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AdLib On September - 3 - 2010

Who are your favorite guitarists? What guitar solos are the most unforgettable? Today’s Friday Music Thread is all about music that features that most versatile of popular music instruments, the guitar.

Hope these strike the right chord with you:

Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze


Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood


Eric Clapton – Layla


Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) – Money For Nothing


Eddie Van Halen – You Really Got Me


George Harrison – While My Guitar Gently Weeps


Your turn!

Categories: Music Thread

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. Khirad says:

    John Petrucci Lie solo

    But the whole band of Dream Theater are Heroes, so the full song.

    This is my idol from Dream Theater.

  2. Khirad says:

    Iconic solos.

    Slash -- November Rain last solo

    Kirk Hammett -- Unforgiven solo

    Mike McCready -- Even Flow solo

    Jerry Cantrell -- Them Bones solo

    Dimebag Darrell -- Walk solo

  3. whatsthatsound says:

    This song has become so iconographic, and the Beatles are known more for the textures and inventiveness of their songs than for any individual instrument’s part, that it’s easy to overlook the fact that this song has a short, sweet and soulful guitar solo that can stand alongside the best of ’em.

    Let It Be

  4. bitohistory says:

    Leaving this for boomer, or any body else
    The trailer from “The Guitar” a movie I really liked!

  5. javaz says:

    Guitar Kids!

    • Khirad says:

      Drum prodigy Jacob Armen at seven.

      Julian Pavone at five

    • bitohistory says:

      j’avaz, that first little one (speaking Spanish) is quite good. Hope Sheriff Joe doesn’t see it.

      • javaz says:

        The kid is smarter than Joe and has his papers in order!


        Am having major computer problems. Going to try rebooting and asking the hubby to see if he can work some magic. Hope to be back -- if not have fun with VOX and a great weekend!

        • AdLib says:

          Hope it works, hope to see you there!

          BTW, this post with all the videos can slow down your computer, for Vox Populi, best to use the Vox Populi page or the sidebar on any page or article that doesn’t have a lot of videos to load.

        • bitohistory says:

          This kid is 7 years old and plays Samba pa ti, made famous by Santana--in front of Carlos Santana. 7 years old ❗

          What were you doing at 7? I wasn’t picking a guitar. 😆

  6. Khirad says:

    Guitar weirdness

    Tom Morello of RATM


    Jack Black -- make-your-own guitar

    Kurt Cobain, in Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) style.

  7. javaz says:

    Ann and Nancy Wilson --

    Joan Jett --

  8. javaz says:

    Guitar Women --

    Melissa Etheridge --

    Lita Ford --

    Chrissie Hynde --

    Joni Mitchell --

    Michelle Shocked --

    Bonnie Raitt --

  9. javaz says:

    Herb Remington --

    Joaquin Murphey --

    Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant --

  10. bitohistory says:

    Is it even possible to do this post with all these eelectic geetars and not have Les Paul?

    Listerine presents: The Les Paul & Mary Ford Show: World Is Waiting For The Sunrise. One of their many 5 minute episode

  11. boomer1949 says:

    This has absolutely nothing to do with guitars, but as I was searching, I came across this and the comment about the organ solo (seriously)…

    the organ? solo is so good, it’s like my eardrums are having sex

  12. AdLib says:

    Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) -- Sugar Magnolia

    Johnny Ramone (The Ramones) -- Blitzkrieg Bop

  13. bitohistory says:

    OK, not guitar but to have watched this played live by Ravi was incredible, his hands moved so softly yet the sound he made!

    Best Sitar/Tabla piece ever Ravi Shankar & Chatur Lal Raga Mishra Piloo In Thumri Style

  14. javaz says:

    Billy Gibbons --

    Ronnie Montrose --

    KK Downing --

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