The Hunt for Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 100 Guitarists

Rolling Stone Magazine in 2003 created a list of the Top 100 Guitarists.

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I have seen 33 of those guitarists perform live. The number of times I have seen some of them play is included in parentheses. The hunt continues…;)

3) B.B. King (9)
4) Eric Clapton (3)
9) Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
10) Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
11) Kirk Hammett of Metallica
13) Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead (2)
14) Jeff Beck (2)
15) Carlos Santana (13)
23) Warren Haynes (7)

24) The Edge of U2 (3)

28) Stephen Stills
30) Buddy Guy (4)
31) Dick Dale (3)
40) John Fogerty
41) Clarence White of the Byrds
42) Robert Fripp of King Crimson
48) Joe Perry of Aerosmith (2)
49) John McLaughlin
50) Pete Townshend
52) Lou Reed
54) Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane (4)

58) Dickey Betts
61) Ike Turner
65) Hubert Sumlin

66) Vernon Reid, Living Colour
69) Steve Howe of Yes (3)
70) Eddie Van Halen
74) Johnny Winter
81) Derek Trucks (3)
82) David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
83) Neil Young (2)
91) Robby Krieger of the Doors (2)

97) Robert Randolph (2)

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3 Replies to “The Hunt for Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 100 Guitarists”

  1. As long as we’re going to enter into the nebulae of assigning ordinal value to a guitarist’s ability to play, I’m going to say my piece. I don’t need to keep a single one of those dudes to make my top ten list;

    10. Dave Davies, 9. Ronnie Wood, 8. Pete Townshend, 7. Barry Bailey, 6. David Gilmour, 5. Steve Howe, 4. Brian May, 3. Ritchie Blackmore, 2. Larry Carlton, 1. Jeff Beck

    P.S.
    http://eightrackmind.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/the-people-v-rolling-stone-magazine/

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