Mid 70’s Eddie Van Halen. Stanley Jordan, “Eleanor Rigby” Newport Jazz Festival 1986… Mmmmm, whom really came up with the guitar tapping concept?
Still out for discussion but I’ve located a (French) gent that provides a few taps in the mid 60’s that might shed (and shred) some light on this matter… and he ‘rips it’ !
No dis-respect to Eddie and Stanley, yet this fellow just might had inspired such. (?)
You have any ‘earlier’ references?
credit given via (https://youtu.be/d09pnxTSnT4)