Guitar solos to die for Pt.1

Back in September 1972, when I was just into my teens, the Carpenters released a double A-side 45 of ‘I won’t last a day without you’/’Goodbye to love’.

I don’t remember much about the first one, but the second grabbed me from day one with what has to be one of the best guitar solos of the early 1970s. Yes, I know there are many contenders but, when your spine tingles, you just know it’s going to be good. It was good back then – it’s still just as good today.

This double A-side only reached No 9 in the UK charts and was in there for 16 weeks. ‘Goodbye to Love’ was, however, listed by itself from the end of September 1972 until the end of the record’s chart run.