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50 Greatest Guitar Solos (Guitar World)


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Some personal favourites:

Some of my choices.

1. Hound Dog – Scotty Moore (Elvis)

2. Rock Around the Clock - Danny Cedrone (Bill Haley & the Comets)

3. Sleepwalk – Santos & Johnny

4. Walk Don’t Run – the Ventures

5. Baby Blue – Pete Ham (Badfinger)

6. Star Baby - Dominc Troiano (Guess Who)

7. Rocky Mountain Way – Joe Walsh

8. Magneto & Titanium Man – Jimmy McCullough (Wings)

9. Running On Empty – David Lindley (Jackson Browne)

10. 25 or 6 to 4 – Terry Kath (Chicago)

11. My Old School – Elliot Randall (Steely Dan

12. Ramblin Man – Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers)

13. Can’t Get Enough – Mick Ralphs (Bad Company)

14. When Will I Be Loved - Andrew Gold (Linda Ronstadt)

15. Time – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)

16. You’re So Vain – Jimmy Ryan (Carly Simon)

17. Dixie Chicken – Lowell George (Little Feat)

18. Silly Love – Eric Stewart & Lol Creme (10cc)

19. Badlands – Bruce Springsteen

20. Killer Queen – Brian May (Queen)

21. Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo – Rick Derringer

22. I’m On Fire – Bill Pitcock IV (Dwight Twilley)

23. Lonely Boy – Andrew Gold

24. My Best Friend’s Girl – Elliot Easton (Cars)

25. Just Another Night – Mick Ronson (Ian Hunter)

26. My Sharona - Berton Averre (the Knack)

27. Breakdown Dead Ahead – Steve Lukather (Boz Scaggs)

-just about anything by Gill, Felder, Harrison, Richards, M Campbell, Bryson, and Buckingham

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Good call on "My Sharona." That really is a great guitar solo. Too many people put the Knack in the tennie bopper category and therefore don't consider Berton Averre a serious guitarist. But some of his work is just brilliant. Another brilliant guitarist who got overshadowed by his lead singer is Brian May.

I don't have a list, but I really like Mick Taylor (or Keith?) on "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'" and "Time Waits for No One"; Bruce Springsteen does a nice job on the live version of "Lucky Town", Tommy Keene on "Light of Love" (from Based on Happy Times), and nobody mentioned Eddie Munoz of the Plimsouls on "A Million Miles Away."

Regarding Wally Bryson, I always felt one of his best solos was on "Name of the Game" from the second Fotomaker album. Also loved his short solo on "I Can Hardly Believe You're Mine." (ICHBYM was the only glaring omission from the Raspberries reunion shows, IMHO).

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Originally posted by marvin:

Some personal favourites:

Some of my choices.

5. Baby Blue – Pete Ham (Badfinger)

Joey Molland played that solo.
Oops, sorry Barb. I figured if anyone was going to correct me, it would be you. Kudos to Joey for that solo.
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Some favorites off the top of my head:

"I'll Be Standing By", Rod Price - Foghat

"Summer Love", Gary Richrath - REO Speedwagon

"Golden Country", Gary Richrath - REO Speedwagon

"Ricky Don't Lose That Number", ? - Steely Dan

"Working Man", Alex Lifeson - Rush

"Here Again", Alex Lifeson - Rush

"Goodbye to Love", ? - Carpenters

And a bunch of songs by Status Quo..

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Some favorites off the top of my head:

"I'll Be Standing By", Rod Price - Foghat

"Summer Love", Gary Richrath - REO Speedwagon

"Golden Country", Gary Richrath - REO Speedwagon

"Ricky Don't Lose That Number", ? - Steely Dan

"Working Man", Alex Lifeson - Rush

"Here Again", Alex Lifeson - Rush

"Goodbye to Love", ? - Carpenters

And a bunch of songs by Status Quo..

James I'm pretty sure that the Carpenters' guitarist was Tony Peluso. He was fabulous.
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