1950s

Tiny Grimes

Tiny Grimes Birth Name Lloyd Grimes Born July 7, 1916, Newport News, Virginia, U.S. Died March 4, 1989 (aged 72), New York City Genres Jazz Instruments Tenor Guitar Associated Acts – Lloyd “Tiny” Grimes (July 7, 1916 – March 4, 1989) was an American jazz and R&B guitarist. He was a member of the Art …

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Otis Rush

Otis Rush Birth Name Otis Rush Jr. Born April 29, 1934,Philadelphia, Mississippi, U.S. Died September 29, 2018 (aged 84), Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Genres Blues, Chicago Blues, R&B Instruments Vocals, Guitar Associated Acts Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Eddy Clearwater, Willie Dixon, Jesse Fortune Otis Rush Jr. (April 29, 1934 – September 29, 2018) was an American …

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Oscar Moore

Oscar Moore Birth Name Oscar Frederic Moore Born December 25, 1916, Austin, Texas, U.S. Died October 8, 1981 (aged 64), Clark, Nevada Genres Jazz Instruments Guitar Associated Acts Nat King Cole, Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers Oscar Frederic Moore (December 25, 1916 – October 8, 1981) was an American jazz guitarist known for his ten years …

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Jimmy Bryant

Jimmy Bryant Birth Name Ivy J. Bryant, Jr. Born March 5, 1925, Moultrie, Georgia Died September 22, 1980 (aged 55), Moultrie, Georgia Genres Country Music Instruments Guitar Associated Acts Capitol Ivy J. Bryant, Jr. (March 5, 1925 – September 22, 1980), known as Jimmy Bryant, was an American country music guitarist. In 1950 Tex Williams …

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Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran Birth Name Ray Edward Cochran Born October 3, 1938, Albert Lea, Minnesota, U.S. Died April 17, 1960 (aged 21), Bath, Somerset, England Genres Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Country, Rhythm and Blues Instruments Guitar, Vocals Associated Acts Hank Cochran, Jerry Capehart, Bob Denton Ray Edward Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was …

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Cliff Gallup

Cliff Gallup Birth Name Clifton E. “Cliff” Gallup Born June 17, 1930 Died October 9, 1988 (aged 58) Rock Country, country rock, rock, folk, rockabilly Instruments Guitar Associated Acts Crazy Warthog Media, Synergie OMP, RIGHTEOUS Clifton E. “Cliff” Gallup (June 17, 1930 – October 9, 1988) was an American electric guitarist, who played rock and …

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Charlie Byrd

Charlie Byrd Birth Name Charlie Lee Byrd Born September 16, 1925, Suffolk, Virginia, U.S. Died December 2, 1999 (aged 74), Annapolis, Maryland, U.S. Genres Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Swing Instruments Guitar Associated Acts Cal Tjader, Keter Betts, Stan Getz, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, Annapolis Brass Quintet Charlie Lee Byrd (September 16, 1925 – December 2, …

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