MEMPHIS, TN - SEPTEMBER 15:Booker T. Jones plays with The Roots as part of the Six Degrees to Tennessee Roots Jam at New Daisy Theater on September 15, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Greg Campbell/Getty Images for Tennessee Tourism)

Words?!  Where we’re going in this list, we don’t need words. 

In honor of Booker T. Jones’ birthday today (November 12), here are eight our favorite classic rock instrumental tracks.


Booker T and the MG’s –”Green Onions”

Edgar Winter Group – “Frankenstein”

Van Halen – “Eruption”


Jeff Beck – “Beck’s Bolero”


Trans-Siberian Orchestra – “Wizards In Winter”


Led Zeppelin – “Black Mountain Side”

Black Mountain Side

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Black Mountain Side · Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin ℗ 2013 Atlantic Records Band Member, Producer: Jimmy Page Band Member: John Bonham Band Member: John Paul Jones Band Member: Robert Plant Percussion: Viram Jasani Writer: Jimmy Page Auto-generated by YouTube.


Rush – “La Villa Strangiato”


Black Sabbath – “Rat Salad”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights