I remember the first time I heard Eruption…nothing but chills at how different it was from everything else at the time (I’m old) He was certainly an innovator. I don’t think he invented the tapping technique, but he certainly popularized it and made every guitarist after he raise the bar.
The greatest of all time. think I heard somewhere that they invented tablature because of him. The stuff he could do with just his right hand was legendary. RIP such a massive fan growing up and seems crazy but worse as we share the same birthday. He was the granddaddy of soloing .