Top 10 Lead Guitarists of the '60s

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

The Top Ten

1 Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) Jimi 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.

Wild and crazy guy.

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

2 Eric 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.

3 Pete Townshend (The Who) Pete 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 .
4 Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds) Jeff 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. V 1 Comment
5 Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) Keith 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.

6 Frank Zappa (The Mothers of Invention)
7 George Harrison (The Beatles) George 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.
8 Steve Crooper (Booker T and the MGs)
9 Dave Davies (The Kinks) Dave Davies (The Kinks)
10 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) Jerry 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.

The Contenders

11 John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Never mentioned in all time great guitarists lists, the Man was a Badass with an ax.

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