Celebrating Shawn Lane (March 21, 1963 – September 26, 2003) born in Memphis, Tennessee, an American guitarist who played with exceptional speed. Lane went from being the lead guitarist for Black Oak Arkansas to developing his own instrumental rock and fusion music, winning high accolades.
Celebrating Baden Powell de Aquino, usually known simply as Baden Powell (August 6, 1937 – September 26, 2000), one of the most prominent and celebrated Brazilian guitarists and guitar composers of his time.
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 …
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 Lita Rossana Ford (born September 19, 1958), a London England-born, American rock guitarist for the Runaways in the late 1970s, before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.
Celebrating Emily Remler (September 18, 1957 – May 4, 1990), an American jazz guitarist in the 1980s from Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Her career was cut short at the age of 32.
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.