Bands/Musicians Famous Guitarists from Minnesota

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

List features Bob Dylan, Prince and more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Minnesota?" and "Who are famous Minnesota guitarists?"
Prince is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Minnesota
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Prince Roger Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. A major figure in popular music for over three decades, Prince is renowned as an innovator and is widely-known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence and wide vocal range. Widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound, Prince's music combines rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince developed an interest in music at an early age, writing his first song at age seven. After recording songs with his cousin's band 94 East, 19-year-old Prince recorded several unsuccessful demo tapes before releasing ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Also Ranked

#16 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#21 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#21 on The Best Singers of All Time

#5 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Minnesota
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Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation. Nevertheless, early songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the American civil rights movements. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

Also Ranked

#11 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#84 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#41 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#21 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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Jonathan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Minnesota
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Jonathan Edwards is an American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his 1971 hit single "Sunshine". ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Aitkin County, Aitkin, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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Eddie Cochran is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Minnesota
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Edward Raymond 'Eddie' Cochran was an American musician. Cochran's rockabilly songs, such as "C'mon Everybody", "Somethin' Else", and "Summertime Blues", captured teenage frustration and desire in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He experimented with multitrack recording and overdubbing even on his earliest singles, and was also able to play piano, bass and drums. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States of America

Also Ranked

#81 on Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely

#63 on Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

#49 on Artists Who Have Inspired the Best Covers

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