List of famous guitarists born who were born in West Midlands, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from West Midlands 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 West Midlands 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.
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Andy Cox is a British guitarist, who along with Dave Wakeling, founded The Beat in 1978. He was born in Birmingham. The Beat achieved eight Top 40 singles and three hit albums in the UK before announcing their break up in 1983. Some of their notable hits included "Mirror in the Bathroom", "Hands Off She's Mine" and "Can't Get Used to Losing You". In 1985 he joined fellow Beat member David Steele and singer Roland Gift, to form Fine Young Cannibals. In 1988, while Fine Young Cannibals were on hiatus, Cox and Steele released the instrumental house music single, "Tired of Getting Pushed Around", under the name of Two Men, A Drum Machine and A Trumpet. It reached #18 in the UK Singles Chart. In ...more
Nationality: United Kingdom
Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdomsee more on Andy Cox
Robert 'Bob' Jackson is an English keyboardist/guitarist whose career has been interwoven with various rock and pop bands since the early 1970s. ...more
Birthplace: Coventry, Eurasia, United Kingdom, West Midlands, England, + moresee more on Bob Jackson
David "Clem" Clempson is an English rock guitarist who has played as a member in a number of bands including Colosseum and Humble Pie. ...more
Nationality: United Kingdom
Birthplace: Tamworth, Staffordshire, Englandsee more on Clem Clempson
David Thomas "Dave" Mason is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Worcester, who first found fame with the rock band Traffic. In his long career, Mason has played and recorded with many of the era's most notable pop and rock musicians, including: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Steve Winwood, Fleetwood Mac, Delaney Bramlett, and Cass Elliot. One of Mason's best known songs is "Feelin' Alright", recorded by Traffic in 1968 and later by many other performers, including Joe Cocker, who had a major hit with the song in 1969. For Traffic, he also wrote "Hole in My Shoe", a psychedelic pop song ...more
Birthplace: Worcester, United Kingdom
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