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The 100 best guitar solos of all time according to Classic Rock

100 greatest guitar solos


The 100 best guitar solos of all time according to Classic Rock

The British magazine Classic Rock was founded in 1998 and 20 years ago is one of the references worldwide when it comes to Rock And Roll. Two decades after its founding they decided to bring together a team of experts, artists and readers for the arduous task of choosing which are the 100 best guitar solos of all time.


Just below you can see how the Top 30 was.
  1. Jimmy Page – “Stairway To Heaven” (Led Zeppelin)
  2. David Gilmour – “Comfortably Numb” (Pink Floyd)
  3. Don Felder & Joe Walsh – “Hotel California” (Eagles)
  4. Allen Collins – “Free Bird” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  5. Jimi Hendrix – “All Along The Watchtower” (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
  6. Eddie Van Halen – “Eruption” (Van Halen)
  7. Brian May – “Killer Queen” (Queen)
  8. Slash – “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (Guns N’ Roses)
  9. Prince – “Purple Rain”
  10. Tony Iommi – “Paranoid” (Black Sabbath)
  11. Angus Young – “Let There Be Rock” (AC/DC)
  12. Ritchie Blackmore – “Highway Star” (Deep Purple)
  13. Eric Clapton – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (The Beatles)
  14. Keith Richards – “Sympathy For The Devil” (The Rolling Stones)
  15. Chuck Berry – “Johnny B. Goode”
  16. Duane Allman – “Layla” (Derek & The Dominos)
  17. Paul Kossoff – “All Right Now” (Free)
  18. Dave Davies – “You Really Got Me” (The Kinks)
  19. Jeff Beck – “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”
  20. Mark Knopfler – “Sultans Of Swing” (Dire Straits)
  21. Stevie Ray Vaughan – “Pride And Joy”
  22. Mick Taylor – “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” (Rolling Stones)

See the complete list here.

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