Guess Who This Is

137 Persons in the International Guitar Hall of Fame:

Ace Frehley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Daniel Frehley
Nickname(s):
the Spaceman
SpaceAce
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist for the group KISS. Albums Frehley's Comet, Second Sighting. Bronx Walk of Fame 2001. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1993 as a member of KISS.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of KISS.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of KISS for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Albert King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Nelson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Laundromat Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1983. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2010. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6370 Delmar Boulevard.

Alex Lifeson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aleksandar ?ivojinović
Also Known As:
Alex Zivojinovich
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist. Member of band Rush. Songs Tom Sawyer, Limelight, The Spirit of Radio. Awarded Officer of the Order of Canada 1996. Was in a dispute with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Naples, Florida, sentenced to probation for a misdemeanor charge. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Canada's Walk of Fame 1999 as a member of Rush.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of Rush.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of Rush.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Rush for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 25 June 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Allen Woody

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Allen Woody
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Bassist for bands The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Andy Summers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew James Somers
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for band The Police. Album Splendid Brazil. See also Sting. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Police.

Angus Young

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Angus McKinnon Young
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Malcolm Young by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Co-founder band AC/DC. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2000 as a member of AC/DC.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of AC/DC.

B.B. King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Riley B. King
Also Known As:
B B King
BB King
Nickname(s):
King of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Album King of the Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 1995. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006. National Medal of Arts 1990. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2008. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 August 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bashful Brother Oswald

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Beecher Ray Kirby
Nickname(s):
Pete
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Dobro player with the Roy Acuff band Smoky Mountain Boys. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Berry Oakley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Berry Oakley III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for band The Allman Brothers Band. Died of injuries in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia2 when he hit a city bus. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Big Bill Broonzy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Conley Broonzy
Nickname(s):
Big Bill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A pioneer of the Chicago blues style. Song Key to the Highway. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bill Monroe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Smith Monroe
Nickname(s):
The Father of Bluegrass Music
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 4 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Primary origin of Bluegrass music style. Mandolin musician. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991. Country Music Hall of Fame 1970. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997. Group Blue Grass Boys. Song Blue Moon of Kentucky is now the state song. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. National Medal of Arts 1995. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Billy Gibbons

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Billy F. Gibbons
Nickname(s):
Reverend Willi
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist for group ZZ Top known for long gray beard. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1994 as a member of ZZ Top.
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of ZZ Top.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of ZZ Top.

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lemon Henry Jefferson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and guitarist. Songs See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Matchbox Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Blind Willie McTell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Samuel McTell
Also Known As:
Blind Sammie
Georgia Bill
Red Hot Willie Glaze
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind. 12 string guitar. Blues Hall of Fame 1981. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bo Diddley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ellas Otha Bates
Also Known As:
Ellas Bates McDaniel
Nickname(s):
The Originator
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Ellas Otha Bates. Later, adopted by mother's cousin, took name McDaniel. Song Hey Bo Diddley. Known for his homemade rectangular-shaped guitar and his signature rhythm beat. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.

Bob Dylan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Also Known As:
Lucky Wilbury
Boo Wilbury
Robert Dylan
Rob Dylan
Elston Gunnn
Blind Boy Grunt
Bob Landy
Robert Milkwood Thomas
Tedham Porterhouse
Jack Frost
Sergei Petrov
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blowin' in the Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin', Mr. Tambourine Man, Like a Rolling Stone. Album Time Out of Mind. Group The Traveling Wilburys. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. UK Music Hall of Fame 2005. Kennedy Center Honors 1997. National Medal of Arts 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 1991. International Guitar Hall of Fame. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

Bob Weir

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Hall
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar. Group Grateful Dead. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of Grateful Dead.

