100 Most Influential Guitarists

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Who are 100 most influential guitarists in the world? Please share a complete list!

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  1. Guest2510

     Following is the list of 100 greatest and most influential guitarist :

    1. Jimi Hendrix* (Jimi Hendrix Experence, Band of Gypsys, session work)

    2. Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, session work, solo)

    3. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)

    4. Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos, session work, solo)

    5. Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Firm, session work)

    6. Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night)

    7. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, solo)

    8. Chuck Berry (solo)

    9. Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley)

    10. Duane Allman* (Allman Brothers Band, Derek & The Dominos, session work)

    11. Robert Fripp (King Crimson, session work, solo)

    12. Steve Howe (Yes, Asia, the Syndicats, solo)

    13. Brian May (Queen, solo)

    14. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd, solo)

    15. Carlos Santana (Santana, solo)

    16. Pete Townshend (The Who, solo)

    17. Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG's, Mar-Keys, Blues Brothers Band, sesion work)

    18. Steve Vai (Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, solo)

    19. Yngwie Malmsteen (Steeler, Alcatrazz, solo)

    20. Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple, solo)

    21. Eric Johnson (The Electromagnets, solo)

    22. Joe Satriani (solo, Chickenfoot)

    23. Danny Gatton* (solo, session work, Redneck Jazz Explosion)

    24. Roy Buchanan* (solo, session work)

    25. Steve Hackett (Genesis, solo)

    26. Phil Keaggy (Glass Harp, solo)

    27. Jan Akkerman (Focus, solo)

    28. Alex Lifeson (Rush)

    29. Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits, solo)

    30. Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones, solo)

    31. George Harrison* (The Beatles, solo)

    32. Randy Rhoads* (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne)

    33. Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, solo)

    34. Michael Schenker (Scorpions, UFO, MSG)

    35. Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, solo)

    36, 37, & 38. Joe Messina/Robert White*/Eddie Willis (The Funk Brothers)

    39. James Burton (Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, session work)

    40. Link Wray* (solo)

    41. Jimmy Nolen* (The J.B.'s, Johnny Otis Band, Maceo & All the King's Men)

    42. Lonnie Mack (solo, session work)

    43. d**k Dale (solo)

    44. Jerry Garcia* (Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, solo, session work)

    45. Marty Friedman (Cacophony, Megadeth, solo)

    46. Cliff Gallup* (Gene Vincent's Blue Caps)

    47. Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts Band)

    48. Shawn Lane* (Black Oak Arkansas, The Willys, HLS, solo)

    49. Hank Marvin (The Shadows)

    50. Bo Diddley* (solo)

    51. Curtis Mayfield* (Impressions, solo)

    52. Frank Zappa* (Mothers Of Invention, solo)

    53 & 54. Thurston Moore / Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)

    55. Terry Kath* (Chicago)

    56. Eddie Hazel* (Funkadelic, solo)

    57. Rory Gallagher* (solo)

    58. Tommy Bolin* (Deep Purple, session work, solo)

    59. Slash (Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver, session work)

    60. Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule)

    61. Andy Summers (The Police, session work, solo)

    62. Mick Ronson* (The Spiders From Mars, session work, solo)

    63 & 64. Glenn Tipton/K.K. Downing (Judas Priest)

    65. Steve Lukather (Toto, session work)

    66. Neal Schon (Santana, Journey)

    67. John Petrucci (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, solo)

    68 & 69. Dave Murray/Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)

    70 & 71. James Hetfield/Kirk Hammett (Metallica)

    72. Johnny Marr (The Smiths)

    73. The Edge (U2)

    74. Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)

    75. Leslie West (Mountain)

    76. Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)

    77. Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X, solo)

    78. Buckethead (solo, Praxis, Guns N' Roses)

    79. Vinnie Moore (UFO, Alice Cooper, solo)

    80. Tony MacAlpine (M.A.R.S., Planet X, Ring Of Fire, CAB, solo)

    81 & 82. Angus Young/Malcolm Young (AC/DC)

    83. Ray Gomez (session work, solo, Los Pop Tops, Stanley Clarke)

    84. Michael Landau (session work, Raging Honkies, Michael Landau Group)

    85. Carl Verheyen (session work, Supertramp, Carl Verheyen Band)

    86. Adrian Belew (King Crimson, solo)

    87. Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)

    88. Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, solo)

    89 & 90. Dave Davies/Ray Davies (The Kinks)

    91. Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, solo)

    92 & 93. Scott Gorham/Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy)

    94. Dimebag Darrell* (Pantera)

    95. Guthrie Govan (Asia, Erotic Cakes, The Fellowship, solo)

    96. Derek Trucks (The Allman Brothers Band, Frogwings, Derek Trucks Band)

    97. Big Jim Sullivan (session work)

    98. Mickey Baker (session work, Mickey & Sylvia)

    99. Robin Trower (Procol Harum, solo)

    100. Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)

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