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Famous Guitarists from Edinburgh

Updated June 8, 2017 1.1k views12 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Edinburgh, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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.

This list is made up of a variety of items, including Tony Blair and KT Tunstall.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Edinburgh?" and "Who are famous Edinburgh guitarists?"
  • Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. He was Leader of the Opposition from 1994 to 1997. As of 2019, Blair is the last British Labour Party leader to have won a general election. From 1983 to 2007, Blair was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield. He was elected Labour Party leader in July 1994, following the sudden death of his predecessor, John Smith. Under Blair's leadership, the party used the phrase "New Labour", to distance it from previous Labour policies and the traditional conception of socialism. Blair declared support for a...  more
    • Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Kate Victoria Tunstall (born 23 June 1975), known professionally as KT Tunstall, is a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician. She broke into the public eye with a 2004 live solo performance of her song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" on Later... with Jools Holland. Born in Edinburgh to a Hong Kong-born exotic dancer, she was adopted by David and Rosemary Tunstall of St Andrews. At the age of four she started playing piano; later she learned to play other musical instruments. She attended the Lawhead Primary and Madras College in St. Andrews, High School of Dundee and Kent School in Kent, Connecticut in the United States. She earned her BA in Drama & Music in 1996 from the Royal Holloway,...  more
    • Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • David William Logan "Davey" Johnstone (born 6 May 1951, Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish rock guitarist and vocalist, best known for his work with Elton John. ...  more
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Edwyn Stephen Collins (born 23 August 1959) is a Scottish musician, producer and record label owner from Edinburgh, Scotland. Collins was the lead singer for the 1980s post-punk band Orange Juice, which he co-founded. Following the group's split in 1985, Collins started a solo career. His 1995 single "A Girl Like You" was a worldwide hit.In February 2005, Collins was hospitalised following two cerebral haemorrhages which resulted in aphasia, and he subsequently underwent a months-long rehabilitation period. Collins resumed his musical career in 2007. A documentary film on his recovery, titled The Possibilities Are Endless, was released in 2014.Collins was the co-founder of the indie record...  more
    • Nationality: Scotland
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom