14 Legends Of British Rock

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4. Jimmy Page

Page is one of the rare guitarists who can be compared to Clapton, taking into consideration their influence, talent and style.

The founder of Led Zeppelin was described as “the pontiff of power riffing” by Rolling Stone magazine, and was third ranked on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists.

5. Eric Clapton

Gibson’s fourth greatest guitarist of all time and second Rolling Stones’ greatest, Clapton is simply the best that British rock can offer. Guitarists influenced by Clapton include Mark Knopfler, Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many others. In 2006, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

6. Paul McCartney

McCartney was described as the “most successful composer and recording artist of all time” by the Guinness World Records with over 100 million albums sold. He founded the Beatles with John Lennon and just to illustrate their success, their song “Yesterday” was covered by more than 2,200 artists.

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