Roll over Beethoven"

Solo Artist

Gibson ES-355

Gibson ES-350

8 Eddie Van Halen

Edward Lodewijk Van Halen

January 26, 1955 (Age 58)

Nijmegen, Netherlands

"Eruption", "Ain't talking

'bout love", "Hot for teacher"

Van Halen



9 Duane Allman

Howard Duane Allman


Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

"Statesboro Blues",

"Whipping Post",

"Blue Sky"

The Allman-Brothers Band

Gibson Les Paul

Gibson SG

10 Pete Townshend

Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend

19 May 1945 (Age 67)

Chiswick, London, England

"My Generation", "I can see for Miles",

"Summertime Blues"

The Who

Rickenbacker 330

Fender Stratocaster

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