Guitar is definitely the best instrument that has ever existed. It creates the calmest sound that gives birth to the millions of the most relaxing and the most dynamic music – from classical, blues and folk to electric, rock and heavy metal. Even all pop songs are translated to acoustic music.
The guitar has been an instrument to millions of brilliant songwriters and musicians worldwide in relaying their message. The guitar has helped them express their true selves.
Let us take a look back to the greatest guitarists of all time, according to Rolling Stone, that have contributed to the world’s music masterpieces:
Jimi Hendrix was an American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter that is considered to be the greatest and most influential electric guitarist of all time. His most popular tracks are Purple Haze, Hey Joe, Foxy Lady and The Star-Spangled Banner.
Eric Clapton is no doubt the most popular on this list. He is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter who loves English rock and blues. He managed to have at least 20 albums and has continued to shine even at this present time. His famous songs are White Room, Tears in Heaven, Wonderful Tonight and Change the World.
Page is another English musician who plays guitar and writes and produces music. He is best known as the founder and the lead player of the rock band Led Zeppelin. His most popular tracks are Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused and Kashmir.
Richards is an English guitarist, singer-songwriter, and author who is most popular as a founding member of the rock band Rolling Stones, which created almost 40 albums since 1964. Their famous songs are Satisfaction, Gimme Shelter, Start me up and Sympathy for the Devil.
Jeff Beck is a rock guitarist from England. He has recorded two hit albums and a solo act in 1975 and 1976. Beck also worked with other music legends including Clapton and Page. His key tracks include Beck’s Bolero, A Day in the Life, Heart Full of Soul and Freeway Jam.
Riley B. King or B.B. King was an American, singer, songwriter and electric guitarist. He was best known for his sophisticated style of playing music. He specialized in electric blues. He is best known for The Thrill is Gone and Sweet Little Angel.
Chuck Berry was an American musician who was considered to be one of the pioneers of rock and roll. He was noted for his songs, including Maybellene, Roll Ober Beethoven, Rock and Roll Music and Johnny B. Goode.
Eddie Van Halen
Halen is a Dutch-American songwriter and musician who is best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of American hard rock band Van Halen. His key tracks include Eruption and Hot for Teacher.
Allman was an American guitarist and co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band. He died at the early age of 24 years old due to a motorcycle crash. But some of the popular tracks he worked on such as Whipping Post, Blue Sky and Statesboro Blues remained in the hearts of his fans.
Townshend is an English singer-songwriter who is the lead guitarist of the rock band The Who, where he worked with for more than 50 years. Their works include My Generation and Summertime Blues.
Who is your favorite guitar player?