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Dec 18
1914

Connie Curtis Crayton is born in Rockdale, Texas, USA. He will find fame as blues guitarist Pee Wee Crayton. (1914)

Dec 18
1933

Lonnie Brooks is born in Dubuisson, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as a super-fast blues guitarist, sometimes nicknamed Louisiana Lightnin'. (1933)

Dec 18
1937

Blues singer and guitarist Floyd Council records The Devil's Daddy In Law in New York City, USA. (1937)


Dec 18
1941

Sam Andrews, guitarist for Big Brother and the Holding Company, is born in Taft, California, USA. (1941)

Dec 18
1943

Keith Richards, guitarist of the Rolling Stones, is born in Dartford, Kent, UK. (1943)

Dec 18
1948

William Nelson is born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK. He will find success as Bill Nelson, founder and guitarist of 70s prog-rock band Be Bop Deluxe, and will go on to enjoy an acclaimed career as a solo artist. (1948)

Dec 18
1960

Virtuoso jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery plays at The Jazz Gallery, New York City, USA. (1960)

Dec 18
1964

The Squires, with Neil Young on lead guitar, play the fourth of six nights at the Twilight Zone, Winnipeg, Canada. (1964)

Dec 18
1984

Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Robert Cray wins four Handy Awards, among them song and single of the year for I'm In A Phone Booth, Baby. (1984)

Dec 18
2010

Paramore announce, via a statement posted on their official website that guitarist Josh Farro and drummer Zac Farro, have quit the band. (2010)

Dec 18
2010

Bob Demmon, rhythm guitarist in Colorado-based 60s surf band The Astronauts, dies aged 71 in Coronado, California, USA. (2010)