Top 10 Lead Guitarists of the '60s

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Guitarists who became famous during, and not before, the '60s

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1Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

His music is extraordinary his talent beyond comparison his music makes me feel better than anyone elses

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2Eric Clapton (Cream)

Ok. No comparison. Most people forget he was easily the greatest guitarist after the very flawed Jimi Hendrix. Actually think mr Clapton would outplay him, though mr h was just a genius looking to play. Sure would like to see that show.

3Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds)Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds.V1 Comment
4Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.

Keith Richards has never been the lead guitarist. He's always been rhythm.

5Frank Zappa (The Mothers of Invention)
6Pete Townshend (The Who)Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who.
7George Harrison (The Beatles)George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
8Steve Crooper (Booker T and the MGs)
9Dave Davies (The Kinks)
10Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.
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3. Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds)
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