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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


Ry Cooder Biography
Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer (1947–)

Grammy Award–winning musician Ry Cooder has released multiple American-roots-style records under his own name, and has also recorded with musicians worldwide.


Synopsis
Ry Cooder was born on March 15, 1947, in Los Angeles. He has played with notable musicians and groups, including the Rolling Stones, and released multiple records under

Lowell George Biography
As Little Feat was disbanding in late 1978, their lead guitarist/songwriter Lowell George recorded a solo album,Thanks I'll Eat It Here, that sounded as loose and funky as the band in their prime.



After its release the following year, he set out on tour to support the album. Sadly, George died of a heart attack

Duane Allman Biography
Guitarist (1946–1971)
Slide guitar great Duane Allman cofounded The Allman Brothers Band and recorded with artists like Wilson Pickett and Eric Clapton.
Synopsis
Howard Duane Allman (born November 20, 1946) and his brother Gregg were avid guitarists, forming the band The Allman Joys, later The Hour Glass, in 1965. Duane's slide guitar sound

Robbie Robertson Biography
Legendary guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson has had several hit albums with The Band, an influential rock group of the 1960s and 1970s.

QUOTES

“If I can play one note and make you cry, then that's better than those fancy dancers playing twenty notes.”

—Robbie Robertson
Synopsis
Born in 1943, Robbie Robertson became

Roy Bucannon Biography

Buchanan's reputation as a hot-shot guitarist extends back to the beginnings of rock & roll itself. On the road and recording with Dale Hawkins by his teens, Buchanan became the law of the land around the Washington, D.C., area by the mid-to-late '60s. His use of the Fender

Carlos Santana Biography
Guitarist (1947–)

Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana is leader of Santana, a band whose music uniquely blends Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa and African rhythms.
Synopsis
Born on July 20, 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico, Carlos Santana moved to San Francisco in the early 1960s, where he formed the Santana Blues Band in

George Benson Biography
Simply one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history, George Benson is an amazingly versatile musician, whose adept skills find him crossing easily between straight-ahead jazz, smooth jazz, and contemporary R&B. Blessed with supreme taste, a beautiful, rounded guitar tone, terrific speed, a marvelous sense of logic in building solos,

Tony Iommi Biography
Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi is one of only two guitarists (the other being Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page) that can take full credit for pioneering the mammoth riffs of heavy metal. Born on February 19, 1948, in Birmingham, England, Iommi picked up the guitar after being inspired by the likes of Hank Marvin & the Shadows as

Angus Young  (ACDC) Biography
Most rock fans would agree that AC/DC guitarist Angus Young is one of the genre's most energetic and entertaining performers. It's impossible to imagine an AC/DC show without Young bobbing his head up and down in time to the music, playing amped up Chuck Berry licks on his Gibson SG guitar, shirtless and drenched in sweat. And in

Malcom Young Biography
His younger lead guitar-playing brother Angus may be the main attraction of AC/DC in concert, but rhythm guitaristMalcolm Young is the band's musical anchor. Born on January 6, 1953, in Glasgow, Scotland, Malcolm and his family relocated to Sydney, Australia, when he was ten-years-old.



Inspired by his older brother, George, who hit it big as a member of the

Larry Carlton Biography
Like so many other Los Angeles studio musicians, guitarist and composer Larry Carlton was faced with a choice a number of years back: whether to go solo and develop a name for himself, or to continue the less risky, more lucrative existence of a session guitarist, making good money and

Tommy Tedesco Biography
Billed as "the most recorded guitarist in history," Tommy Tedesco was certainly one of the top session guitarists of all time, able to play convincingly in virtually every style of music, but concentrating on pop/rock, jazz, and soundtrack work. Tedesco was born July 3, 1930, in Niagara Falls,

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter Biography
Best-known for his work with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter's versatility and highly developed technique as a soloist made him a hugely in-demand session guitarist from the '70s on.



Perhaps because he's never recorded a solo album, Baxter isn't quite a household name, but his

Joe Walsh Biography
Joseph Fidler Walsh was born on November 20, 1947 in Wichita, Kansas, but in his youth he lived in Columbus, Ohio and then later New York City and Montclair, New Jersey. He attended college at Ohio's Kent State University, where he first joined the group the James Gang

David Lindley Biography
David Lindley is the consummate musician's musician. A much-respected session player, Lindley has added his melodic string playing to albums by a lengthy list of artists, including Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Rory Block, Ry Cooder, Warren Zevon, Terry Reid, David Blue, James Taylor, David Crosby, and Graham Nash. From 1971 until 1981, Lindley played a guiding role onJackson Browne's recordings

Peter Tosh Biography
(1944–1987)

Peter Tosh was a renowned reggae artist and founding member of the band the Wailers, which gave reggae artist Bob Marley his start.
Synopsis
Reggae artist Peter Tosh was born in rural Jamaica on October 19, 1944. There, he started the band the Wailers with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, and

Don Felder Biography
During the Eagles' most commercially successful period (the late '70s), the press seemed transfixed onDon Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, rather than the mysterious man in the background, guitarist Don Felder. But in addition to the group's trademark vocal harmonies, it wasFelder's guitar harmonies that proved to be an important ingredient

