10 Greatest Guitarists
First place of honor naturally took Jimmy Hendriks, it is widely recognized as one of the most daring and inventive virtuosos in rock history. Hendrix during his lifetime called the phenomenon and a genius. He discovered the electric guitar in the infinite possibilities of a new source of sound. Talking about innovations Hendrix, critics point out that it broadened the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar and changed the face of rock music. Alas, died early at age 27. The causes of death remain unknown until today.
Second line is Ollmen Duane, a prominent American guitarist, speaking as a member of The Allman Brothers Band, which was created along with his brother Greg. Also known as a session guitarist. Played mostly on guitar company Gibson. Ollmen died tragically broke up on a motorcycle in Macon, Georgia, USA at the age of 24 years.
3rd place is the legendary BB King. According to one critic, “BB King has provided us with sophisticated style guitar solo based on a smooth and shiny Bending Vibrato, which affected almost every follower elektrogitarnogo blues.” As a musician BB King first arrived in Memphis in 1946, but after a few months of hard life he returned to Mississippi. He decided to better prepare for the next trip he had taken two years later. At first he worked at a local rhythm and blues station WDIA as a singer and disc jockey. BB King assembled his band, known as BBKing Review, under the guidance of Millard Lee with whom he became famous.
Pleases us your masterpiece 84-year-old musician to this day.
Fourth position is the legendary Eric Klepton.Klepton became one of the most respected and influential musical figures of the era of rock. His style has changed over time, but he always kept blues roots. He played with blues-rock teams (John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds), with a hard-rock (Cream), has worked solo and as a session musician. Eric Clapton – is the only musician who has thrice been included in the Hall of Fame rock n ‘roll now as before are actively working on the music and giving concerts.
5th place holds a Robert Johnson’s legendary American musician and songwriter, one of the most famous bluesmen of the XX century. After becoming acquainted in 1930 with the famous bluesman Sonoma House and Willie Brown tried to master the blues guitar to perform with luminaries together. I must say that this art was given to him is extremely difficult. At a time parting with my friends Robert and disappears in an unknown direction, to reappear in 1931. Receive a wonderful musician.
Unfortunately he died early, at age 27.
6-line at our charts spans the legendary Chuck Berry – one of the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll. After high school, for 10 years, played in clubs, playing blues. In one of them, in St. Louis, he began to play country music, blues tinged methods. What an innovative mix of styles (each of which was marked by its audience, divided by race) brought him fame local. In May 1955, Berry, on the advice of Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, went to the owner of a blues label Chess Records. He became interested in guitar, and it was his experiments with the country than his blues, to the surprise of the berry. May 21 at the studio the company’s first single was recorded by Chuck Berry, «Maybellene», combining pressure rhythm & blues and country style. The single reached the 1st place in the U.S. charts category rhythm & blues. On my own I wanted to add what is a hit Johnny B. Goode. This legendary rogue alive (he once had many problems with the law), and occasionally giving concerts.
7th place Stevie Ray Vaughn holds – one of the best known and most influential guitarists in the world. His first teacher of the guitar had a brother Jimmy. By the time he was thirteen he was playing in clubs where he met many of their idols. A few years later, he left high school in Sunset Oak Cliff in Dalasse and moved to Austin to focus on music. Stevie’s talent caught the attention of guitarist Johnny Winter and blues-club owner Clifford Antouna. The first group, which Stevie made a record called “Paul Ray and the Cobras.” After the collapse of the group acted alone.
Eighth position was fixed for such legends as Ry Cooder. The legendary American guitarist, singer, composer and producer. Known including his masterful performance technique of glissando. One of the most successful projects was the team of the group Buena Vista Social Club. Raylend Cooder played with bands such as Taj Mahal and Kepteyn Beefheart before starting her solo career in the 70s. In addition to guitar, Cooder has a game on the mandolin and saz.
9th place is Jimmy Page – British musician, arranger, composer, music producer and an outstanding rock-guitarist, who has spearheaded the Led Zeppelin and remained until the end of the musical “brain” of the group. Before this was known as a session guitarist and member of The Yardbirds. Well, who heard «Stairway to Heaven» one can appreciate the huge contribution to the development of rock culture, which introduced Paige. Also known for his guitar Gibson SG Double, with whom he just broke the public.
10th position completes our hit parade of no less famous Keith Richards, he and Mick Jagger constituting immutable core of the legendary rock band The Rolling Stones. Keith Richards is known for his eccentric demeanor, and it involves a lot of funny cases. In April 2006, 62-year-old musician suffered a concussion after falling from a coconut tree in Fiji. It remains a favorite guitar player and just a showman, his many fans and admirers. Personally, I would slightly change the list, but it was not me!)Thank you !!!!!