bands/musicians Famous Guitarists from Memphis

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Memphis, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Memphis are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Memphis guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

Examples of items on this list include Shawn Lane and Luther Perkins.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Memphis?" and "Who are famous Memphis guitarists?"

Gary Talley is a celebrated guitarist, singer, songwriter and author. Gary Talley began his career as lead guitarist for the Grammy-nominated group "The Box Tops" who were famous for hits like "The Letter," and "Cry Like a Baby" during the "Blue-eyed Soul" era of the late '60s. ...more

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Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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Frank Stokes was an American blues musician, songster, and blackface minstrel, who is considered by many musicologists to be the father of the Memphis blues guitar style. ...more

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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, Whitehaven, United States of America, United States, + more

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Bill Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Memphis
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William Patton "Bill" Black, Jr. was an American musician and bandleader who is noted as one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Black was the bassist in Elvis Presley's early trio and the leader of Bill Black's Combo. ...more

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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Guitars Played: Fender Precision Bass

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Eric Gales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Memphis
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Eric Gales is an American blues-rock guitarist, originally hailed as a child prodigy. As of 2011 Gales has recorded ten albums on major record labels, and has done session and tribute work. He has also contributed vocals on several records by the Memphis rap groups, Prophet Posse and Three 6 Mafia. ...more

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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Area code 901, Tennessee, Shelby County, United States of America, United States, + more

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