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.
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 around Itta Bena and Indianola, Mississippi, and is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time.
Celebrating Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945), an acoustic guitarist from Minneapolis, MN, known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music. He often intersperses humorous and bizarre monologues between his 6- and 12-string compositions.
Celebrating Peter Tosh, OM (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; October 19, 1944 – September 11, 1987) a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one of the core members of the band the Wailers.
Celebrating Rosie Flores (born September 10, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas), a guitarist who blends rockabilly, honky tonk, jazz, and Western swing along with traditional influences from her Tex-Mex heritage.
Celebrating Christine Ellen “Chrissie” Hynde (born September 7, 1951), an American guitarist from Akron, OH, best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders.
Celebrating Daniel Wood “Danny” Gatton Jr. (September 4, 1945 – October 4, 1994), known by the nickname “The Humbler”, an American guitarist from Washington, D.C. who fused blues, rockabilly, jazz, and country to create a musical style called “redneck jazz”.
Celebrating Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976), an American blues guitarist from Gilmer, TX, known as one of the “Three Kings” of electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B. King.