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The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

Postby I am the Paulrus » Mon Sep 20, 2004 1:37 pm

The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

from ROLLING STONE magazine, george harrison is rated at #21. his good buddy, eric clapton, is #4. but i can't believe that guitarists i like such as david gilmour, eddie van halen, pete townsend and steve howe are ranked in the lower 50.


The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/5937559

1Jimi Hendrix
2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
3 B.B. King
4 Eric Clapton
5 Robert Johnson
6 Chuck Berry
7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
8 Ry Cooder
9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
11Kirk Hammett of Metallica
12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
14 Jeff Beck
15 Carlos Santana
16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones
17 Jack White of the White Stripes
18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
19 Richard Thompson
20 James Burton
21 George Harrison
22 Mike Bloomfield
23 Warren Haynes
24 The Edge of U2
25 Freddy King
26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave
27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
28 Stephen Stills
29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges
30 Buddy Guy
31 Dick Dale
32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service
33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
35 John Fahey
36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's
37 Bo Diddley
38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
39 Brian May of Queen
40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival
41 Clarence White of the Byrds
42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson
43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic
44 Scotty Moore
45 Frank Zappa
46 Les Paul
47 T-Bone Walker
48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith
49 John McLaughlin
50 Pete Townshend
51 Paul Kossoff of Free
52 Lou Reed
53 Mickey Baker
54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane
55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
56 Tom Verlaine of Television
57 Roy Buchanan
58 Dickey Betts
59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
61 Ike Turner
62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band
63 Danny Gatton
64 Mick Ronson
65 Hubert Sumlin
66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour
67 Link Wray
68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape
69 Steve Howe of Yes
70 Eddie Van Halen
71 Lightnin' Hopkins
72 Joni Mitchell
73 Trey Anastasio of Phish
74 Johnny Winter
75 Adam Jones of Tool
76 Ali Farka Toure
77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat
78 Robbie Robertson of the Band
79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)
80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids
81 Derek Trucks
82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
83 Neil Young
84 Eddie Cochran
85 Randy Rhoads
86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
87 Joan Jett
88 Dave Davies of the Kinks
89 D. Boon of the Minutemen
90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper
91 Robby Krieger of the Doors
92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5
94 Bert Jansch
95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine
96 Angus Young of AC/DC
97 Robert Randolph
98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer
99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag
100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

(Posted Aug 27, 2003)
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Re: The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

Postby Bluebird » Mon Sep 20, 2004 1:43 pm

I am the Paulrus wrote:

3 B.B. King

CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby JimmyMcCullochFan » Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:15 pm

no Jimmy :cry: :P
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Postby Bluebird » Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:02 am

JimmyMcCullochFan wrote:no Jimmy :cry: :P
I don´t think the list is quite true! :?
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Postby HeyJude » Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:53 pm

Eh, a RS list, leave it, fellas... Anyway, no one will tell me who the greatest guitarists are... the opinion of RS is just like the opinion of anyone else (where's Rusty from the list??? lol)
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Postby 2 of 3 » Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:03 pm

The Edge of U2...geeh thanks Rolling Stone....I would have never know who he was if you hadn't said what band he was in. :roll: Of course he could have been the Edge from my local towns Polka Band I guess. :wink:
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Postby theDingle » Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:23 pm

They got some right, but it is still a typical RS listing. :roll:

No
Leo Kottke
Doc Watson
Mississippi John Hurt
Eric Johnson
Chet Atkins
Jan Akkerman
John McLaughlin
Albert Lee
Django Reinhardt
or
Joe Satriani

These guys are miles ahead of some of those flavors of the month.
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Re: The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

Postby dsnito » Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:46 pm

Bluebird wrote:
I am the Paulrus wrote:

3 B.B. King

CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BBKing IS cool, but I think he doesn't deserve the #3...well, though I don't know what aspect counts on that list order...
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Re: The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

Postby Bluebird » Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:54 am

dsnito wrote:
Bluebird wrote:
I am the Paulrus wrote:

3 B.B. King

CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BBKing IS cool, but I think he doesn't deserve the #3...well, though I don't know what aspect counts on that list order...
In my opinion he´s not among the 40 best. I think Rusty derseves a place instead of many other on that list. I´m sure I could have made a better top 100 list If I get an afternoon to make it. :?
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Postby mr. moonlight » Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:43 pm

where's john lennon?
he wasn't technically the best player, but one of the most influental rhythm-guitarists..
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