Watch Eddie Van Halen, B.B. King, David Gilmour, Les Paul, Brian Setzer and More Jam on "Blue Suede Shoes"

The all-star jam for the ages took place at a Les Paul tribute concert in Brooklyn, New York in 1988.
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On August 18, 1988, one of the greatest assemblages of guitar talent in history got together at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.

The occasion - a tribute concert to Les Paul - featured some absolutely incredible guitar moments, one of which was fortunately captured in the video above.

It features The Stray Cats, led by Brian Setzer, rocking out on the Carl Perkins classic, "Blue Suede Shoes." When Setzer finishes the verses, he calls on Eddie Van Halen to join him onstage. Van Halen's arrival opens the floodgates for an absolutely ridiculous list of fellow guitar legends.

Van Halen kicks things off with an appropriately bluesy solo (there's still some tapping, don't worry), and is followed by David Gilmour. That group promptly makes way for B.B. King, who delivers some wonderfully satisfying licks. Les Paul, then 73, caps everything off with a solo of his own, giving everyone else a run for their money in the process.

Oh, and if that wasn't enough for ya, Steve Miller and Stanley Jordan also take solos in between! Waylon Jennings is onstage too, for good measure.

The show was filmed for a long-out-of-print VHS tape titled Les Paul & Friends: He Changed the Music: LIVE at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. One can only hope that the whole show becomes available digitally at some point, and with a shorter name too!

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