100 - Lindsey Buckingham (Buckingham/Nicks; Fleetwood Mac; solo) 99 - Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth; solo) 98 - Alex Lifeson (Rush) 97 - Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols) 96 - Bruce Springsteen (solo) 95 - Roger McGuinn (The Byrds; solo) 94 - Peter Buck (R.E.M.) 93 - Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel; solo) 92 - Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) 91 - Dave Davies (The Kinks; solo)
80 - Buddy Holly (The Crickets; solo) 79 - Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers) 78 - John Fahey (Captain Beefheart & The Magic Dirt Band) 77 - Willie Nelson (solo) 76 - Robbie Krieger (The Doors; solo) 75 - Joni Mitchell (solo; session musician) 74 - Dick Dale (Dick Dale & The Del-tones) 73 - Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) 72 - John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers; solo) 71 - Robert Johnson (solo)
60 - Ron Asheton (The Stooges; solo) 59 - Robbie Robertson (The Band; solo; session musician) 58 - Peter Green (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac) 57 - Rory Gallagher (solo) 56 - Albert Collins (solo) 55 - John Lennon (The Beatles; Plastic Ono Band; solo) 54 - Joe Walsh (The Eagles; solo; session musician) 53 - Otis Rush ((solo) 52 - Clarence White (The Kentucky Colonels; The Byrds; solo) 51 - Johnny Marr (The Smiths; solo)
30 - Elmore James (solo) 29 - Scotty Moore (session musician) 28 - Johnny Ramone (Ramones) 27 - Bo Diddley (solo) 26 - Brian May (Queen; solo; session musician) 25 - Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) 24 - Angus Young (AD/DC) 23 - Buddy Guy (seesion musician) 22 - Frank Zappa ( The Mothers Of Invention; solo) 21 - Chet Atkins (solo; session musician)
20 - Carlos Santana (Santana; solo; session musician) 19 - James Burton (session musician) 18 - Les Paul (solo [invented the solid bodied guitar]) 17 - Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills & Nash; solo; session musician) 16 - Derek Trucks - (The Allman Brothers; session musician) 15 - Freddy King (session musician) 14 - David Gilmour (Pink Floyd; solo) 13 - Albert King (solo) 12 - Stevie Ray Vaughan (solo) 11 - George Harrison (The Beatles; solo; session musician)
10 - Pete Townsend (The Who; solo) 9 - Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers; Derek & The Dominoes) 8 - Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen; solo; session musician) 7 - Chuck Berry (solo) 6 - B.B. King (solo; session musician) 5 - Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds; solo; session musician) 4 - Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones; solo) 3 - Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin; The Yardbirds; session musician; solo) 2 - Eric Clapton - (The Yardbirds; John Mayall's Bluesbreakers; Cream; Blind Faith; Derek & The Dominoes; solo; session musician) 1. Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Band Of Gypsy's)
and thier it is....voted by the guitarists' themselves....
@ K8, I think the only reason why Slash isn't higher is because he play's like he's idol (Joe Perry : Aerosmith) but only a tad better....Slash didn't create anything new on the guitar like the others above him....he's just a f*#kin' brillant guitarist....
Lol....Beanster....not happy the guitarist from one of your fav bands didn't make the grade....i would feel the same under the same circumstances...luckily (and happy) for me two guitarists from my fav band made the cut....
I used to live for Rolling Stone through the 90's and early 00's and thankfully it allowed me to find a lot of music that wasn't popular. I still buy their Best Of All Time (songs) issues but everything else is shithouse now with too much advertising. Also noticed no one from Pearl Jam made the cut, not happy jan
Lol...again Beanster...yeah i'd have Stone Gossard & Mike McCreedy in thier purely for thier incredible guitar interplay....reminds me of Kieth Richards & Mick Taylor (Stones) and/or Tom Verlaine & Richard Llyod[who didn't make it, don't know how Tom made the cut without the other half...] (Television) interplay...brillant Last edited:
The No#1 is truly deserving...Hendrix...is the greatest guitarist ever...a left hander who played a right handed guitar upside down...and the licks this guy produced....incredible...mental....brillant...sublime