50s And 60s Music
On The Acoustic

50s And 60s Music

Thanks for checking out my 50s and 60s music section where you'll find hits from the 50s and 60s in not just rock and roll, but also in country. There is another complete section dealing with just Country Music, but these older cats really belong in this section.

These sections are being combined into one so it's easier on my site visitor to find chord sheets, rhythm tips or some demo or sample videos. And of course the chord sheets are free and the full lesson tutorials are low cost.


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50s And 60s Music
Chords, Lyrics, Demos, Tutorials

Lets start with the 50s section and then further down this page you'll see links to the 60s section, or use the jump link menu above.

The artists in this section are mainly rock and roll artists and consist of the following artists and their songs / tutorials.

Buddy Holly & The Everly Brothers Section

One could not discuss 50's music and not have an area dealing with Buddy Holly. This young man influenced many famous people in his short 22 years on this earth plain. This section has been moved and combined with the Everly Brothers. You'll find the correct link below.

Buddy Holly Guitar Lessons
  1. All I Have To Do Is Dream
  2. Bird Dog
  3. Blue Days Black Nights
  4. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  5. Bye Bye Love
  6. Cathy's Clown
  7. Claudette
  8. Devoted To You
  9. Everyday
  10. Fools Paradise
  11. I Fought The Law
  12. I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  13. Like Strangers
  14. Listen To Me
  15. Maybe Baby
  16. Oh Boy
  17. Peggy Sue
  18. Rave on
  19. Reminiscing
  20. Rockin' Around With Ollie Vee
  21. True Love Ways
  22. Wake Up Little Suzie
  23. Walk Right Back
  24. Why Worry
  25. Words Of Love

Check out a few of the demo videos in this section, download the free chord sheets and follow along.

Buddy Holly & Everly Brothers section is here.


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Elvis Presley Section

The Elvis section is one of the largest on the site but will be surpassed by Don Williams when I get to that section. 

Elvis, like many other artists, spans several decades. But his start was in the 50s, so his list of tutorials are located here. 

Elvis Presley Guitar Lessons
  1. An American Trilogy
  2. Blue Suede Shoes
  3. Good Rockin' Tonight
  4. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
  5. I Can't Help Fallin' In Love With You
  6. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
  7. If I Can Dream
  8. Kentucky Rain
  9. One Night With You
  10. Separate Ways
  11. Surrender
  12. Suspicious Minds
  13. Teddy Bear
  14. The Wonder Of You
  15. Treat Me Nice
  16.  ---------------------> plus 85 more

Elvis Presley section is here.


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50s Artists Section

In this last section are 12 artists you'll recognize from the 1950's covering a total of 24 songs which will be familiar to you.

Ricky Nelson Guitar Lessons
  1. Bill Haley
  2. Carl Perkins
  3. Chuck Berry
  4. Del Shannon
  5. Eddie Cochran
  6. Fats Domino
  7. Jerry Lee Lewis
  8. Los Lobos
  9. Melvin Endsley
  10. Ricky Nelson
  11. Ritchie Valens
  12. The Crows

50s artists section is here.


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60s Section

Alright, let's move into some more great songs to learn on the acoustic in this section. This is the larger of the two sections featuring songs and tutorials for artists like The Beatles, CCR, Donovan, Buffalo Springfield, The Hollies, The Who and many more.

This section will also feature some 50s and 60s country songs so if you're into those oldies, you're in the right place.

CCR & John Fogerty Section

I'm going to start with the artists and bands that have their own dedicated pages followed by 5 sections of many artists and bands you'll recognize.

Here are the songs in the CCR section so far. I'll put a link over to John Fogerty and his section as he is also associated with CCR.

CCR Guitar Lessons
  1. Bad Moon Rising
  2. Before You Accuse Me
  3. Born On The Bayou
  4. Down On The Corner
  5. Fortunate Son
  6. Green River
  7. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
  8. Hearts Of Stone
  9. Hello Mary Lou
  10. Hey Tonight
  11. I Ain't Never
  12. I Put A Spell On You
  13. Jambalaya
  14. Long As I Can See The Light
  15. Proud Mary
  16. Ramble Tamble
  17. Someday Never Comes
  18. Southern Streamline
  19. The Old Man Down The Road
  20. Travelling Band
  21. Up Around The Bend
  22. You're The Reason
  23. 17 more CCR

CCR Section is here.


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Roy Orbison & The Who Section

Roy is another artist that spans a few decades but started actually in the 50s but started taking hold in the 1960's. And of course his work with The Traveling Wilbury's was flawless. I've combined Roy Orbison with song from The Who.

Roy Orbison Guitar Lessons
  1. Bargain
  2. Behind Blue Eyes
  3. California Blue
  4. Crying
  5. Don't Let Go The Coat
  6. Dream Baby
  7. Going Mobile
  8. I Drove All Night
  9. In Dreams
  10. It's Hard
  11. Love Ain't For The Keeping
  12. Mean Woman Blues
  13. Only The Lonely
  14. Ooby Dooby
  15. Pinball Wizard
  16. Pretty Paper
  17. Pretty Woman
  18. She's A Mystery To Me
  19. So Sad About Us
  20. Squeeze Box
  21. Waiting For A Friend (Daltrey)
  22. Without Your Love (Daltrey)
  23. You Better You Bet
  24. You Got It
  25. You're My Baby

Roy Orbison / The Who section is here.


The Beatles Section

This section is just behind the Elvis section and is not yet complete. I have 16 titles listed, but the total of Beatles tutorials are closer to 75 in total.

