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The Greatest Rock Guitarists of the 1970s

List Criteria: Please rank these guitar players based on their performance in the 1970s only

List of 70s guitarists--the greatest rock guitar players of the 1970s--voted on by rock music lovers everywhere. All of the great guitarists of the 70s are listed here and ranked based on their performance during that decade only. Consider what each of these guitarists brought to the bands that they performed with. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour: all famous guitarists of the 70s that heightened the sound and reputation of every band they played with.

Now rank these famous rock guitarists and vote for your favorites!

The Greatest Rock Guitarists of the 1970s Bands/Musicians
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    Deep Purple, Rainbow
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    • Albums: Take It!, Rock Profile, Volume One, Ritchie Blackmore/Blackmore's Night - Golden Collection 2000, Rock Profile + 1 more
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Honeydrippers, The Firm, Coverdale/Page, Page & Plant, solo
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    • Albums: Coverdale/Page, Come With Me, Live at the Greek, Don’t Send Me No Flowers, Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks + 26 more
    • Nationality: England
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    Pink Floyd, solo
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    • Albums: On an Island, David Gilmour, Remember That Night, About Face, Live in Gdańsk + 8 more
    • Nationality: England
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    Black Sabbath
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    • Albums: Fused, The 1996 DEP Sessions, Iommi, Eighth star
    • Nationality: England
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    • Nationality: United States of America
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    • Albums: Still Got the Blues, Run for Cover, And Then the Man Said to His Guitar..., After the War, Back to the Blues + 72 more
    • Nationality: Northern Ireland
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    The Yardbirds, The Honeydrippers, solo
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    • Albums: Truth, Blow by Blow, Wired, You Had It Coming, Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop + 35 more
    • Nationality: England
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    Queen, solo
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    • Albums: Red Special, The Adventures of Pinocchio: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Live at the Brixton Academy, Star Fleet Project, Furia + 16 more
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    • Albums: First Rays of the New Rising Sun, Band of Gypsys, Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection, Live at the Fillmore East, Live at Woodstock + 324 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    The Yardbirds, Cream, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominoes, solo
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    • Albums: 461 Ocean Boulevard, Crossroads, Pilgrim, Journeyman, Tears in Heaven + 319 more
    • Nationality: England
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    Taste, solo
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    • Albums: Deuce, Jinx, Tattoo, Rory Gallagher, Top Priority + 43 more
    • Nationality: Ireland
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    • Albums: Couldn't Stand the Weather, In Step, Texas Flood, The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Sky Is Crying + 51 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Alice Cooper
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    Scorpions, UFO, The Michael Schenker Group
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    • Albums: The Odd Trio, Thank You 4...., Dreams and Expressions, Thank You, Guitar Master: The Kulick Sessions + 8 more
    • Nationality: Germany
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    Santana, solo
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    • Albums: Legacy Edition, Eat at Whitey's, The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, Legendary Latin Rock Tracks, Bring 'Em In + 66 more
    • Nationality: United States of America, Mexico
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    Rush
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    • Albums: Victor
    • Nationality: Canada
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    • Nationality: Netherlands, Indonesia, United States of America
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    AC/DC
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    • Nationality: Scotland, Australia
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    • Albums: Private Investigations: The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler, Shangri-La, Sailing to Philadelphia, Golden Heart, The Ragpicker's Dream + 36 more
    • Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom, England
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    Yes, Asia, solo
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    • Albums: Fragile, Close to the Edge, Relayer, Going for the One, Homebrew 2 + 28 more
    • Nationality: England
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