Some great answers. I remember Tommy's old gig column in Guitar Player magazine. I was always impressed that not only was he making money but he was hangin with alot of famous people back in the day.
I would add Andres Segovia. I think he was immensely important in making the guitar a popular soloist instrument. I'm also partial to Chet Atkins and Les Paul.
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