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The Greatest Solos in Classic Rock Are Not Always the Flashiest

Sometimes they’re just solos that were in the right place at the right time.

A close-up of “The Black Strat”, the Fender Stratocaster used by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“The Black Strat” (© Mark Ali)

I know what you’re thinking. This is another article listing somebody’s favorite artists/songs/solos.

Well, yeah. But I’ve got a twist here. Bear with me.




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Mark Ali

Mark Ali

I’m a writer, a photographer, a music lover, and a professional ice sculptor. I’m kidding about that last thing. (View my portfolio at:

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