The Best Lead Guitar Players in the 6...

The Best Lead Guitar Players in the 60's and 70's

Created by Richie on Oct 29, 2008

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Michael Schenker (U.F.O.)

Jimi Hendrix (Solo)

Jimmy Page (Led Zepplin)

Eric Clapton (Cream and Solo)

Kerry Livgren (Kansas)

Ronnie Montrose (Solo)

David Gilmore (Pink Floyd

Alex Lifeson (Rush)

Carlos Santana (Solo)

Tom Scholz (Boston)

Gil Scott Heron

Eugene, OR

#42 Jul 3, 2010
Eric Johnson
Johnny and Edger Winter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Chet Atkins

Santa Fe, NM

#43 Sep 6, 2010
DrSnoflake wrote:
He's not on the list, and I don't know why......
Stevie Ray Vaughn
totally agree...why is he not on the list of top 100...I put him in the number 2 slot just under Hendrix

Freetown, IN

#44 Sep 6, 2010
Luke1 wrote:
Eddie Van Halen

Freetown, IN

#45 Sep 6, 2010
stoneyroad1 wrote:
<quoted text>
totally agree...why is he not on the list of top 100...I put him in the number 2 slot just under Hendrix
I agree as well Stevie was awesome.
Thaddeus M Cruise

Houston, TX

#46 Sep 6, 2010
Dazed And Confused - Led Zeppelin - Jimmy Page -
#t=4m56 s

Stranglehold - Ted Nugent -

The Texans

Since: Aug 10

Houston, TX

#47 Sep 6, 2010
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (Long version!)

Somerville, MA

#48 Oct 24, 2010
you guys have no musical taste whatsoever,brains or knowledge. how could you not even mention jerry miller from moby grape ??
the greatests are jerry garcia, jerry miller, eric clapton, keith richards and jimmy page.
Les Paul Delux

Perth, Australia

#49 Jul 16, 2011
My top 10 list in no particular order since I find it impossible to make my mind upwho I love best and I am leaving out the guitarisst from the latter part of the 70's cause I feel they are the next generation with their own story to tell.

I have also added my favourite tracks from each guitarist if yiu would like to check them out.

Jimi Hendrix/Hear My Train A Comin(Rainbow Bridge)

Steve Howe / Soundchaser ( Yes - Relayer )

Jeff Beck / Diamond dust ( Blow By Blow )

Jimmy Page / Achilles Last Stand(Led Zep-Presence)

Rory Gallagher/I Wonder Who(Live 1974 Ireland)

Ritchie Blackmore/Highway Star(Purple-Machine Head)

Johnny Winter /Rock Me Baby( Still Alive And Well )

Carlos Santana / Toussaint 'Loverture ( Santana 3

Albert King/Answer To The Laundromat Blues( I'll Play The Blues For You )

Eric Clapton / Why Doe Love Got To Be So Sad ( Derek And The Dominos Live In Concert )

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#50 Jul 16, 2011
Alvin Lee, 10 Years After, very underrated guitarist.

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#51 Jul 16, 2011
Here's one that pre-dates your list by a few years but deserves mention. "Big Luke" Sykes. Born 1937, died this year. One of his more popular pieces was Rock and Roll at the Sugar Bowl.
Les Paul Delux

Perth, Australia

#52 Jul 17, 2011
Besides Alvin Lee (The Brilliant Ten Years After Recorded Live Remaster -1973 )

I also forgot Roy Buchanan...Check out his second album with some incredible tone and less singing.

And then there's Ry Cooder,Albert lee,Paul Kossoff,Johnny Winter,Brian May and Toni Iommi

Heck they're all great 60's and early seventies guitar players and it is a dam humongous shame that so many of them have died.

Just imagine the concert they would have if they all played together.

Ponte Vedra, FL

#53 Oct 13, 2011
david gilmore
rick nielson
steve howe
ted nugent
joe perry
eric clapton
billy gibbons
tony iommi
jeff beck

this is who i dropped the needle on back when you had to work really hard to get your songs by ear
Little fish

Lemont, IL

#54 Nov 22, 2011
Ted nugent
Van halen
Brian may
Little fish

Lemont, IL

#55 Nov 22, 2011
Ted nugent
I luv JH

Flushing, NY

#56 Feb 5, 2012
No one can play nor come close to Jimi Hendrix:) He was a gifted player...... now thats talent, skill,and passion
listen to purple haze

Flushing, NY

#57 Feb 5, 2012
One of the best songs......

Rochester, NY

#58 Feb 17, 2012
Saw Jeff Beck last year, off the hook.

Cincinnati, OH

#60 Nov 27, 2012
I would like to add Alvin Lee to this list too.
Check out from 1967 - 1974 AWESOME blues.

Cincinnati, OH

#61 Nov 27, 2012
Sorry, I forgot to mention in case your unaware of him.

Alvin Lee - Lead guitarist of Ten Years After

Since: Jan 13

Brooklyn, NY

#62 Jan 27, 2013
Steve vie , alvan lee of ten years after , robin trower, Allan holdsworth of soft machine

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