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.