Jeff Beck is an English rock guitarist, one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock music history, as well as being an outstanding contribution to British music. Most of his recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound with releases spanning genres ranging from blues rock, hard rock, jazz fusion and electronica. Beck was one of the three guitarists to play with The Yardbirds, and has appeared on albums with over 20 other artists including ZZ Top, Jon Bon Jovi and Mick Jagger.
Jimmy Page was born in Heston, Middlesex, England, UK in 1944. Page is known for his wide variety of guitars, fast riffs and long guitar solos. Page frequently uses a Gibson Les Paul to play heavy blues based style playing. He is most famous for playing his guitar with a violin bow!
Jimi Hendrix was born 1942, in Seattle, Washington. Hendrix became known as a outrageous guitarist, singer, and songwriter with experimental sounds. He taught himself to play guitar at a young age, getting his first guitar at age 16 and later that year getting his first electric. Hendrix played with many bands in the background but with every band ended up receiving all the spotlight. In 1966, Hendrix was signed to begin the Jimi Hendrix Experience Project throughout Europe, where he relocated to. His first two albums caught attention very quickly reaching billboards and the attention of many other famous artists. The Who, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones all kept up with Hendrix and what was next. Hendrix left his mark on the world of rock music.
Eric Johnson was born in Austin, Texas in 1954. Johnson learned guitar at 11 years old and rapidly began progressing through music. At only 15 years old he joined his first professional band, Mariani, a psychedelic rock group! Over the years he had several albums, including his first two albums, Seven Worlds, and Tones being two huge sensations! Although his biggest hit album wasn’t until 190, he called it Ah, via Musicom, which became certified platinum by RIAA. Also off that album came the Grammy Award winning song “Cliffs of Dover”, for Best Rock Instrumental Performance! Over the years, Johnson became best known for his electric guitar skills, accomplished pianist and vocalist. He became known to play rock, blues, jazz fusion, folk, classical, and country.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan was born 1954 in Dallas, Texas. At the age of 10 he took up guitar interest listening to the blues and had exceptional ears while playing. His ears were so good when it came to guitar, he never learned how to read sheet music, and by high school he taught himself to play the blues. In the 1980’s he brought his rock fans into the fold with his powerful, driving skills, he had quick success with high rising charts and paving the way to sold out shows across the USA. He had many hit albums with his band before the 1989 release of “In Step”, which won him a Grammy.