1979 – Born on June 5th in Wilmette, Illinois. American bassist and primary lyricist for the Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy. – Owns his own record label, Decaydance Records. 2001 – Became Fall Out Boy’s bassist, vocals, and lyricist. 2004 – Wentz has written a book entitled "The Boy With the Thorn In ..
1945 – born March 9, in Catford, South East London, England) a preeminent English rock guitarist who achieved success with Procol Harum during the 1960s, and then again as the leader of his own Hendrixesque power trio. 1967 – Trower joined band Procol Harum, with whom he remained until 1972. 1973 – ..
He is a legendary American guitarist and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is best known for his backing of Elvis Presley in the first part of his career, between 1954 and the beginning of Elvis’ Hollywood years. 1931 – Born December 27th, Gadsden, Tennessee 1940 – He learns guitar from ..
British guitarist best known as the lead guitarist and backing, sometimes lead vocalist for the English rock band Queen. As a guitarist, he is known for his memorable riffs and solos, distinctive tone, as well as for the fact that he built (with his father) his own guitar, called the "Red Special". He wrote ..
Randy Bachman is a Canadian, was lead guitarist and songwriter of the 1970s rock bands, The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. He became a legendary figure in the rock and roll world through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, and performer. Bachman also formed the band Brave Belt with Chad Allan and has recorded numerous solo ..
1946 – Born on December 22, in Rockford, IL, Nielsen became hooked on rock & roll via the British Invasion (Beatles, Stones, Who, Kinks), taking up the guitar shortly thereafter. 1969-1971 – One of his early bands, Fuse, secured a record deal, issuing a single album for Epic, before splitting up. But Nielsen wasn’t ..
1944 – born June 24, in Wallington, Greater London, England. An English guitarist and songwriter. Though he played in several influential bands in the 1960s and 1970s (notably in The Yardbirds-1965-1967) Beck has maintained a sporadic solo career over the last 25 years. Despite never attaining the commercial viability of his contemporaries, Beck has ..
1949 – born Wallace Carter Bryson on July 18- in Gastonia, NC, the guitarist with the power-pop/rock group The Raspberries. 1952-53 – At age 4, Bryson’s family moved to Cleveland, OH. 1964 – at age 15, he formed the group The Mods which included future Raspberries members Jim Bonfanti & Dave Smalley. With the addition ..
US guitarist – As the frontman of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn and his trademark 12-string Rickenbacker guitar pioneered folk-rock and, by extension, country-rock, influencing everyone from contemporaries like the Beatles to acolytes like Tom Petty and R.E.M. in the process. 1942 – born on July 13 – Chicago, IL 1958-59 – By his teenage ..
1937 – born May 4th- in Boston, MA. -His father was Lebanese, his mother Polish. As a child, he was exposed to folk music from both cultures, which had an impact on his sense of melody and the ways string instruments could be picked. He also heard lots of big band swing, and found his ..