If you look back at the history of Rock N’ Roll, you can see so many guitar heroes with their amazing and historical performances all around the world. Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Nirvana, Iggy Pop, Chuck Berry, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses, Prince, and many more are some of them.
Today, we continue there where we stop last time in Live Rock History – The Guitar Heroes & Guitar Solos (Part 1). The beautiful guitar solos from the world’s well-known musicians keep alive the essence of the music and songs today. Let’s take a look at another five music video solos from the history of Rock N’ Roll.
Mark Knopfler – Postcards From Paraguay
“Postcards from Paraguay” is a song by Mark Knopfler and is officially released on his album called Shangri-La from 2004. This music video is taken in Basel, Switzerland on November 12th, 2007, and is absolutely one very smoothest and cleanest guitar versions. Mark Knopfler is a very unique guitar player with a soulful voice and melodic music which he is making all these years. This song is very relaxing and the fingerpicking technique by Mark is absolutely wonderful. The only thing that you can do during listening to Mark Knopfler is to relax and enjoy the beautiful chords and music by him, and also to feel the feeling of how you can “flying” with the same music.
Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
This song is one of the greatest Rock N’ Roll songs ever written. The song belongs to the great Chuck Berry who unfortunately died on March 17, 2017 (check his Life in Pictures on DSB by clicking here). This song is originally released in 1958 and then is re-released on Chuck’s 1962 album called Twist. Johnny B. Goode arguably in itself upped the level for Rock music and solidified Chuck Berry’s status as a pioneer and as the fans like to say for him the “Father of Rock N’ Roll music” beside Elvis Presley.
This song is based on Chuck Berry’s life, and it tells the tale of a boy with humble beginnings with a talent for guitar. Some details were changed: Berry was from St. Louis, not Louisiana, and he knew how to read and write very well. He graduated from beauty school with a degree in hairdressing and cosmetology. Berry recorded a sequel to this song called “Bye, Bye Johnny,” which tells the story of Johnny as a grown man.
Prince – Purple Rain
This is absolutely one powerful ballad by the legendary Prince. The song was originally written as a country song and was intended to be a collaboration with Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks. According to Nicks, she received a 10-minute instrumental version of the song from Prince, with a request to write the lyrics, but she felt overwhelmed by the task.
After Prince released his album called 1999 in 1982, he toured in many of the same cities as Bob Seger did. So, he was amazed by how the people are very connected with Seger’s songs like “Night Moves” and “Main Street.” The story tells us that “Purple Rain” is the result of when Prince actually decided to sit down and write a song in that style.
Guns N’ Roses – November Rain
Another ballad at this song-list, this time this is a song by Guns N’ Roses. Very known song by the audiences – “November Rain” is absolutely one of the most-watched rock songs on YouTube with over 1,3 billion views.
The song is written by Axl Rose and the original version was 25-minutes long but later was edited down to almost 9-minutes. It was also the longest ever Top 10 hit song and contains the longest guitar solo in a Top 10 Single. In this song, Slash is actually playing two guitar solos. If you haven’t listened to “November Rain” until now, click the play button and enjoy!
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
“Comfortably Numb” is one of the best songs made by Pink Floyd. This song is the most famous Pink Floyd’s song and renowned especially for its guitar solos in the middle and at the end of the song.