This needs no introduction except to say:
- Lots of people have tried to re-create this performance. There is no substitute for the original. Sorry, Joe Satriani, Slash, Steve Vai, Edge, and and all you other electric guitar virtuoso-type people. As much as I love your own music and appreciate your renditions of ” The Star-Spangled Banner,” you haven’t touched this. Even Stevie Ray Vaughan never touched it.
- If you pay attention, you can hear him playing “Taps” at about 2:45. You’d better believe the crowd noticed that in 1969.