Bobby Fuller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gaston Fuller

Brief Facts:

International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bonnie Raitt

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Lynn Raitt
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Song I Can't Make You Love Me. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2001. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 19 March 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bootsy Collins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Earl Collins
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of
Younger than Catfish Collins by 6 or 7 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist, band Parliament-Funkadelic aka band P-Funk. Group Pacemakers. Guitar Center RockWalk 1999. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Brian Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Brian Hopkins-Jones
Also Known As:
Elmo Lewis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

With rock group The Rolling Stones. Guitar. 1969 - found dead in his swimming pool - drowned - coroner said "death by misadventure". International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
London Avenue of Stars 2009 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Rolling Stones.

Brian May

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Brian Harold May
Nickname(s):
Bri
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 27 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for group Queen, uses a sixpence coin as a pick. Co-composer of song We Will Rock You. An astrophysicist, postponed graduate work while being a rock star, then completed his PhD. Book Bang! The Complete History of the Universe. Named Chancellor of Liverpool's John Moores University. CBE awarded 2005. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2004 as a member of Queen.
London Avenue of Stars 2004 as a member of Queen.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Queen.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Queen.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Queen.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of Queen.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Queen for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Brian Setzer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Brian Robert Setzer
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist, vocals. Band Stray Cats. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bucky Pizzarelli

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Paul Pizzarelli
Also Known As:
Johnny Buck
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Jazz guitarist and banjoist. Member of The Tonight Show Band. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame 2005. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Buddy Emmons

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Buddie Gene Emmons
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel Guitar Hall of Fame 1981. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Buddy Guy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Guy
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Albums Stone Crazy!, Damn Right, I've Got the Blues. Owner of Chicago club Buddy Guy's Legends. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005. Blues Hall of Fame 1985. Guitar Center RockWalk 1995. National Medal of Arts 2003. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 2012. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Buddy Holly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Hardin Holley
Also Known As:
Buddy Holley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash with Ritchie Valens, JP Richardson aka "Big Bopper". Formed early rock group The Crickets. Songs Oh Boy!, That'll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. West Texas Walk of Fame 1979. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Crickets.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of The Crickets.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of The Crickets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Crickets.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1986 as a member of The Crickets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 September 2011.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bukka White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Booker T. Washington White
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Album The Complete Bukka White. Name is based on his real name Booker. Blues Hall of Fame 1990. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Carl Perkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl Lee Perkins
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Blue Suede Shoes. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1985. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. (Due to his influence on music). Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2014.

Carlos Santana

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carlos Augusto Alves Santana
Also Known As:
Santana
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 28 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Group Santana. Albums Santana, Abraxas, Shaman. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2006. Kennedy Center Honors 2013. International Guitar Hall of Fame. California Hall of Fame 2011. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of Santana.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 17 August 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Charlie Christian

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Christian
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz and swing guitarist. Performed with Benny Goodman. Died young, of tuberculosis. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1989. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2002. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2007.

Charo

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Xavier Cugat by 51 years.

Brief Facts:

Album Charo and Guitar. Movies Tiger by the Tail, The Concorde: Airport '79. TV Series Chico and the Man. TV series The Love Boat. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Chet Atkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chester Burton Atkins
Also Known As:
Mister Guitar
The Country Gentleman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Highly respected guitarist and producer. Album The Essential Chet Atkins. Song Jam Man. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Country Music Hall of Fame 1973. Guitar Center RockWalk 1997. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1995. Grand Ole Opry. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1994.

Chris Squire

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Russell Edward Squire
Nickname(s):
Fish
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Yes. Song Owner of a Lonely Heart. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1994 as a member of Yes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of Yes.

Chuck Berry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock and Roll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Created the Rock and Roll style for guitar playing. Also the "duck walk". Songs Johnny B. Goode, Nadine, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock and Roll Music, Maybellene. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Blues Hall of Fame 1985. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Kennedy Center Honors 2000. Guitar Center RockWalk 1986. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1777 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 8 October 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6504 Delmar Boulevard.

