1960s

Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore Birth Name Richard Hugh Blackmore Born 14 April 1945 (age 75), Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England Died – Genres Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Progressive Rock, Folk Rock Instruments Guitar, violin, vocals, banjo, ukulele Associated Acts The Country All-Stars, Arthur Fiedler, Les Paul, Jerry Reed, Hank Snow, Merle Travis, The Carter Sisters, Mark Knopfler, …

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Phil Baugh

Phil Baugh Birth Name Phil Baugh Born December 13, 1936 Died November 4, 1990 (aged 53) Genres Country Instruments Guitar Associated Acts Nashville Superpickers Phil Baugh (December 13, 1936 – November 4, 1990) was an American guitarist. He was known as one of the leading hot country guitarists who are “playing exuded joy and humor.” …

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Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend Birth Name Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend Born 19 May 1945 (age 75), Chiswick, Middlesex, England Died – Genres Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock, Power Pop, Jazz Instruments Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals Associated Acts The Who, Deep End, Ronnie Lane, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Thunderclap Newman Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May …

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Paul Kossoff

Paul Kossoff Birth Name Paul Francis Kossoff Born 14 September 1950, Hampstead, London, England Died 19 March 1976 (aged 25), en route to New York City, U.S. Genres Blues Rock, Blues, Hard Rock Instruments Guitar Associated Acts Black Cat Bones, Free, Back Street Crawler, Kossoff/Kirke/Tetsu/Rabbit Paul Francis Kossoff (14 September 1950 – 19 March 1976) …

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Link Wray​

Link Wray Birth Name Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr. Born May 2, 1929, Dunn, North Carolina, U.S. Died November 5, 2005 (aged 76), Copenhagen, Denmark Genres Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Instrumental Rock, Surf Rock Instruments Guitar, Vocals, Steel Guitar, Bass Guitar Associated Acts Robert Gordon Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray, Jr. (May 2, 1929 – November 5, …

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Joe Pass

Joe Pass Birth Name Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua Born January 13, 1929, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S. Died May 23, 1994 (aged 65), Los Angeles, California Genres Jazz Instruments Guitar Associated Acts Oscar Peterson, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Ella Fitzgerald Joe Pass, (JOSEPH ANTHONY JACOBI PASSALAQUA), U.S. guitarist (born Jan. 13, 1929, New Brunswick, N.J.—died May …

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Allan Holdsworth​

Allan Holdsworth Birth Name Allan Holdsworth Born 6 August 1946, Bradford, England Died 15 April 2017 (aged 70), Vista, California, US Genres Jazz Fusion, Instrumental Rock, Progressive Rock Instruments Guitar, SynthAxe Associated Acts ‘Igginbottom, Nucleus, Tempest, Soft Machine, The New Tony Williams Lifetime, Pierre Moerlen’s Gong, John Stevens, Jean-Luc Ponty, Bill Bruford, U.K., Gordon Beck, …

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Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell Birth Name Glen Campbell Glen Travis Campbell Born April 22, 1936 Billstown, Arkansas, U.S. Died August 8, 2017 (aged 81) Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Genres Country, Western, folk, pop, easy listening, gospel Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Bagpipes Associated acts The Champs, The Beach Boys, Bobbie Gentry, Anne Murray, John Hartford, Jerry Reed, Tanya Tucker, …

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