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Famous Guitarists from Yorkshire

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Yorkshire, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire 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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This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Yorkshire?" and "Who are famous Yorkshire guitarists?"
John McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Yorkshire
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John McLaughlin (born 4 January 1942), also known as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer. His music includes many genres of jazz, combined with elements of rock, Indian classical music, Western classical music, flamenco, and blues. He is one of the pioneering figures in fusion. After contributing to several key British groups of the early 1960s, McLaughlin made Extrapolation, his first album as a bandleader, in 1969. He then moved to the U.S., where he played with Tony Williams's group Lifetime and then with Miles Davis on his electric jazz-fusion albums In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew, Jack Johnson, and On the Corner. His 1970s electric band, the ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United Kingdom

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

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Allan Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Yorkshire
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Allan Holdsworth (6 August 1946 – 15 April 2017) was a British guitarist and composer. He released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles in a career spanning more than four decades, but is best known for his work in jazz fusion. Holdsworth was known for his advanced knowledge of music, through which he incorporated a vast array of complex chord progressions and intricate solos; the latter comprising myriad scale forms often derived from those such as the diminished, augmented, whole tone, chromatic and altered scales, among others, resulting in an unpredictable and "outside" sound. His unique legato soloing technique stemmed from his original desire to ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: England

Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom

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Alex Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Yorkshire
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Alexander David Turner (born 6 January 1986) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is best known as the frontman and principal songwriter of the rock band Arctic Monkeys, with whom he has released six albums. He has also recorded with his side project The Last Shadow Puppets and as a solo artist. Turner was born and raised in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, the only child of two secondary school teachers. When he was 16, he and three friends formed Arctic Monkeys. Their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006), became the fastest-selling debut album in British history and was ranked at No. 30 on Rolling Stone's list of the greatest debut ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: England

Birthplace: England

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Derek Bailey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Yorkshire
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Derek Bailey may refer to: Derek Bailey (guitarist) (1930–2005), English avant-garde guitarist Derek Bailey (tribal chairman) (born 1972), Native American tribal chairman and US Congressional candidate ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Sheffield, England

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