America is a folk-rock band formed in London 1970, by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek. In 1972 they won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
How did famous guitar players get their start? Some started late in life and others are self taught. We've profiled the best guitar players in the world.
Doc Watson recorded sixty albums, received seven Grammy Awards, and was awarded the National Medal of the Arts from President Bill Clinton in 1997.
Donald “Duck” Dunn was the bass guitarist with Booker T & the MGs, the band at the heart of the Stax soul sound. He died at age 70 while on tour in Japan.
He may be known forever as “the Father of Loud,” but James Charles Marshall, creator of the Marshall Amp, had the true gift of a musician – he listened.
A composer, bandleader, and singer – Frank Zappa is probably the most recognized avant-garde guitarist of all time. His hybrid style defies all convention.
Van Morrison has released over thirty albums, with songs ranging from meditative instrumentals to traditional Irish tunes to country-influenced ballads.
The Kinks are one of England’s preeminent rock bands of the 1960s. They released their first album in 1964, which featured the immortal “You Really Got Me.”
In 1978 Van Halen’s “Eruption” rewrote the book on what an electric guitar could do, making Eddie Van Halen one of rock guitar’s most important masters.