I'll list the others on the Beatles page soon. I will likely be combing the songs by all four Beatles into one single page.

The Beatles Guitar Lessons
  1. And I Love Her
  2. Can't Buy Me Love
  3. Do You Want To Know A Secret
  4. Eleanor Rigby
  5. Here Comes The Sun
  6. I Feel Fine
  7. I Should Have Known Better
  8. I'll Follow The Sun
  9. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  10. Norwegian Wood
  11. Ob La Di Ob La Da
  12. Revolution
  13. The Long And Winding Road
  14. The Night Before
  15. When I'm 64
  16. You Wont See Me

The Beatles section is here.


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Lost Songs Of The 60s

In this section I'll list the artists on these pages and you can visit the page for the specific tutorials.

This section has 17 artists and 31 lessons available.

Buffalo Springfield Guitar Lessons
  1. Barry McGuire
  2. Billy Roberts
  3. Bobby Vee
  4. Brian Hyland
  5. Buffalo Springfield
  6. Chubby Checker
  7. Cliff Richard
  8. Dave Matthews
  9. Dion
  10. Gary US Bonds
  11. Gene Pitney
  12. Norman Greenbaum
  13. PJ Proby
  14. Scott McKenzie
  15. The Lovin' Spoonful
  16. The Mama's & The Papa's
  17. The Righteous Brothers

Lost Songs Of The 60s section is here.


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60s Rock Bands

This section has 17 artists and 29 lessons available.

The Animals Guitar Lessons
  1. Blind Faith
  2. Boyce & Hart
  3. Chad & Jeremy
  4. Deep Purple
  5. Every Mothers Son
  6. Freddie & The Dreamers
  7. Friend & Lover
  8. Gary Lewis & The Playboys
  9. Gerry & The Pacemakers
  10. Jefferson Airplane
  11. Los Bravos
  12. Procol Harum
  13. Ray Columbus And The Invaders
  14. Shocking Blue
  15. The Animals
  16. The Hollies
  17. The Kingston Trio

60s Rock Bands section is here.


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60s Rock And Roll Section

This section has 16 artists and 26 lessons available.

The Byrds Guitar Lessons
  1. The Buckinghams
  2. The Byrds
  3. The Dave Clark 5
  4. The Easybeats
  5. The Foundations
  6. The Flying Machine
  7. The Left Banke
  8. The Lettermen
  9. The Marmalade
  10. The Monkees
  11. The Myddle Class
  12. The Outsiders
  13. The Raspberries
  14. The Rooftop Singers
  15. The Steam Machine
  16. The Walker Brothers

60s Rock And Roll section is here.


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Rock Bands In The 60s Section

This section has 14 artists and 27 lessons available.

The 4 Seasons Guitar Lessons
  1. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
  2. Paul Revere & The Raiders
  3. The Brothers Four
  4. The Fortunes
  5. The Grass Roots
  6. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
  7. The Association
  8. The Beau Brummels
  9. The Classics IV
  10. The Four Seasons
  11. The Searchers
  12. The Seekers
  13. The Turtles
  14. The Yardbirds

Rock Bands In The 60s section is here.


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Play Music From The 60s Section

This section has 15 artists and 27 lessons available.

Peter And Gordon Guitar Lessons
  1. Donovan
  2. Jimi Hendrix
  3. Joe South
  4. Neil Sedaka
  5. Peter And Gordon
  6. Peter Paul & Mary
  7. Ralph McTell
  8. The Chad Mitchell Trio
  9. The Youngbloods
  10. The Young Rascals
  11. The Zombies
  12. Tom Paxton
  13. We Five
  14. Woody Guthrie
  15. Zagar & Evans

Play Music From The 60s section is here.


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Rock Bands from The 60s Section

This section is a mix of Herman's Hermits, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones.

The Beach Boys Guitar Lessons
  1. Barbara Ann
  2. Beasts Of Burden
  3. Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
  4. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
  5. Fun Fun Fun
  6. Good Times Bad Times
  7. Hawaii
  8. Help Me Rhonda
  9. Honky Tonk Woman
  10. I'm Into Something Good
  11. It's All Over Now
  12. Jumpin Jack Flash
  13. Kokomo
  14. Miss You
  15. Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter
  16. No Milk Today
  17. Out Of Control
  18. Out Of Time
  19. Paint It Black
  20. Ruby Tuesday
  21. Silhouettes
  22. Sloop John B
  23. Surfer Girl
  24. Surfin USA
  25. The Last Time
  26. There's A Kind Of Hush
  27. Time Is On My Side
  28. Under My Thumb
  29. You Can't Always Get What You Want

Rock Bands From The 60s section is here.


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50s & 60s Country Songs

Here is the start of the country artists in this section but it is no where complete.

Faron Young Guitar Lessons
  1. Break My Mind
  2. Carroll County Accident
  3. Charlie's Shoes 
  4. Hello Walls
  5. If I Had To Do It All Over Again
  6. I'm Moving On
  7. Last Date
  8. Lights On The Hill
  9. Lonestar Beer & Bob Wills Music
  10. Make the World Go Away
  11. Running Bear
  12. Singing The Blues
  13. Smoking Cigarettes & Drinkin Coffee Blues
  14. Sweet Dreams
  15. The Wabash Cannonball
  16. There Goes My Everything
  17. Travelling Man
  18. Walk On By
  19. Waltz Across Texas
  20. Wings Of A Dove

The 50s and 60s Country section is here.


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