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 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. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Abbott, Texas, United States of America
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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. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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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
Birthplace: Cordell, Kentucky, United States of America
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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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