Celebrating Anna Margaret Michelle Calvi (born September 24, 1980), an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Twickenham. She has earned three Mercury Prize nominations, one Brit Award nomination, and a European Border Breakers Award.
Celebrating Angela Maria “Ani” DiFranco (born September 23, 1970), a musician and activist born in Buffalo, New York, whose music has been classified as folk rock and alternative rock, with influences from punk, funk, hip hop and jazz. She has released all her albums on her own record label, Righteous Babe.
Celebrating Leroy “Roy” Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988), an American guitarist and blues musician from Ozark, AR. He was a pioneer of the Telecaster sound who never achieved stardom, but is still considered a highly influential guitar player. Guitar Player magazine praised him as having one of the “50 Greatest Tones of All Time.”
Celebrating Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958), an American rock guitarist from Wynnewood, PA, best known for her work as the frontwoman of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and for her earlier band the Runaways.
Celebrating John Francis Anthony “Jaco” Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987), an American jazz bassist who was a member of Weather Report from 1976 to 1981. He worked with Pat Metheny and Joni Mitchell, and recorded albums as a solo artist.
Celebrating James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) an American rock guitarist from Seattle, WA, widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music.
Celebrating Blind Willie Johnson (January 25, 1897 – September 18, 1945), an American blues guitarist from Pendleton, TX, who displayed a combination of slide guitar skills, powerful “chest voice” singing, and originality that has influenced later generations of musicians.
Celebrating Peggy Jones or Peggy Malone (married name) (July 19, 1940 – September 16, 2015), known on stage as Lady Bo, an American pioneer of rock and roll. Jones played rhythm guitar in Bo Diddley’s band in the late 1950s and early 1960s.