Pop Guitar Players

Pop Guitar Players

The Encyclopedia of Pop Guitarist’s –  Please contact us on Facebook if you have any suggestions for players past or present missing from the page.   Many of the great legends of pop guitar have passed away and left a life long legacy, while some are still performing today.. Check out our player history for current players or new players on the scene. Includes biographies, performance videos and blues guitar lessons.

Les Paul

Les Paul Birth Name Lester William Polsfuss Born June 9, 1915 Died August 12, 2009 (aged 94) Genres Jazz country blues rock and roll acoustic

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Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper Birth Name Steven Lee Cropper Born October 21, 1941 Dora, Missouri, U.S. Age 78 Years Genres R&B, soul, funk, electric blues, blues Instruments

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George Harrison

George Harrison Birth Name George Harrison Born 25 February 1943 Liverpool, England Died 29 November 2001 (aged 58) Los Angeles, California, US Genres R&B, soul,

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Beabadoobee

Beabadoobee

Beabadoobee Birth Name Beatrice Laus Born 3 June 2000, Iloilo City, Philippines Age 20 Genres Indie Rock, Space Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, Dream Pop,

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Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers Birth Name Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. Born September 19, 1952 New York City, New York, U.S. Age 67 Years Genres Disco, soul, R&B,

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Ike Turner

Ike Turner Birth Name Izear Luster Turner Jr. Born November 5, 1931 Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S. Died December 12, 2007 (aged 76) San Marcos, California, U.S.

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David Gilmour

David Gilmour

David Gilmour Birth Name David Jon Gilmour Born 6 March 1946 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Age 74 Years Genres Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, art rock, ambient

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Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana Birth Name Carlos Santana Born July 20, 1947 (age 72) Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico Age 72 Genres Latin rock, blues rock, jazz

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Ben Harper

Ben Harper Birth Name Benjamin Chase Harper Born October 28, 1969 Pomona, California, U.S. Age 50 years Genres Folk rock, blues rock, alternative rock, soul,

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John Mayer

John Mayer

John Mayer Birth Name McKinley Morganfield Born April 4, 1913 Died April 30, 1983 (aged 70) Genres Blues, Chicago blues, delta blues Instruments Vocals, guitar,

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James Taylor

James Taylor Birth Name James Vernon Taylor Born March 12, 1948 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Age 72 Years Genres Folk rock, rock, pop, soft rock, blues,

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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.

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Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen Birth Name Edward Lodewijk van Halen Born January 26, 1955 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Age 66 Years Genres Smooth jazz, jazz fusion

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Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens Birth Name Steven Demetre Georgiou Born 21 July 1948 London, England Age 72 Years Genres Folk, pop, rock, Islamic Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass

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Tommy Tedesco

Tommy Tedesco Birth Name Thomas J. Tedesco Born July 3, 1930 Niagara Falls, New York, U.S. Died November 10, 1997 (aged 67) Northridge, California Genres

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Robert Cray

Robert Cray Birth Name Robert William Cray Born August 1, 1953 Columbus, Georgia, U.S. Age 66 Years Genres Blues, blues rock Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated

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Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler Birth Name Mark Freuder Knopfler Born 12 August 1949 Glasgow, Scotland, UK Age 72 Years Genres Rock, roots rock Celtic rock, blues rock,

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Keith Richards

Keith Richards Birth Name Keith Richards Born 18 December 1943 Dartford, Kent, England Age 76 Years Genres Rock, blues, blues rock, rock and roll, rhythm

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Steve Howe

Steve Howe

Steve Howe Birth Name Stephen James Howe Born 8 April 1947, Holloway, London, England Age 73 Genres Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Instrumental Rock, Hard Rock,

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Hank Marvin

Hank Marvin

Hank Marvin Birth Name Brian Robson Rankin Born 28 October 1941 Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England Age 78 Years Genres Rock, instrumental rock,

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Don Felder

Don Felder

Don Felder Birth Name Donald William Felder Born September 21, 1947 Gainesville, Florida, U.S. Age 72 Years Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, country

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Slash

Slash Birth Name Saul Hudson Born July 23, 1965 Hampstead, London, England Age 54 Years Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, blues, rock Instruments Guitar Associated

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Brian May

Brian May Birth Name Brian Harold May Born 19 July 1947 (age 72) Hampton, London, England Age 70 Genres Hard rock, boogie rock, blues rock,

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George Benson

George Benson Birth Name George Washington Benson Born April 4, 1913 Age 85 Years Genres Jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, funk Instruments Vocals, guitar Associated

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Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow Birth Name Sheryl Suzanne Crow Born February 11, 1962 Kennett, Missouri, U.S. Age 58 Years Genres Rock, pop, country, folk, blues, soul, Americana

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J. J. Cale

J. J. Cale

J. J. Cale   Birth Name John Weldon Cale Born December 5, 1938 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. Died July 26, 2013 (aged 74) Genres Americana,

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Andy Summers

Andy Summers Birth Name Andrew James Somers Born 31 December 1942 Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England Age 77 Years Genres Rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, new wave,

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The Edge

The Edge Birth Name David Howell Evans Born 8 August 1961 Barking, Essex, England, United Kingdom Age 58 Years Genres Rock, post-punk, alternative rock Instruments

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