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What’s some of your favorite guitar solos when you start moving your head up and down pretending your doing the lick. I’ll start with Stairway to Heaven.

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"Scratchy" * Travis Wammack

He had a hit with this at age 17, Jan. 1964, He was one of  the first guitarist to use fuzztone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEo50qRV24g&ab_channel=TravisWammack-Topic

 

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While my guitar gently weeps. Cover done

by Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood,

Prince and Dhani Harrison. Tribute to

George from 2004. The guitar solo by

Prince is amazing 🎼💜

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Eric Stewart of 10cc, solo on "Blackmail" from the "Original Soundtrack" Lp 75'. Stewart had been with Wayne Fontana & Mindbenders, Mindbenders, Hotlegs...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vglgVbtj608&ab_channel=10ccFanClub

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...Not exactly a single guitar solo, but ran across this video while listenening to a song from one of @MaVolta 's contributions.  Starting a whole new topic just to post a link seemed extreme so here's the link for Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session from 1983:

 

In Session https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqekVZH3B_Q 

 

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@EricC28201 - I didn’t listen to the full hour session, but Born Under A Bad Sign is great! Thanks for the link. 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Glen Campbell's gentle on my mind and Jerry reed's guitar man,Elvis' cover. and about anything Tommy Emmanuel does. 

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A Light In The Black - Rainbow /  Blackmore

 

Can’t believe I forgot this one! One of his best solos.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Fifty Fifty-Zappa 

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From Over - Nite Sensation which also had Jean Luc Ponty on Violins and Tina Turner and The Ikettes (uncredited) on Back-Up Vocals...awesome album.

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Solo by Jesse Ed Davis on Jackson Browne's Doctor My Eyes.

 

Rumor has it that he was listening to the track while tuning his guitar and was winging it when he played the riff.

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I'm surprised it hasn't been said yet, but Stairway To Heaven by ... well you know who. I would also add Little Wing by Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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Crazy Train - Ozzy, Randy Rhoads on guitar 

 

There may be even better examples by RR, but I heard this one playing yesterday, so here it is.

 

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What I like about you     Romantics

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Kashmir, Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page)

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Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann’s Earth Band / Dave Flett

 

 

 

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Classical Gas - Mason Williams

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An outstanding guitarist, Chet Atkins, played as if there were two or three guitars playing at the same time. His version of Stars and Stripes Forever is a classic. You can see and hear him play that song on a You Tube video which captured him live in 1982.

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You wreck me     Tom Petty

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Big love, Lindsey Buckingham

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Always With Me Always With You - Joe Satriani

 

3:20 In a Sailplane soaring above your favorite scenery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsJisD7n8_Q

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Oye como va   Carlos Santana

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Free Bird -Lynyrd Skynyrd 

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Catch The Rainbow  -  Rainbow / Ritchie Blackmore 

 

Nothing flashy, just a beautiful, melodic guitar solo for a great ballad. He didn’t write a lot of ballads back then, with Rainbow or Purple, but when he did, they were awesome. Just never understood why he didn’t like some of them.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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I've just been looking through this list as far back as a month or so ago and not even once has anyone mentioned INNA GADA DAVIDA. YEAH!!! THERE IS SOME GOOD TASTE STILL LEFT IN THIS WORLD!!! Thankyou everyone for overlooking this horrible attempt at a drum solo.(had to put it here cos' there's no category for drum solos!!!)

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Gimme shelter, Stones (Keith Richards)

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I’m Just A Singer In A Rock And Roll Band - Justin Hayward / The Moody Blues  💛

 

He is an excellent lead guitarist as well as lead singer and composer. I think that is often overlooked. 🎸 🎶 

 

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I Put A Spell On You  -  John Fogerty (with or without CCR)

 

The original is excellent, but his live versions are extraordinary. 

 

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La Grange, ZZ Top (Billy Gibbons)

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