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Who plays the first solo on Beatles Long Tall Sally

sst

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There are two solos in this song and the second, and Cliff Gallup inspired much better solo is definitely George. Live John would play the first solo. I've read that the first solo on the record is actually George and not John. The triplets over the first four bars make me think it was actually John, though the solo sounds a little too polished by John at the time. Anyone know who actually played this.
 

Flogger59

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Beatles Sessions doesn't specify, but it does say it was a first take live off the floor with Martin on piano, so to me that says John played it.
 

bob-i

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I was curious too so I watched a few live versions on YouTube. On both john played the first solo followed by George playing the same solo, one was on the Gretsch and one was on the rick 12.
 

A-Bone

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I always figured it was Lennon. He played a few solos over the years on Beatles records.
 

bob-i

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I always figured it was Lennon. He played a few solos over the years on Beatles records.
Back then the marketing execs felt they needed to give everyone a title, "lead guitar" became the title for one of the guitarists. George was probably more skilled then john on leads but they both,played leads.
 






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