Curly Chalker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lee Chalker
Nickname(s):
The King of Chords
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pedal steel guitarist. TV show Hee Haw. Steel Guitar Hall of Fame 1985. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Curtis Mayfield

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Lee Mayfield
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of group The Impressions. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1993. Guitar Center RockWalk 2008. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of The Impressions.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Impressions.

Dave Holland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Holland
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former drummer of band Judas Priest. Convicted of rape on a 17-year-old boy. International Guitar Hall of Fame. UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Judas Priest.

David Gilmour

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Jon Gilmour
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist/singer rock group Pink Floyd. Albums Echoes: the Best of Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Pink Floyd.
London Avenue of Stars 2010 as a member of Pink Floyd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of Pink Floyd.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Pink Floyd.

Derek Trucks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Derek Trucks
Birth Date:
Age today:
39, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

nephew of

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Groups The Derek Trucks Band, The Allman Brothers Band. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Dick Dale

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Monsour
Nickname(s):
King of the Surf Guitar
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Surf music guitarist - he uses a right-hand guitar, strung for the right hand, but uses it upside-down, strumming with his left hand. Also a drummer and trumpeter. Song Misirlou appears in movie Pulp Fiction. Song Pipeline. His fans call themselves Dick Heads. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. Surfing Walk of Fame 2011. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Doc Watson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthel Lane Watson
Nickname(s):
Doc
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Perfected "flatpicking." Also played folk music. Blind by age 1. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2000. National Medal of Arts 1997. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Don Rich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Ulrich
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32, 29 days before his 33rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted. Worked with Buck Owens. Songs Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass?, Tall Dark Stranger. TV program Hee Haw. Bakersfield sound influence. Fiddler and guitarist. Died in a motorcycle accident. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Duane Allman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Duane Allman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24, 22 days before his 25th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Gregg Allman by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for band The Allman Brothers Band. Died of injuries from a motorcycle accident. He crashed into a flatbed truck loaded with a crane. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Duane Eddy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Duane Eddy
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Song Rebel Rouser. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994. Guitar Center RockWalk 1997. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Eddie Cochran

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ray Edward Cochrane
Nickname(s):
Eddie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Girl Can't Help It. Song Twenty Flight Rock influenced the Beatles, and song Summertime Blues was recorded by The Who. Song C'mon Everybody remains a classic. Killed in a car accident. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 1993. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Eddie Van Halen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Van Halen
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Valerie Bertinelli by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for group Van Halen. Song Respect the Wind used in movie Twister. Guitar Center RockWalk 1985. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of Van Halen.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Van Halen.

Elliot Easton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elliot Shapiro
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Group The Cars. Song Just What I Needed. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Elmore James

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elmore Brooks
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Postwar urban blues, responsible for slide-guitar styles that shaped rock. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1992. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Eric Clapton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eric Patrick Clapp
Nickname(s):
Slowhand
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Pattie Boyd by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Member rock band Cream. Song Layla. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's 2003 New Year Honors list. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. London Avenue of Stars. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Guitar Center RockWalk 2004 as a member of Cream.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Cream.

Frank Zappa

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Vincent Zappa
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 17 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of
husband of
Gail Zappa, until he died.
Older than Gail Zappa by 4 years.
uncle of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founded the group The Mothers of Invention, then on his own. Song Valley Girl with daughter Moon Zappa. Album Jazz from Hell won a Grammy Award. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1994. Guitar Center RockWalk 1993. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Freddie King

