Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time Bands/Musicians
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Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Rock music, Folk music, Electric folk

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

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

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

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

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

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    Freddy King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Noise rock, No wave, Experimental rock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Rock music, Country rock, Bluegrass

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

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    Psychedelic soul, Soul music, Psychedelic rock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Pete Townsend

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