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The New Issue of Rolling Stone: The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs

May 28, 2008 3:28 PM ET

The new issue of Rolling Stone not only has a cover that features a who's who of six-string greats but also boasts the RS-curated list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time. Chuck Berry's 1958 dawn of rock classic "Johnny B. Goode" leads a list that includes legends like Hendrix, Clapton, Page and Santana. Click below to check out the complete list and to find out if your favorite jam made the cut.

The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time

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