Starting with Chet Atkin's "Mr. Sandman", the video runs through early rock n' roll through 1960s legends like The Beatles and Rolling Stones, to hits from Thin Lizzy, The Police and Michael Jackson â€” and that's before making it halfway through the video.
By the end, you can hear how rock is still alive with so many classic riffs still emerging in the modern day. Perhaps the only thing more impressive than hearing rock's entire history in such a short time is that Alex plays the video in one take.
Watch Alex playing a history of rock in 100 riffs here:
What do you think? Which classic riffs did Alex miss out, and did you discover any rock gems that you hadn't heard before? Post your thoughts in the comments.