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1. This guitarist, originally named "Johnny," was born in 1942 in Seattle, Washington. He would go on to be arguably the greatest guitarist of all time, though he only lived to be twenty-seven. If I told you what band he was in, it would be way too obvious.
2. This drummer died young, at age 32 in 1978. He was known for his intense style of playing and destructive behavior. On the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", he overloaded his drums with explosives. They went off at the end of the performance, leaving Pete Townshend with permanent hearing damage.
3. This singer, originally named Stephen Tallarico, was part of the band who made hits such as "Dream On" and "Sweet Emotion."
4. This frontman was knighted in 2003 for "services to popular music." His bandmate Keith Richards criticized the honor, though this singer suspected that Richards was actually a bit jealous.
5. This guitarist started with The Yardbirds, then moved on to become the lead guitarist of arguably the greatest rock band of all-time. Every rock fan should know this man, who played with Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham.
6. This Beatle was born in 1942, had a successful career after the band broke up, and played bass.
7. This singer began as a member of Black Sabbath, and also had a great solo career. He is one of the most famous men in rock and roll.
8. This lead singer led the singing of Lynyrd Skynyrd from its beginnings in 1964 to 1977, when a plane crash killed three of the band members. His brother Johnny took over in 1987 when the band reunited.
9. This punk rocker was the guitarist for The Ramones throughout their twenty-two years. He died in 2004.
10. This guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen was ranked at seventh on Rolling Stone's best guitar solos list for "Eruption."
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