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One of the best guitar solos of all time according to Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton favorite solo


One of the best guitar solos of all time according to Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is considered one of the best guitarists of all time and he also created many amazing guitar solos. The musician was asked in an interview to reveal his favorite guitar solo of all time.


One of the best guitar solos of all time according to Eric Clapton

For Eric Clapton, the greatest guitar solo of all time was made by the late Duane Allman for Wilson Pickett’s cover of “Hey Jude”. The song was recored before the Allman Brothers Band existed.

“I remember hearing ‘Hey Jude’ by Wilson Pickett and calling either Ahmet Ertegun or Tom Dowd and saying, ‘Who’s that guitar player? I just filed it away. To this day, I’ve never heard better rock guitar playing on an R&B record. It’s the best.”

Duane Allman played on Eric Clapton’s “first solo” album after Cream. He played many solos on “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs”, including on the classic “Layla”.

Born Howard Duane Allman in Nashville on November 20, 1946 he was also a very respected session musician. The musician is well remembered by his slide guitar technique and creative improvisation skills. Rolling Stone placed with at the 9th position in the list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. He was left-handed. But played the guitar as if he was right-handed.

Unfortunately music lost his talent in 1971. When he died in a tragic motorcycle accident, a few weeks before his 25th birthday after the launch and the initial success of At Fillmore East.

The Allman Brothers Band was in the middle of a break. So Duane drove his Harley-Davidson Sportster at full speed on Hillcrest Avenue in the western part of Macon, Georgia. As he approached Bartlett Street, a cargo truck carrying a wooden crane suddenly stopped at the intersection. That made him change the direction he was going quickly.

Duane hit the back of a truck and fell off the motorcycle. Which crashed on top of him and skidded another 90 feet with him pinned underneath it, crushing his internal organs.

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