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Hendrix Named Greatest Guitarist

Thursday, November 24th 2011 11:15

A new Rolling Stone poll picks the 100 greatest guitarists of all time

Hendrix topped the magazine's latest poll to find the greatest guitarists of all time.

To put the list together the magazine asked a range of guitarists and journalists to name their favourites. Amongst the people asked to give their opinion were Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Eddie Van Halen, Ritchie Blackmore, Don Felder (The Eagles), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Nils Lofgren (The E Street Band), Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), Brian May, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and Joe Perry.

Here's the top ten:

01. Jimi Hendrix
02. Eric Clapton
03. Jimmy Page
04. Keith Richards
05. Jeff Beck
06. B.B. King
07. Chuck Berry
08. Eddie Van Halen
09. Duane Allman
10. Pete Townshend

You can see the full top 100 HERE and as you scroll through you'll notice some very odd omissions and misplacements.

Amongst the oddities are, no places in the list at all for Joe Satriani, Jeff Healey, Gary Moore, Michael Schenker or Robin Trower, while Rory Gallagher is down at 57 and people like John Lennon, Joni Mitchell and Willie Nelson make the cut.

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