Celebrating Randall William “Randy” Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) an American heavy metal guitarist and devoted student of classical guitar, combining the two in his distinct style with Ozzy Osbourne’s band.
Celebrating Marnie Stern (born March 18, 1976), an American guitarist who has garnered acclaim for her technical skill and tapping style of guitar play, and member of The 8G Band from the show Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Celebrating William Richard “Bill” Frisell (born March 18, 1951), an American guitarist and one of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s. Frisell’s music has emphasized folk, country music, and Americana.
Celebrating Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017), an American guitarist from St. Louis, MO and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
Celebrating Richard Anthony Monsour (May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019), known professionally as Dick Dale, an American rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar. He was a pioneer of surf music, drawing on Middle-Eastern music scales and experimenting with reverberation.
Celebrating Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson (born March 16, 1954), an American guitarist who rose to fame alongside her older sister in the rock band Heart, which she joined in 1974.
Celebrating Sabicas (proper name: Agustín Castellón Campos) (March 16, 1912 – April 14, 1990), a flamenco guitarist of Romani origin, born in Pamplona, Spain.
Celebrating Aaron Thibeaux “T-Bone” Walker (May 28, 1910 – March 16, 1975), an American blues guitarist born in Linden, TX. He was a pioneer and innovator of the jump blues and electric blues sound.
Celebrating Ryland Peter “Ry” Cooder (born March 15, 1947), a multi-instrumentalist best known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music, and his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries.
Celebrating Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza,(stage name Charo)(year of birth in dispute, documents in her birthplace of Murcia, Spain state March 13, 1941), a Spanish American actress and flamenco guitarist. Charo began playing guitar at the age of 9 and trained under the famed Andrés Segovia. In 1966 she married bandleader Xavier Cugat and moved to the United States.