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Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

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The Top 100 Guitarists of All Time, as picked by Rolling Stone magazine a few years back. Any 100 Best Guitar Players list is going to cause controversy and this is no exception. Hard rock fans in particular are sure to complain about the rankings on this list, but RS certainly put some thought into their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of Alltime. To see Rolling Stone's full commentary and a mess of user comments go here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time-19691231

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  1. 1

    #1 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  2. 2

    #14 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion

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  3. 3

    #8 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

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  4. 4

    #3 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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  5. 5

    #30 on the original list
    Rock music, Blues, Country blues

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  6. 6

    #21 on the original list
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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  7. 7

    #4 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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  8. 8

    #67 on the original list
    Americana, Rock music, Latin American music

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  9. 9

    #2 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

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  10. 10

    #25 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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  11. 11

    #43 on the original list
    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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  12. 12

    #115 on the original list
    Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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  13. 13

    #47 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  14. 14

    #9 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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  15. 15

    #7 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

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  17. 17

    #71 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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  18. 18

    #63 on the original list
    Rock music, Electronic dance music, Protopunk

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  19. 19

    #83 on the original list
    Rock music, Folk music, Electric folk

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  20. 20

    #184 on the original list
    Rock music, Rockabilly, Country rock

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  21. 21

    #22 on the original list
    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  22. 22

    #129 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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  23. 23

    #62 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  24. 24

    #91 on the original list
    Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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  25. 25
    Freddy King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
  26. 26

    #57 on the original list
    Rock music, Acoustic music, Heavy metal

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  27. 27

    #11 on the original list
    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  28. 28

    #99 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  29. 29

    #389 on the original list
    Garage rock, Protopunk, Heavy metal

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  30. 30

    #27 on the original list
    Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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  31. 31

    #85 on the original list
    Instrumental rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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  32. 32

    #393 on the original list
    Rock music, Acid rock, Jazz

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  33. 33

    #543 on the original list
    Noise rock, No wave, Experimental rock

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  34. 34

    Noise rock, No wave, Experimental rock

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  35. 35

    #242 on the original list
    American Primitivism, Folk music, Avant-garde music

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  36. 36

    #107 on the original list
    Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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  37. 37

    #69 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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  38. 38

    #65 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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  39. 39

    #10 on the original list
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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    #66 on the original list
    Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

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  41. 41

    #333 on the original list
    Rock music, Country rock, Bluegrass

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  42. 42

    #58 on the original list
    New Wave, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock

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  43. 43

    #222 on the original list
    Psychedelic soul, Soul music, Psychedelic rock

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  44. 44

    #174 on the original list
    Rock music, Rock and roll

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  45. 45

    #26 on the original list
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

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  46. 46

    #15 on the original list
    Pop music, Rock music, Rock and roll

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  47. 47

    #104 on the original list
    Jump blues, Chicago blues, Texas blues

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  48. 48

    #50 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  49. 49

    #61 on the original list
    Kozmigroov, Rock music, World music

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  50. 50
    Pete Townsend is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    Pete Townsend

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