Monday, December 22, 2008

TOP 100 GUITAR PLAYERS OF ALL TIME

I was a subscriber of RollingStone Magazine back in the 1980's. Back then as well as today RollingStone Magazine had the best articles on bands and artists. There are many other good publications on music; however your music library is not complete without RollingStone Magazine. If you want to read what's new in the music world today, then check out RollingStone by clicking here.

The following is a list of the top 100 greatest guitarists as posted by RollingStone Magazine. Like all lists you may not agree with all the members on the list or the order; however I believe that RollingStone got most of it right.

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1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
3.
B.B. King
4
Eric Clapton
5
Robert Johnson
6
Chuck Berry
7
Stevie Ray Vaughan
8
Ry Cooder Click to answer
9
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
10
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
11
Kirk Hammett of Metallica
12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
13
Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
14
Jeff Beck
15
Carlos Santana
16
Johnny Ramone of the Ramones
17
Jack White of the White Stripes
18
John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
19
Richard Thompson
20
James Burton
21
George Harrison
22
Mike Bloomfield
23
Warren Haynes
24
The Edge of U2
25
Freddy King
26
Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave
27
Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
28
Stephen Stills
29
Ron Asheton of the Stooges
30
Buddy Guy
31
Dick Dale
32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service
33
& 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
35
John Fahey
36
Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's
37
Bo Diddley
38
Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
39
Brian May of Queen
40
John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival
41 Clarence White of the Byrds
42
Robert Fripp of King Crimson
43
Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic
44
Scotty Moore
45
Frank Zappa
46
Les Paul
47 T-Bone Walker
48
Joe Perry of Aerosmith
49
John McLaughlin
50
Pete Townsend
51
Paul Kossoff of Free
52 Lou Reed
53
Mickey Baker
54
Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane
55
Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
56 Tom Verlaine of Television
57 Roy Buchanan
58
Dickey Betts
59 & 60
Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
61 Ike Turner
62
Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band
63
Danny Gatton
64
Mick Ronson
65 Hubert Sumlin
66
Vernon Reid of Living Colour
67 Link Wray
68
Jerry Miller of Moby Grape
69
Steve Howe of Yes
70
Eddie Van Halen
71
Lightnin' Hopkins
72
Joni Mitchell
73
Trey Anastasio of Phish
74
Johnny Winter
75
Adam Jones of Tool
76
Ali Farka Toure
77
Henry Vestine of Canned Heat
78
Robbie Robertson of the Band
79
Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)
80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids
81 Derek Trucks
82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
83
Neil Young
84
Eddie Cochran
85
Randy Rhoads
86
Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
87
Joan Jett
88
Dave Davies of the Kinks
89
D. Boon of the Minutemen
90
Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper
91
Robby Krieger of the Doors
92 & 93
Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5
94
Bert Jansch
95
Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine
96
Angus Young of AC/DC
97
Robert Randolph
98
Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer
99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag
100
Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

4 comments:

LAZZ said...

RollingStone got it profoundly wrong.

For a list claimimg to represent the 100 greatest 'of all time' they sure use a frighteningly narrow perspective focussed primarily on the rock-wanker end of the spectrum, don't they ?

I mean, personally I may like a lot of these guys and have had moments of enjoying what they've done - but there is a big difference between the limits of personal taste and the recognition that someone has a profound and objectively significant impact on the art of their instrument.

Jimi Hendrix has earned a place there alright - and maybe Robert Johnson, too - but the inclusion of the rest is evidence of enormous ignorance and highly risible because of it.

Where is Lenny Breau on the list ? Lonnie Johnson ? Uwe Kropinski ? Charlie Christian ? Wes Montgomery ? George Benson ? Pat Metheny ? Pat Martino ? Bill Frisell ? Allan Holdsworth ? These are all guys who've made an impact far above anything an inept noodler like say, Dave Davies, bless his heart, could ever hope to achieve. And then there is the entire area of formal classical playing ... and flamenco... which has been completely overlooked.

This list is a complete joke. Can't be taken seriously at all.

Remi said...

Kurt Cobain wouldn't even be in the 10000 best, this list is a joke...

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