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Christian
Also Known As:
Freddy King
Nickname(s):
The Texas Cannonball
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. A major influence on rock guitarists, especially British. Blues Hall of Fame 1982. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Geddy Lee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gary Lee Weinrib
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist, bassist, keyboardist. Member of band Rush. Songs Tom Sawyer, Limelight, The Spirit of Radio. Juno Award. Awarded Officer of the Order of Canada 1996. Bass guitar and keyboards. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Canada's Walk of Fame 1999 as a member of Rush.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of Rush.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of Rush.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Rush for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 25 June 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George Harrison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Harold Harrison
Also Known As:
Nelson Wilbury
Spike Wilbury
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Pattie Boyd by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Member of the rock group The Beatles. Fascinated with Eastern religions. Stabbed by an attacker. Died of cancer. See also Tony Sheridan. Group The Traveling Wilburys. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 April 2009.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Glen Campbell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Glen Travis Campbell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. Songs Wichita Lineman, By the Time I Get to Phoenix. Albums All the Best, 20 Greatest Hits. Toured briefly with the Beach Boys. Movie True Grit. Country Music Hall of Fame 2005. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Guitar Slim

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eddie Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album and song Things That I Used to Do fusion of gospel and blues. Died of pneumonia. Blues Hall of Fame 2007. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Hound Dog Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Roosevelt Taylor
Nickname(s):
Hound Dog
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and guitarist. Born 1915 (or 1917.) Blues Hall of Fame 1984. He had a small sixth finger on each hand, but amputated the extra finger from his right hand with a razor blade while drunk. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Howlin' Wolf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chester Arthur Burnett
Also Known As:
Howlin Wolf
Nickname(s):
Big Foot
Bull Cow
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitar and harmonica. Album Howlin' Wolf in 1962. Album The London Sessions featuring Eric Clapton plus Ringo Starr and others in backup. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Ike Turner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ike Wister Turner
Also Known As:
Izear Luster Turner Jr.
Nickname(s):
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tina Turner by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Ike & Tina Turner. Songs It's Gonna Work Out Fine, River Deep - Mountain High, I Want to Take You Higher, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits. Death ruled a drug overdose on cocaine. Blues Hall of Fame 2005. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2005. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of Ike & Tina Turner.
St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6659 Delmar Boulevard.

J. Geils

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Warren Geils Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The J. Geils Band. Album Freeze-Frame. Song Centerfold. Guitar. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Jack Bruce

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Symon Asher Bruce
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist and lead vocals for rock group Cream. Song Sunshine of Your Love. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2004 as a member of Cream.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Cream.

James Burton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Burton
Nickname(s):
Master of the Telecaster
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1997. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2007.

James Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Vernon Taylor
Nickname(s):
JT
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Carly Simon by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Songs Fire and Rain, Mockingbird. Albums Hourglass, James Taylor at Christmas. Voice-over on TV animated series The Simpsons. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. National Medal of Arts 2010. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 2016.

Jeff Beck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Geoffrey Arnold Beck
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 2 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Member of band The Yardbirds. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009. Guitar Center RockWalk 1995. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1998 as a member of The Yardbirds.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of The Yardbirds.

Jerry Garcia

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerome John Garcia
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carolyn Adams by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Cofounder of rock group Grateful Dead. Founded bluegrass group Black Mountain Boys and cofounded psychedelic country rock band The New Riders of the Purple Sage. Banjo and guitar. Designed silk neckties and T-shirts. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of Grateful Dead.

Jim Hall (jazz)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Stanley Hall
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz guitarist. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Jimi Hendrix

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Allen Hendrix
Also Known As:
Jimmy James
(renamed at age 2) James Marshall Hendrix
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Purple Haze. Founder and member of group Jimi Hendrix Experience. Albums Are You Experienced?, Electric Ladyland, Axis: Bold as Love. Songs Fire, Manic Depression. His band Band of Gypsys played at Woodstock. Left-handed guitar - played the guitar upside down. UK Music Hall of Fame 2005. Died of a drug reaction to sleeping pills in London. Music City Walk of Fame 2007. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1970. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 November 1991.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jimmy Page

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Patrick Page
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist and other instruments. Record producer. Former member British band The Yardbirds. Founded the band Led Zeppelin. Song Stairway to Heaven. Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) awarded 14 December 2005. Guitar Center RockWalk 1993. London Avenue of Stars. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1998 as a member of The Yardbirds.
Kennedy Center Honors 2012 as a member of Led Zeppelin.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of The Yardbirds.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of Led Zeppelin.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Reed

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mathias James Reed
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 8 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mississippi blues star. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1991. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Joe Perry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Joseph Perry
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist with the band Aerosmith. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2013. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990 as a member of Aerosmith.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of Aerosmith.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Aerosmith.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of Aerosmith.

