Jimi Hendrix voted greatest ever guitar player

Jimi Hendrix has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time according to Rolling Stone magazine.

The next four places were occupied by British guitar players Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards and Jeff Beck.

The rankings were decided by industry experts including Rolling Stone writers and famous guitar players.

Grammy-winning Tom Morello said: "Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage."

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