Celebrating June Millington (born April 14, 1948), a Filipino American guitarist, educator, co-founder and lead guitarist of the all-female rock band Fanny. Millington is the co-founder and artistic director of the Institute for the Musical Arts in Goshen, Massachusetts.
Celebrating Richard Hugh “Ritchie” Blackmore (born April 14, 1945), an English guitarist and founding member of Deep Purple in 1968.
Celebrating Sabicas (proper name: Agustín Castellón Campos) (March 16, 1912 – April 14, 1990), a flamenco guitarist of Romani origin, born in Pamplona, Spain.
Celebrating Deborah Coleman (October 3, 1956 – April 12, 2018), an American blues musician who won the Orville Gibson Award for “Best Blues Guitarist, Female” in 2001, and nominated for a W.C. Handy Blues Music Award nine times.
Celebrating Alexander “Sandy” Bull (February 25, 1941 – April 11, 2001), an American folk guitarist and player of many stringed instruments. His early work blends non-western instruments within the 1960s folk revival.
Celebrating Stephen James “Steve” Howe (April 8, 1947), an English musician born in Holloway, North London, best known as the guitarist in the rock band Yes. Howe has been a member of other rock bands, as well as having a prolific solo career.
Celebrating Donita Sparks (born April 8, 1963), an American guitarist most notable for being the co-founder of the band L7.
Warren Haynes (April 6, 1960), an American guitarist born in Asheville, North Carolina. Haynes is best known for his work as longtime guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov’t Mule.
Celebrating McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 or 1915 – April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, an American blues musician who is often cited as the “father of modern Chicago blues”.
Celebrating Larry Coryell (born Lorenz Albert Van DeLinder III; April 2, 1943 – February 19, 2017), an American jazz guitarist and one of the first pioneers of the jazz-rock/fusion movement that began in the mid 1960s.