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List of famous male session musicians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male session musicians list contains the most prominent and top males known for being session musicians. There are thousand of males working as session musicians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic session musicians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a session musician then the people below should give you inspiration.

Bobby Graham and Gackt are included in this list.

While this isn't a list of all male session musicians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male session musicians?" and "Who are the best male session musicians?"
Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Session Musicians
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Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust, made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana. Born during the Great Depression, and raised by his ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 84

Birthplace: Abbott, Texas, United States of America

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#2 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#41 on These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

#92 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

#39 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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Phil Spector is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Session Musicians
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Phillip Harvey Spector is an American record producer, songwriter, and the originator of the Wall of Sound production method. At the height of his career, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s girl-group sound, and produced more than twenty-five Top 40 hits from 1960 to 1965, writing or co-writing many of them for artists such as the Ronettes and the Crystals. Following collaborations with John Lennon, George Harrison, Leonard Cohen, Dion DiMucci, and the Ramones in the 1970s, Spector remained largely inactive. In the 2000s, he became infamous as the subject of two trials for murder and a second-degree conviction. Spector is often called the first auteur among musical artists for acting not ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 78

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Ricky Skaggs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Session Musicians
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Ricky Lee Skaggs is an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandocaster and banjo. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Cordell, Kentucky, United States of America

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#47 on The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

#25 on The Best Banjo Players in the World

#5 on The Greatest Mandolinists of All Time

#5 on The Best Mandolinists in the World

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Nicky Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Session Musicians
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Nicholas Christian "Nicky" Hopkins was an English pianist and organist. Hopkins recorded and performed on many notable British and American pop and rock music releases from the 1960s through the 1990s including many Rolling Stones songs. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 50 (1944-1994)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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#81 on The Greatest Organists in Rock and Jazz History

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