Monuments to the greatest guitarists
Monuments to the greatest guitarists. Monument to Chester Burton “Chet” Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), creator of the sub-genres of country music – Nashville Sound, a sound engineer and producer. He is in the list of the greatest guitarists of all time.
Statue of Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician Bob Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981), Kingston. Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer. A series of monuments to Bob Marley was erected around the world.
Monuments to Jimi Hendrix – the greatest of the greatest guitarists. He is considered the most ingenious virtuoso in rock history, who expanded the possibilities of the guitar and opened the new face of rock of the 20th century.
Monument to American singer-songwriter and musician Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, one of the greatest country music artists of all time.
Monument to bass guitarist Philip Parris “Phil” Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986), Irish singer and musician who is best known for being the founding member, principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy.
Monument to still live guitarist Chuck Berry, Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (born October 18, 1926) – one of the earliest legends of rock and roll (5th place of the list of the greatest guitarists)
Johnny Ramone – the founder of the legendary American punk rock band the Ramones. The 16th place in the list of the greatest guitarists of all time.
Monument to Stevie Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), an influential guitarist, who died when his helicopter crashed into the hill. He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.
The list of 20 greatest guitarists of all time, according to Telegraph.co.uk:
Riley B. King or B.B. King, American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, No. 17 in Gibson’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
English musician and astrophysicist, guitarist, songwriter of the rock band Queen. In 2005, a Planet Rock poll named May the 7th greatest guitarist of all time. He was ranked at No. 26 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 2012, May was ranked the 2nd greatest guitarist of all time by a Guitar World magazine readers poll.
American musician of Mexican ancestry. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 20 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Carlos Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards.
Among many honors, Chet Atkins received 14 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, nine Country Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year awards, was inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Chuck Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986, with the comment that he “laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance.” Berry is included in several Rolling Stone “Greatest of All Time” lists, including being ranked fifth on their 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Today, at the age of 86, Berry continues to play live
David Jon Gilmour, English musician and multi-instrumentalist, who was the guitarist, lead singer and songwriter of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. In 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him number 14 in their list of the greatest guitarists of all time.
Django was a pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer. Reinhardt’s original style has become a musical tradition within French gypsy culture. He famously played all guitar solos with two fingers after a fire accident injured the other two fingers on his hand.
Dutch-American guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer. He is often considered as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, with Allan Holdsworth describing him as “Second only to Jimi Hendrix, undoubtedly the most influential, original, and talented rock guitarists of the 20th century.” In 2012, Guitar World’s poll named him as the greatest guitarist of all-time.
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, (born 30 March 1945), English guitarist and singer-songwriter. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, and fourth in Gibson’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.
Geoffrey Arnold “Jeff” Beck is an English rock guitarist. He was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and the magazine has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”. MSNBC has called him a “guitarist’s guitarist”. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).
Jimi Hendrix got several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously, the Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Rolling Stone ranked his three non-posthumous studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland among the 100 greatest of all time; they ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist.
English musician, songwriter and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. Page is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time. Rolling Stone magazine has described Page as “the pontiff of power riffing” and ranked him number 3 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 2010, he was ranked number two in Gibson’s list of “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time” and, in 2007, number four on Classic Rock’s “100 Wildest Guitar Heroes”.
English musician, songwriter and founding member of the English rock band The Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine said Richards had created “rock’s greatest single body of riffs,” ranking him 4th on its list of 100 best guitarists.
Alonzo “Lonnie” Johnson (February 8, 1899 – June 16, 1970), American blues and jazz singer, guitarist and songwriter, pioneered the role of jazz guitar and is recognized as the first to play single-string guitar solos.
British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer and film score composer, the lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the British rock band Dire Straits. Knopfler is a finger-style guitarist and was ranked 27th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Spanish flamenco guitarist and composer. He is a leading proponent of the New Flamenco style, and is one of the first flamenco guitarists who has also successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz. He is considered by many to be one of the finest guitarists in the world and the greatest guitarist of the flamenco genre.
American blues singer and musician. Eric Clapton has called Johnson “the most important blues singer that ever lived.” Johnson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an “Early Influence” in their first induction ceremony in 1986. David Fricke ranked Johnson fifth in Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
American guitarist, singer and composer, known for his slide guitar work. He was ranked eighth on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. A 2010 ranking by Gibson placed him at number 32.
Saul Hudson, or Slash, British-American musician and songwriter, former lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses. Time named him runner-up on their list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009, while Rolling Stone placed him at No. 65 on their list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” in 2011. Guitar World ranked his solo in “November Rain” No. 6 on their list of “The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos” in 2008, and Total Guitar placed his riff in “Sweet Child o’ Mine” at No. 1 on their list of “The 100 Greatest Riffs” in 2004. In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with other members of Guns N’ Roses.
American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He has received wide critical recognition for his guitar playing, ranking at #6 on Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Guitarists” in 2011. He was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2000 and a memorial statue was erected in Austin’s Auditorium Shores park. Stevie Ray Vaughan is widely considered to be one of the greatest musicians to come from the state of Texas.