3. Ritchie Blackmore
Richard Hugh Blackmore is a British guitarist and known for his roles in various rock bands, like the Rainbow and Deep Purple. Ritchie Blackmore is an outstanding rhythmician and soloist, known for his unique improvisations. Along with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton, he is known today as one of the greatest guitar heroes from UK. He played exclusively using a Fender Stratocaster and his styles brought elegance and speed-playing to rock industry. Blackmore combines elements of European classical music, diatonic scales and blues scales in his soloing.