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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 is a songwriter. ...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 is an English guitarist and composer. He has released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles spanning a period of more than four decades, but is best known for his work in jazz fusion. Holdsworth is noted for his advanced knowledge of music, through which he incorporates 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 "off" sound. His unique legato soloing technique stems from his desire to originally play the saxophone, but having ...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 is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys. Turner has also recorded with a side-project named The Last Shadow Puppets and as a solo artist. He also wrote and performed songs for the soundtrack of the 2010 comedy-drama film Submarine. Turner has a baritone vocal range. ...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 was an English avant-garde guitarist and leading figure in the free improvisation movement. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

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