Paco de Lucía, born Francisco Sánchez Gómez (1947), is a Spanish composer and guitarist. Recognized as a virtuoso flamenco guitarist he is one of the very few flamenco guitarists who has successfully crossed over into other genres of music.
Steven Frederic Seagal (1952) is an American action film actor, producer, writer, martial artist, guitarist and a reserve deputy sheriff. A 7th-dan black belt in aikido, Seagal began his adult life as an aikido instructor in Japan.
Michael Alden Hedges (1953–1997) was an American composer and acoustic guitarist born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma. He covered a wide range of musical styles and was considered an extremely dynamic performer in concert.