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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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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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@EricC227821 - I didn’t listen to the full hour session, but Born Under A Bad Sign is great! Thanks for the link. 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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From Paul McCartney's Band, Guitar Soloists:

 

Rusty Anderson for Let It Be, I Saw Her Standing There, Maybe I'm Amazed

Brian Ray for Get Back

 

I've enjoyed watching Paul McCartney concerts on YouTube for some time. His current band has been with him for about the last 20 years now. They do a great job of keeping Paul's Beatle music and Wings music, sounding very authentic. As we know, there aren't that many guitar solos found in those compositions, but they do an excellent job on songs that do have them. 

 

I've heard Rusty Anderson play Let It Be a couple of ways, keeping the basic melody, but with touches of his own, and on a guitar much different than what George played, but it doesn't sound out of place. The 2002 (Back In The US) was outstanding and kept fairly close to the George version. Brian Ray plays Get Back very true to the original with a guitar that looks and sounds very much like George's guitar. Amazing job! Rusty's version on I Saw Her Standing There just rocks. It was in the 2008 concert in Kiev that I watched last night. 

 

Both are considered outstanding guitarists in their own right. Of course, this is Macca's Band, and they'd have to be pretty darn good to be there! That includes Paul Wickens on keyboards and Abe Laboriel on drums. They aren't exactly household names (I had to look them up), but they are very recognizable on screen. Have really enjoyed listening to them all these years. Rock on, Macca Band!!

 

 

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Rikki don’t lose that number, 1974, Steely Dan

Guitar solo by Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, who went

on to join the Doobie Brothers 🎼💜

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