The new issue of Rolling Stone just arrived touting the 100 Greatest guitarists of all time. Can we just do away with this topic? The order doesn’t matter. We know Hendrix, Page, Clapton and Van Halen are always going to be listed in the top 10. Most of the guitarists will be from the 60s and 70s. Maybe they’ll be a nod to some current musicians like Jack White (#76), Tom Morello (#40) or Johnny Greenwood from Radiohead (#48).
The one disappointing thing about this list is that they practically ignored the female guitarist. Two out of the 100 are recognized, Joni Mitchell (#75) and Bonnie Raitt (#89). How empowering.
I came up with five female guitarists off the top of my head that could have/should have made the list. Click on their photo to hear them wail.