Celebrating Kimberley Ann Deal (born June 10, 1961), an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the former bassist and backing vocalist of the alternative rock band Pixies, and the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for The Breeders.
Celebrating Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin’ Wolf, a Chicago blues singer and guitarist, originally from Mississippi. With a booming voice and imposing physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists.
Celebrating Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, an American guitarist and inventor. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, he was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar and many recording innovations.
Celebrating Derek Trucks (born June 8, 1979), an American guitarist from Jacksonville, FL. He became an official member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1999 and in 2010 formed the Tedeschi Trucks Band with his wife Susan Tedeschi.
Celebrating Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), an American musician from Minneapolis, MN with a career spanning four decades. Prince was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant fashion sense, and wide vocal range. His guitar mastery is part of his genius usually lost among his many other talents.
Celebrating Talmage Holt “Tal” Farlow (June 7, 1921 – July 25, 1998), an American jazz guitarist born in Greensboro, NC. He was nicknamed “Octopus” because of his large hands and he maintained a career as a sign painter.
Celebrating Andrés Segovia Torres, 1st Marquis of Salobreña – (February 21, 1893 – June 2, 1987), known as Andrés Segovia, virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist. He was the most important force in making the guitar a concert instrument and continued to perform into his 90s.