the song "That's all right with mama" was particularly influential.
This song becomes the anthem of the rebellious 50s youth.
He punched an amp for distortion and busted out the power chords.
Wes Montgomery is considered heir of Charlie Christian.
This provides impetus for every British Rock Player. This really kicked off the guitar revolution.
ends up launching the careers of 3 great guitar players: Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck.
Birth of the Guitar Hero. Graffiti saying that "Clapton is God" begins to pop up across London.
Plays the Monterey Pop Festival. Burns his guitar, smashes it, and then throws the pieces to the audiences when he's done.
First time an instrumental makes #1. Really shows that the guitar can hold it's own.