Joe Satriani

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Satriani
Nickname(s):
Satch
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 23 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Groups Deep Purple, Chickenfoot. Guitar Center RockWalk 1999. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of Deep Purple.

Joe Walsh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Fidler
Also Known As:
Joseph Fidler Walsh
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band The Eagles. Adopted at age 5 by his stepfather taking the last name Walsh. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Eagles.
Kennedy Center Honors 2016 as a member of The Eagles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of Eagles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Eagles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Eagles.

John Entwistle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Alec Entwistle
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for band The Who. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of The Who.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of The Who.

John Fogerty

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Cameron Fogerty
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Tom Fogerty by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitar and vocals. Member band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Songs Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Suzie Q. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 October 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

John Lee Hooker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Hooker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth year may be 1912. Songs Boogie Chillen', Crawling King Snake, Dimples, Boom Boom, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, Iím In The Mood. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 11 September 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

John Lennon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Winston Lennon
Also Known As:
John Winston Ono Lennon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Cynthia Lennon by 1 year.
father of
father of
husband of
Yoko Ono, until he died.
Younger than Yoko Ono by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Rock Group The Beatles. Movies Help, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Murdered on the street in New York. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Guitar Center RockWalk 1998. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 September 1988.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Johnny Ramone

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John William Cummings
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 23 days before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Group Ramones. Song I Wanna be Sedated. Died of cancer age 55. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of Ramones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of Ramones.

Johnny Winter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Dawson Winter III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Produced albums featuring Muddy Waters. Blues Hall of Fame 1988. Guitar Center RockWalk 1998. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Keith Richards

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Keith Richards
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Member of the band The Rolling Stones. Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Children's book Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993. International Guitar Hall of Fame. London Avenue of Stars 2009 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of The Rolling Stones.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Rolling Stones.

Larry Graham

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Larry Graham Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of

Brief Facts:

Inventor of the slapping technique for bass guitar. Member of group Sly & The Family Stone. Founder and frontman for band Graham Central Station. Guitar Center RockWalk 1999. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of Sly & The Family Stone.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Sly & The Family Stone.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Sly and the Family Stone.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Sly & The Family Stone.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Sly & The Family Stone.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Sly and the Family Stone.

Lead Belly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Huddie William Ledbetter
Also Known As:
Leadbelly
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Rock Island Line, Cotton Fields, The Midnight Special, Goodnight, Irene which became a folk hit for the group The Weavers. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. Blues Hall of Fame 1986. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Leo Fender

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Leonidas Fender
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator of a series of electronic guitars and amplifiers. Guitar Center RockWalk 1987. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Show Business fame.

Les Paul

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lester William Polsfuss
Also Known As:
Lester Polfuss
Rhubarb Red
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Mary Ford by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed guitarist. Responsible for electric guitar sound and popularity of the Les Paul Gibson guitar. Invented multi-track recording. Songs How High the Moon, Vaya Con Dios, Mockingbird Hill, Bye Bye, Blues, I'm Sitting on Top of the World. Band The Les Paul Trio. Often recorded with his wife, Mary Ford. Songs Vaya Con Dios, How High the Moon. Duo Les Paul and Mary Ford. Grammy Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. National Inventors Hall of Fame. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. Guitar Center RockWalk 1988. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. National Medal of Arts 2007. New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1996. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2006. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1541 Vine Street as a member of Les Paul and Mary Ford for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lightnin' Hopkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sam Hopkins
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Houston, Texas. Often singing on the streets. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Link Wray

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr.
Also Known As:
F. L. Wray Sr.

