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Singers you wouldn't have thought
know how to play the guitar

(1)
Don Henley (The Eagles)




Don Henley 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)




Ian Anderson 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




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)




Gary_Brooker 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 guitar banjo.
Example: "Souvenir of London"

 
 
 

(5)
Allan Clarke (The Hollies)




Allan Clarke 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




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




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"

 
 
 

(8)
Madonna




Madonna 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"

 
 
 

(9)
Freddy Mercury (Queen)




Freddy Mercury was the singer of the band Queen.

But he could also strum a guitar.
Example: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"

 
 
 

(10)
Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)




Mick Jagger is the singer of the band The Rolling Stones.

But he is also able to play a guitar.
Example: "Back of My Hand", "She's a Rainbow", "Sad Sad Sad", "Rain Fall Down"

 
 
 

(11)
David Bowie




David Bowie was a famous singer.

But he was also able to play the guitar.
Example: "Starman", "Ziggy Stardust, "Space Odyssey"

 
 
 

(12)
Herbert Grönemeyer




Herbert Grönemeyer is a famous German singer .

But he is also able to play the guitar quite well.
Example: "Ich lieb mich durch", "Der Weg"

 
 
 

(13)
David Lee Roth (Van Halen)




David Lee Roth is a well known singer of the rock band Van Halen.

But he is also able to play the guitar.
Example: "Ice Cream Man"

 
 
 

(14)
Shakira




Shakira is a well known singer.

But she is also able to play the guitar.
Example: "Don't Bother"

 
 
 

(15)
Roger Daltrey (The Who)




Roger Daltrey is a well known singer of the rock band The Who.

But he is also able to play the guitar.
Example: "I Can See for Miles", "Who Are You"

 
 
 

(16)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles)




Paul McCartney (The Beatles) is a well known singer, bass and guitar player of the band The Beatles.

As an old fart he taught himself to play the mandolin.
Example: "Dance Tonight"

 
 
 

(17)
Shania Twain




Shania Twain is a well known singer.

I guess most people did not know that she can play the guitar.
Examples: "Still the one", "No One Needs To Know"

 
 
 

(18)
Rod Stewart




Rod Stewart is a well known singer.

I guess most people did not know that he can play the guitar banjo.
Examples: "Mandolin Wind"

 
 
 

(19)
Bono (U2)




Bono is a well known singer of the band U2.

I guess most people did not know that he can play a little guitar.
Examples: "The Fly"

 
 
 

Table of Contents




  1. Don Henley (The Eagles)
  2. Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
  3. Billy Joel
  4. Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)


  5. Allan Clarke (The Hollies)
  6. Elvis Presley
  7. Marius Müller-Westernhagen
  8. Madonna


  9. Freddy Mercury (Queen)
  10. Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)
  11. David Bowie
  12. Herbert Grönemeyer


  13. David Lee Roth (Van Halen)
  14. Shakira
  15. Roger Daltrey (The Who)
  16. Paul McCartney (The Beatles)


  17. Shania Twain
  18. Rod Stewart
  19. Bono (U2)
 
 
 

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