Singers you wouldn't have thought know how to play the guitar
(1) Don Henley (The Eagles)
has become famous as the singer and drummer of "The Eagles". He is also known as the singer of his own songs.
Hardly anybody can imagine that he also knows how to strum a guitar.
Example: "Take a Picture of This", "Dirty Laundry", "The Boys of Summer", "Democracy", "Lilah"
(2) Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
has become famous as the singer and flutist of the band "Jethro Tull".
Hardly anyone knows that he is also an excellent guitar player.
Examples: "Life is a long song", "Wondering Aloud", "My God", "Too Old to Rock and Roll", "Skating Away"
(3) Billy Joel
has become famous as a singer and piano player.
Who would have dreamt that he also knows how to use a guitar.
Examples: "A Matter of Trust", "We Didn't Start the Fire"
(4) Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)
has become famous as the singer and piano player of the band Procol Harum.
Who would have dreamt that he also knows how to use a guitarbanjo.
Example: "Souvenir of London"
(5) Allan Clarke (The Hollies)
has become famous as the singer of the band The Hollies.
Who would have believed that he also knows how to play a decent guitar.
Examples: "Slipstream", "Long Cool Woman"
(6) Elvis Presley
has become famous as a singer and, well, actor.
There's a number of photos showing Elvis wearing a guitar. But was the guitar more than a fashionable accessory?
Did the “King of Rock ’n’ roll” have the ability to handle rock’s most fundamental tool?
Could Elvis Presley really play the guitar, or was it just a prop in his rock ’n’ roll act?
This question is discussed here.
How can you find out, if he really plays or only fakes?
Is his guitar plugged in?
Does he play one chord in advance in order to find the right key for his singing?
Look at the fingers of his left hand! Are his fingers positioned correctly? Does he switch the chords at the right moments?
I am sure, he does.
Examples: Don't be Cruel, Blue Suede Shoes, Heartbreak Hotel, Baby, What You Want Me to Do, One Night with You, Lawdy Miss Clawdy
(7) Marius Müller-Westernhagen
has become famous as a singer, especially in Germany.
He can also strum a guitar.
Examples: "Lass uns leben", "Geiler is schon", "Wieder hier", "Weil ich dich liebe", "Pfefferminz"
is a famous singer.
Believe it or not, she can also strum a guitar.
Examples: "Don't Tell Me", "Mother & Father", "Nothing Fails", "Miles Away"