Celebrating Joe Pass (born Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua; January 13, 1929 – May 23, 1994), an American jazz guitarist of Sicilian descent. He is considered one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century.
Celebrating Peter Dennis Blandford “Pete” Townshend (born May 19, 1945), best known as the lead guitarist and principal songwriter for the rock band the Who.
Celebrating Courtney Cox (born May 18, 1989), an American guitarist and member of the all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens.
Celebrating Robert Fripp (born May 16, 1946), an English guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson.
Celebrating Adrian Legg (May 16, 1948), an English guitar player who has been called “impossible to categorize”. Readers of Guitar Player magazine voted Legg the “best acoustic fingerstyle” player four years in a row.
Celebrating Jean Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 16, 1953) stage name Django Reinhardt, a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.
Celebrating Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, an American blues singer and electric guitarist. King was born on a cotton plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, and is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time.
Celebrating Ana Popović (born May 13, 1976 in Belgrade), a blues guitarist from Serbia. She moved to the Netherlands to study jazz and world-music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and later relocated to Memphis, TN.
Celebrating Joe Maphis, born Otis W. Maphis (May 12, 1921 – June 27, 1986), one of the flashiest country guitarists of the 1950s and 1960s, known as “The King of the Strings.”
Celebrating “Mother” Maybelle Carter (born Maybelle Addington; May 10, 1909 – October 23, 1978) an American country guitarist born in Nickelsville, VA and best known as a member of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s.