J.J. Cale Biography
Guitarist, Songwriter (1938–2013)

J.J. Cale was an American singer-songwriter who wrote hits for Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. His distinct "Tulsa Sound" left a permanent imprint on music.
Synopsis
J.J. Cale was born on December 5, 1938, in Oklahoma City. After honing his musicality in Tulsa, the guitar player moved to Los Angeles,

Albert Lee Biography
Albert Lee occupies an odd niche in music -- British by birth and upbringing, he spent the mid-'60s as a top R&B guitarist, but in the 1970s became one of the top rockabilly guitarists in the world, and no slouch in country music either. In England he's a been

Duane Allman Biography
Guitarist (1946–1971)

Slide guitar great Duane Allman cofounded The Allman Brothers Band and recorded with artists like Wilson Pickett and Eric Clapton.


Synopsis
Howard Duane Allman (born November 20, 1946) and his brother Gregg were avid guitarists, forming the band The Allman Joys, later The Hour Glass, in 1965. Duane's slide guitar sound

Mick Taylor Biography
There's no denying the great string of classic albums the Rolling Stones issued during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s -- 1969's Let It Bleed, 1970's Get Yer Ya Ya's Out, 1971'sSticky Fingers, and 1972's Exile on Main St. But whileJagger and Richards received the lion's share of credit for these aforementioned albums, it was the

Billy Gibbons Biography
Guitarist (1949–)

Billy Gibbons is the bearded lead guitarist for blues/rock band ZZ Top.
Synopsis
Born in Texas in 1949, Billy Gibbons started his first band in his mid-teen years. Around 1970, Gibbons formed ZZ Top, with the first album following in 1971. Their breakthrough came after the members parted ways around 1976,

Earl Klugh Biography
An acoustic guitarist with a very pretty tone, Earl Klugh does not consider himself a jazz player and thinks of Chet Atkinsas being his most important influence. Klugh played on aYusef Lateef album when he was 15 and gained recognition in 1971 for his contributions to George Benson's White Rabbit record.



He played regularly with Benson in 1973, was briefly

Ike Turner Biography
Ike Turner made a string of R&B hits with singer and wife Tina Turner. He struggled with drug addiction and died of an accidental cocaine overdose.
Synopsis
R&B legend Ike Turner was born on November 5, 1931, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and grew up playing the blues. In 1956, he met

Stevie Ray Vaughan Biography
Guitarist, Songwriter (1954–1990)

A preeminent bluesman, award-winning guitarist and singer Stevie Ray Vaughan earned critical and commercial success during the 1980s.
Synopsis
Born on October 3, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, Stevie Ray Vaughan played guitar as a child and became lead singer for the Texas band Double Trouble, which led to work with

Jimmie Vaugan Biography
Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player Magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity–a living legend.” After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as

Jeff Beck Biography
Guitarist (1944–)

Jeff Beck is a guitarist best known for his recordings and performances with The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, and as a solo artist.
Synopsis
Jeff Beck was born in Wallington, England, on June 24, 1944. Beck rose to prominence as the guitarist for the British Invasion band The Yardbirds. He

Robben Ford Biography
Robben Ford has had a diverse career. He taught himself guitar when he was 13 and considered his first influence to be Mike Bloomfield. At 18 he moved to San Francisco to formthe Charles Ford Band (named after his father, who was also a guitarist), and was soon hired to play

Don Felder Biography
During the Eagles' most commercially successful period (the late '70s), the press seemed transfixed onDon Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, rather than the mysterious man in the background, guitarist Don Felder. But in addition to the group's trademark vocal harmonies, it wasFelder's guitar harmonies that proved to be an important ingredient

Glen Campbell Biography
Glen Campbell is best known for his country music career, and his later crossover success as an actor in films such as 1969's True Grit.
Synopsis
Glen Campbell was born on April 22, 1936, in Delight, Arkansas. Campbell began his musical career as a songwriter and sideman to many of the

James Taylor Biography
Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer (1948–)

Singer-songwriter James Taylor creates music that combines folk, rock and pop sensibilities. His hit songs include "Fire and Rain" and "Shower the People."
Synopsis
James Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 12, 1948. He rose to fame in the 1970s, when he became known for writing and performing sensitive,

Cat Stevens Biography
Folk singer Cat Stevens wrote the song "The First Cut is the Deepest" in the '60s. Since then it has become a hit for four different artists.
Synopsis
Cat Stevens was born in London, England on July 21, 1948. His parents ran a restaurant where he learned to play the piano

Emily Remler Biography
Emily Remler's death at age 32 from a heart attack (certainly not helped by her frequent use of heroin) was a shock to the jazz world, and a sad waste.



She was just beginning to emerge from the Wes Montgomery influence and develop her own voice. Remler began playing guitar when she was

Peter Frampton Biography
Guitarist, Singer (1950–)

English musician Peter Frampton began his career with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd. He is best known for his hit album Frampton Comes Alive!.
Synopsis
Born in 1950 in England, musician Peter Frampton began his career with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd. He is best known for

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