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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Name That Tune: 100 Greatest Guitarists

Jimi Hendrix, shown in this undated performance photo, is ranked #1 in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists. (AP)

The guitar is the backbone of rock music. Rolling Stone has put out a special issue devoted to the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

Many of the names are as familiar as Hendrix and Townshend, but there are others you might not know, like Link Wray and Scotty Moore.

Who are your picks, and why? Send them to us ahead of Wednesday’s show. Post a comment here, on Facebook or tweet them to us @hereandnow. We’ll talk with Alan Light, a Rolling Stone contributor who wrote some of the profiles in the special issue.

In the meantime, can you name each of the guitarists in this audio montage? If you get stumped, you can see the answers here.

Wednesday’s show: The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time


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