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5 Guitarist Biopics That We Want to See Made

04/11/2017 at 9:49 | Posted by jwilliams
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20:  Guitars hang in a shop on Denmark Street on April 20, 2011 in London, England. Denmark Street, in the Soho area of central London, traces its musical connections back to the 1890s and is famous for its connection to contemporary British music after recording studios started setting up there in the 1960s. Many world-renowned recording artists, including: Jimi Hendrix, The Sex Pistols and Elton John have played and recorded in the street. The Rolling Stones recorded their first album in 1964 at the street's Regent Sounds Studio's.  Known as London's 'Tin Pan Alley' Denmark Street is regarded as one of, if not the, best music streets in Europe and contains numerous specialist music shops, with many boasting of a long and prestigious musical history.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Throughout American music history, we have experienced some legendary guitarists. Many of which, have a plethora of stories that would make for an interesting movie. Here are 5 guitarist that we think deserve to have their own movie.


1. Carlos Santana

His mixture of soulful Latin and African rhythms made for a groundbreaking sound to be played on the airwaves. Before he formed his band, Santana was a dishwasher in San Francisco. After not feeling fulfilled as an artist, he decided to pursue his music full-time. Most of the reason why he became famous was due to a series of rather lucky events. Santana received stage time after Paul Butterfield was too intoxicate to perform. His career slowly took off after that and, well, the rest is history.


2. Les Paul

The man behind the legendary guitar had an interesting star to his career. Being a guitarist himself, he played on a series of radio station throughout the 1930s and 50s. After a series of poor experiences with guitars, he began experimenting with different types of the musical instrument. He eventually came up with the originally Les Paul musicians all love today. For someone so prominent in the sound of music, he certainly deserves his own movie.


3. B.B. King

Known for being a major influence musicians we all know and love today, B.B. King first purchased a guitar at the age of 12 for just $15. Originally performing in churches, he lived on a cotton plantation and used to work as a tractor driver. He appeared on many radio shows and they became so popular, King received a disc jockey job. Throughout a long career, he continued to perform his entire life.


4. Angus Young

He shook you all night long in a schoolboy-uniform costume, Young is best known for fronting AC/DC. Dropping out of school at the age of 15, he started playing the banjo. He formed his first  band when he was 18 and continued to play ever since. With a long and fruitful career, we are sure Young and his other band members have some iconic stories to tell.


5. Keith Richards

Richards befriended Mick Jagger in Primary School when he noticed a series of Chuck Berry albums under his arm. From living in a studio apartment with two other people in New York City to becoming a pirate – there is nothing Keith has not done. In Rolling Stone’s documentary, it is evident that they worked hard for their fame.


Sarah Harley is a Hufflepuff living in the NYC area. When she is not talking to random animals or collecting stickers, she is a comedy writer working in television production. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp

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