Brief Facts:

Invented the "power chord" and pioneered distorted electric guitar. Songs Rumble, Rawhide, Jack the Ripper. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Lonnie Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alonzo Johnson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and violin. Died months after a car struck him. Blues Hall of Fame 1990. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Lonnie Mack

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lonnie McIntosh
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Songs Memphis, Wham!. International Guitar Hall of Fame 2001. Southeastern Indiana Musicians' Association Hall of Fame 2001. Rockabilly Hall of Fame 2005. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2006.

Magic Sam

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Gene Maghett
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died of a heart attack. Blues Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Mark Knopfler

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mark Freuder Knopfler
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

Group Dire Straits. Album Brothers in Arms. A dinosaur is named after him. Named an Officer of the OBE New Year's Eve 1999. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Marty Stuart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Marty Stuart
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Played with Lester Flatt. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Matt "Guitar" Murphy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Tyler Murphy
Also Known As:
Matt Murphy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Bands The Blues Brothers, Howlin' Wolf. Blues Hall of Fame 2012. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Maybelle Carter

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Maybelle Addington
Nickname(s):
Mother Maybelle
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
grandmother of
mother of
mother of
step-grandmother of
cousin of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Groups Carter Family, Mother Maybelle and the Three Carter Sisters. Grand Ole Opry. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Country Music Hall of Fame 1970 as a member of Carter Family.
International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Carter Family.

Muddy Waters

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
McKinley Morganfield
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2005. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1992. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015.

Neil Young

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Neil Percival Young
Also Known As:
Bernard Shakey
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Canadian. Movies Neil Young: Human Highway, Rust Never Sleeps, Made in Heaven. Bands Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995. Canada's Walk of Fame 2000. Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield.

Nils Lofgren

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nils Hilmer Lofgren
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of the band E Street Band. Pedal steel guitar. Former member of Crazy Horse. International Guitar Hall of Fame. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of E Street Band.

Pat Metheny

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Bruce Metheny
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Paul McCartney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Paul McCartney
Also Known As:
Sir James Paul McCartney
Nickname(s):
Macca
Sir Paul
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Heather Mills by 25 years.
father of
son of
husband of
Linda McCartney, until her death.
Younger than Linda McCartney by less than 1 year.
son of
older brother of
Older than Mike McGear by 1 year.
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Help, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. After rock group The Beatles he founded group Wings. Album Wings over America. Spent a few days in jail in Japan for marijuana possession. Knighted. Children's book High in the Clouds: An Urban Furry Tale. Order of the Companion of Honour 2017. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Kennedy Center Honors 2010. French Legion of Honor 2012. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 9 February 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Paul Simon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Frederic Simon
Also Known As:
Paul Kane
Jerry Landis
Tico
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Carrie Fisher by 15 years.
husband of
Older than Edie Brickell by 24 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of Simon & Garfunkel. See Art Garfunkel. Songs Bridge Over Troubled Water, Scarborough Fair, Mrs. Robinson, Cecilia, The Sound of Silence. Album Graceland. Movie Annie Hall. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982. Kennedy Center Honors 2002. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2007. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Simon & Garfunkel.

Pete Drake

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roddis Franklin Drake
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel guitar. Record label owner. Songs (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden, Behind Closed Doors, Lay Lady Lay, Stand by Your Man. Country Music Hall of Fame 1970. Steel Guitar Hall of Fame 1987. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Pete Seeger

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Seeger
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Older than Mike Seeger by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote the songs Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, Turn! Turn! Turn!. Group The Weavers. Active in political causes. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Kennedy Center Honors 1994. National Medal of Arts 1994. International Guitar Hall of Fame. American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2015. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Weavers.

Pete Townshend

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Who. Primary creator of rock opera Tommy. Book Horse's Neck of short stories. Kennedy Center Honors 2008. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of The Who.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of The Who.

