Jimi Hendrix voted greatest guitar player of all time

He topped a poll for Rolling Stone magazine which said he had exploded our idea of what rock music could be, reported Rolling Stone magazine.

'Slowhand' Eric Clapton was named the runner-up."Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage," said Grammy winner Tom Morello, one of the panel members.

The panel of experts recruited to vote for their favourite guitar players also included musicians such as Lenny Kravitz, Eddie Van Halen (who himself appears in the chart at No 8), Brian May and Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys.

A selection of Rolling Stone's senior writers and editors also contributed.

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