History of the guitar solo (or, how to know you’re out of touch)

This interesting little video takes viewers through the history of the electric guitar solo, from the moment when Chuck Berry exploded on the scene with “Johnny B. Goode” through Santana, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, and on to…a whole bunch of bands/artists I never heard of. Nothing makes me feel middle-aged and out of touch quite like modern popular music, and by “modern” I mean “anything after 1995.”

(Good god, “Black Magic Woman” came out in 1968??)

Best viewed in full screen or you’ll never be able to make out the song titles and dates. And don’t worry, the narration only lasts 15 seconds.


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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3 Responses to History of the guitar solo (or, how to know you’re out of touch)

  1. Cathy White says:

    What a godawful racket lol. I was ok up to the late 70’s, I recognised most of it, and it was tuneful in its own way, but after that….. Just noise!

  2. joanarling says:

    What — no mention of David Gilmour? Seems incomplete 🙂

  3. xenatuba says:

    I feel old…

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