So many teenage boys dream of being part of a cool band. Those who have a good voice long to become the front man, while others practice playing instruments, such as the guitar. Here is a list of some of those kids who wanted to be cool guitarists in a bend, and yet they became the greatest guitarist in the world.
Stevie Ray Vaughan, was an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer born in Dallas, Texas, in 1954. He began playing the guitar at the age of 7 and he didn’t stop until he died in 1990. Stevie had a rough life. He dropped out of school and moved to Austin where he played with various bands until 1982 when he rose to fame at the Monteux Jazz Festival. He was famous in the 1980s as “a rocking powerhouse of a guitarist” who revived blues with his powerful guitar performances.
Angus Young is an Australian guitarist born on March 31, 1955. He is the only remaining original member of the rock band AC/DC and was ranked 24th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. He played on AC/DC’s albums High Voltage, T.N.T, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, Powerage, Highway to Hell, Back in Black, For Those About to Rock We Salute You and many more. Except for his great guitar performances, Angus Young is known for his stage antics and school uniforms.
David Jon Gilmour is an English guitarist born on March 6, 1964. His guitar playing days began very early when he borrowed a guitar from his neighbor. At the age of 11, he enrolled in the Perse School on Hills Road where he met his future bandmates. He rose to fame when he joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as a guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968. He achieved international fame after the release of the albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish you Were Here, Animals, and the Wall.
Eric Clapton is an English guitarist born on March 30, 1945. He started playing the guitar rather late, at the age of 15, but he has achieved more recognition for his guitar performances than anybody else. He has won 17 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as a member of Cream. He has been promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Princess Royal and ranked second on the list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in Rolling Stone magazine.
James Marshal Hendrix, aka Jimi Hendrix, is considered the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He started playing the guitar at the age of 15 and began his career on the Chitlin’ Circuit, Tennessee. He became internationally famous after performing at the Monterey Pop Festival in USA and his final studio album “Electric Ladyland” reached number one in the USA. He died at the age of 27.