Peter Frampton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Kenneth Frampton
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Breaking All the Rules, Show Me the Way, Baby, I Love Your Way, Do You Feel Like We Do, I'm in You. Album Frampton Come Alive. Movies Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Blues Brothers 2000. Became an American citizen in 2004. Guitar Center RockWalk 1997. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6819 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 24 August 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Peter Green

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Allen Greenbaum
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues rock guitar. Founder of band Fleetwood Mac. Songs Albatross, Black Magic Woman, Oh Well, Man of the World. Guitar Center RockWalk 1998. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Fleetwood Mac for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Phil Lesh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Philip Chapman
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Grateful Dead. Bassist. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of Grateful Dead.

Prince

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Prince Rogers Nelson
Also Known As:
the Artist (formerly known as Prince)
Jamie Starr
Christopher
Alexander Nevermind
Joey Coco
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Purple Moon, Under the Cherry Moon. Died of an accidental opioid (Fentanyl) overdose. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004. UK Music Hall of Fame 2006. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 2007. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016.

Randy Rhoads

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Randall William Rhoads
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Co-founder of band Quiet Riot. Played with Ozzy Osbourne. Died in a private plane crash in Florida when the pilot buzzed too close to the tour bus and clipped it. Guitar Center RockWalk 2004. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Richard Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Allen Davis

Brief Facts:

Kidnapped and killed Polly Klaas. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Ritchie Blackmore

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Hugh Blackmore
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Deep Purple, Blackmore's Night (with Candice Night). International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of Deep Purple.

Ritchie Valens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Steven Valenzuela
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
17
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs La Bamba, Donna, Rockin' All Night. Died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly, JP Richardson (aka "Big Bopper"). Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001. Guitar Center RockWalk 1997. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6733 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 11 May 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robbie Robertson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jaime Robbie Robertson
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 13 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Band. Movie The Crossing Guard. Canada's Walk of Fame 2003. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Canada's Walk of Fame 2014 as a member of The Band.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of The Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of The Band.

Robert Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Leroy Johnson
Also Known As:
R. L. Spencer
Robert Spencer
Robert Lonnie Johnson
Nickname(s):
King of the Delta Blues

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie Crossroads. Song Terraplane Blues. Poisoned. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1999. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.

Roger McGuinn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph McGuinn III
Also Known As:
James Roger McGuinn
Jim McGuinn
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 21 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founding member of the band The Byrds. Composed song Ballad of Easy Rider for movie Easy Rider. Song Turn! Turn! Turn! by Pete Seeger used in movie Forrest Gump. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Byrds.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of The Byrds.

Roy Clark

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roy Linwood Clark
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Co-host of TV show Hee Haw with Buck Owens. TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. Movies Matilda, Freeway. Guitarist and banjo and mandolin player. Country Music Hall of Fame 2009. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2000. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1982. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ry Cooder

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ryland Peter Cooder
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

All kinds of fretted string instruments. Slide guitar. Session work with many famous musicians. Grammy award winner. Album Paradise and Lunch Soundtrack for many movies - Steel Magnolias, Primary Colors. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Scotty Moore

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Winfield Scott Moore III
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for Elvis Presley. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Song Heartbreak Hotel. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015.

Skunk Baxter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jeff Baxter
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Formerly member of bands Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers in the 1970s. Song Rikki Don't Lose That Number. Band Beats Jammin'. A defense consultant. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1988 as a member of The Doobie Brothers.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1993 as a member of Steely Dan.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of The Doobie Brothers.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of Steely Dan.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Steely Dan.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Doobie Brothers.

Slash

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Saul Hudson
Birth Date:
Age today:
52, 31 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitar for groups Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver. Album It's Five O'Clock Somewhere. Guitar Center RockWalk 2007. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Guns N' Roses.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sneaky Pete Kleinow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter E. Kleinow
Also Known As:
Sneaky Pete
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founded group The Flying Burrito Brothers. Group The Byrds. Played with Frank Zappa, etc. Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Byrds.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of The Byrds.

