Celebrating Charles Henry “Charlie” Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942), an American jazz guitarist born in Bonham, TX, and an important early performer on the electric guitar.
Steve Morse (born July 28, 1954) is an American guitarist born in Hamilton, OH, best known as the founder of the Dixie Dregs.
Celebrating Michael Bernard Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981), an American guitarist born in Chicago, Illinois, who was instrumental in popularizing blues music in the mid-1960s. He was a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Celebrating Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995), a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist widely credited for creating the fusion of Latin and jazz which came to be known as the Bossa Nova.
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.
Al Laurence Di Meola (born July 22, 1954) is an American jazz, jazz fusion, and world music guitarist born in Jersey City, NJ.
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.
Celebrating Bola Sete (born Djalma de Andrade) (July 16, 1923 – February 14, 1987), a Brazilian guitarist. His name means “Seven Ball” and in Brazilian billiards, the seven ball is the only black ball on the table. Bola got this nickname when he was the only black member of a small jazz group.
Celebrating Joseph “Joe” Satriani (born July 15, 1956), an American instrumental rock guitarist born in Westbury, NY, who worked as a guitar instructor with many of his former students achieving fame.
Celebrating Cordell Jackson (July 15, 1923 – October 14, 2004) an American guitarist thought to be the first woman to produce, engineer, arrange and promote music on her own rock and roll music label. She was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi and died in Memphis, Tennessee.