Son House

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eddie James House Jr.
Nickname(s):
Son

Brief Facts:

Songs Walking Blues, Preachin' the Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Son Seals

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Seals
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Song Funky Bitch. Blues Hall of Fame 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Speedy West

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wesley West
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel Guitar Hall of Fame 1980. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Steve Cropper

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Lee Cropper
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Band Booker T. & the M.G.'s. Movie The Blues Brothers. Songs Soul Man, (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

Steve Vai

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven Siro Vai
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Virtuoso guitarist, with multiple bands and performers, including Frank Zappa and David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Performed in many video games. Style reflects extensive music theory knowledge. Guitar Center RockWalk 1999. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Steve Wariner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven Noel Wariner
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Baby I'm Yours, Some Fools Never Learn, Small Town Girl. Grand Ole Opry. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2011. Music City Walk of Fame 2008.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Ray Vaughan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Died in a helicopter crash, Songs Texas Flood, The House Is Rockin'. Ranked #7 in the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Blues Hall of Fame 2000. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014 as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.

T-Bone Walker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aaron Thibeaux Walker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Mean Old World. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2002. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Tampa Red

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hudson Woodbridge
Also Known As:
Hudson Whitaker
Nickname(s):
The Guitar Wizard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Took his aunt and grandmother's surname after his parents died when he was a child. Songs It Hurts Me Too, Anna Lou Blues, It's Tight Like That, The Bluebird Beat, Turpentine Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1981. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Ted Nugent

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Anthony Nugent
Nickname(s):
The Nuge
Motor City Madman
Uncle Ted
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock musician. Lead guitarist of band The Amboy Dukes. Songs Journey to the Center of the Mind, Stranglehold, Cat Scratch Feve, Wango Tango, Great White Buffalo. Known for conservative political statements and gun ownership views. Charged and on probation for illegal hunting. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

The Edge

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Howell Evans
Also Known As:
Edge
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of rock band U2. Song The Hands That Built America. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of U2.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of U2.

Tony Iommi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Anthony Iommi
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for group Black Sabbath. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a member of Black Sabbath.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Black Sabbath.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of Black Sabbath.
Broad Street Walk of Stars: A star at 52.47827įN 1.91012įW; ceremony: 23 November 2008.

Trey Anastasio

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Joseph Anastasio III
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist and vocals for band Phish. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Tut Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Arthur Taylor
Also Known As:
Robert Arthur Taylor Sr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dobro guitar musician. Band Dixie Gentlemen. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Vince Gill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Grant Gill
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Amy Grant by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs I Still Believe in You, Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away. Country Music Hall of Fame 2007. Music City Walk of Fame 2007. Hall of Great Western Performers 1997. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1997. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2016. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 September 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Waylon Jennings

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Waylon Arnold Jennings
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
husband of
Jessi Colter, until he died.
Older than Jessi Colter by 9 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys and the theme song for the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. Muppet movie Follow That Bird. Guitarist. Member of the Buddy Holly band - gave up his seat on the plane which crashed, to JP Richardson. Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. Member of groups The Old Dogs, The Highwaymen. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Guitar Center RockWalk 2006. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1995. West Texas Walk of Fame 1980. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Willie Nelson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Willie Hugh Nelson
Nickname(s):
Red-Headed Stranger
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Composed songs Crazy, Hello Walls. Songs Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, Always on My Mind. Member of group The Highwaymen. Movies Stagecoach, Wag the Dog, Electric Horseman, Barbarossa, The Dukes of Hazzard. Once a disc jockey for Vancouver (Washington) station KVAN and in Fort Worth, Texas. Developed a bio-diesel business. Originated Farm Aid concerts in 1985. Kennedy Center Honors 1998. Country Music Hall of Fame 1993. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2002. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. National Agricultural Hall of Fame 2011. Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2014. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 2012.
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