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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.

Note: There are some 60s folk artists like Bob Dylan you won't find here ... so as a cross reference, check the Folk Section also.

Jump menu to quickly access the artists/bands on this page.


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 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.

buddy holly songs
  1. Blue Days Black Nights
  2. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  3. Everyday
  4. Fools Paradise
  5. I Fought The Law
  6. I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  7. Listen To Me
  8. Maybe Baby
  9. Oh Boy
  10. Peggy Sue
  11. Rave on
  12. Reminiscing
  13. Rockin' Around With Ollie Vee
  14. That'll Be The Day
  15. True Love Ways
  16. Words Of Love

Buddy Holly 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. Paralyzed
  11. Separate Ways
  12. Surrender
  13. Suspicious Minds
  14. Teddy Bear
  15. The Wonder Of You
  16. Treat Me Nice
  17.  When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

Elvis Presley section is here.


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The Everly Brothers Section

In this section you'll find 10 Everly Brothers numbers you can learn on the acoustic guitar. They are as follows:

the everly brothers guitar lessons
  1. All I Have To Do Is Dream
  2. Bird Dog
  3. Bye Bye Love
  4. Cathy's Clown
  5. Claudette
  6. Devoted To You
  7. Like Strangers
  8. Wake Up Little Suzie
  9. Walk Right Back
  10. Why Worry

The Everly Brothers 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 25 songs which will be familiar to you.

Ricky Nelson Guitar Lessons
  1. A Teenager In Love - (Ricky Nelson)
  2. Blueberry Hill - (Fats Domino)
  3. Come On Let's Go - (Ritchie Valens)
  4. Donna - (Ritchie Valens)
  5. Don't Leave Me This Way - (Ricky Nelson)
  6. Dream Lover - (Ricky Nelson)
  7. Everybody's Tryin To Be My Baby - (Carl Perkins)
  8. Garden Party (not 50s) - (Ricky Nelson)
  9. Gee - (The Crows)
  10. Hallelujah I Love Her So - (Eddie Cochran)
  11. I Remember - (Eddie Cochran)
  12. I'm Walkin - (Fats Domino)
  13. Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie - (Eddie Cochran)
  14. Johnny B Goode - (Chuck Berry) -- (freebie)
  15. Just Dropped In - (Jerry Lee Lewis)
  16. Poor Little Fool - (Ricky Nelson)
  17. Promised Land - (Chuck Berry)
  18. Rock Around The Clock --  (freebie)
  19. Runaway - (Del Shannon)
  20. Sweet Little 16 - (Chuck Berry)
  21. The Blues Don't Mean A Thing
  22. Traveling Man - (Ricky Nelson)
  23. Twenty Flight Rock - (Eddie Cochran)
  24. We Belong Together - (Los Lobos)
  25. Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On - (Jerry Lee Lewis)

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. plus ... 14 more CCR/Fogerty songs

CCR & John Fogerty section is here.


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Roy Orbison

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. Here are 13 numbers from the great Roy Orbison.

Roy Orbison Guitar Lessons
  1. California Blue
  2. Crying
  3. Dream Baby
  4. I Drove All Night
  5. In Dreams
  6. Mean Woman Blues
  7. Only The Lonely
  8. Ooby Dooby
  9. Pretty Paper
  10. Pretty Woman
  11. She's A Mystery To Me
  12. You Got It
  13. You're My Baby

Roy Orbison section is here.


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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
  17. ---> +50 other lessons

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. A You're Adorable
  2. California Dreaming
  3. Daddy's Home
  4. Devil Woman
  5. Eve Of Destruction
  6. For What It's Worth
  7. Hey Joe
  8. In The Still Of the night
  9. It Hurts To Be In love
  10. Kind Woman
  11. Let's Twist Again
  12. Lucky Lips
  13. Monday Monday
  14. Mr Soul
  15. My Foolish Heart
  16. Nashville Cats
  17. Niki Hokey
  18. On The Way Home
  19. Rain On The Roof
  20. Rock And Roll Woman
  21. Ruby Baby
  22. Runaround Sue
  23. San Francisco
  24. Sealed With A Kiss
  25. Spirit In The Sky
  26. Summer Holiday
  27. Take Good Care Of My Baby
  28. The Wanderer
  29. This Little Girl
  30. Unchained Melody
  31. Whiter Shade Of Pale
  32. You Didn't Have To Be So Nice

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. A Summer Song
  2. Black Is Black
  3. Boom Boom
  4. Bus Stop
  5. Can't Find My Way Home
  6. Chilly Winds
  7. Come On Down To My Boat
  8. Desert Pete
  9. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
  10. Gasoline Alley Bred
  11. He Ain't Heavy
  12. House Of the Rising Sun
  13. Hush
  14. I Like It
  15. I Wonder What She's Doin' Tonight
  16. I'm Telling You Now
  17. It's My Life
  18. Long Cool Woman
  19. Look Through Any Window
  20. Reach Out Of The Darkness
  21. River Deep Mountain High
  22. Scotch And Soda
  23. Somebody To Love
  24. The Air That I Breath
  25. This Diamond Ring
  26. Til We Kissed
  27. Venus
  28. Where Have All The Flowers Gone
  29. Whiter Shade Of Pale

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. A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You
  2. Because
  3. Build Me Up Buttercup
  4. Chimes Of Freedom
  5. Daydream Believer
  6. Don't You Care
  7. Friday On My Mind
  8. Hickory Wind
  9. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
  10. I'm A Believer
  11. Last Train To Clarksville
  12. Let The Feeling Begin
  13. Mr Spaceman
  14. Mr Tambourine Man
  15. Papa Gene Blues
  16. Reflections Of My Life
  17. Should I Wait
  18. Smile A Little Smile For Me
  19. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
  20. The Way You Look Tonight
  21. Time Won't Let Me
  22. Turn Turn Turn
  23. Valleri
  24. Walk Away Renee
  25. Walk Right In

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. A World Of Our Own
  2. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
  3. For Your Love
  4. Georgy Girl
  5. Greenfields
  6. Happy Together
  7. Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again
  8. I'd Wait A Million Years
  9. I'll Never Find Another You
  10. Indian Reservation
  11. Laugh Laugh
  12. Midnight Confessions
  13. Needles And Pins
  14. Never My Love
  15. Oh What A Night
  16. Red Rubber Ball
  17. Sherry
  18. Sooner Or Later
  19. Spooky
  20. The Carnival Is Over
  21. Things I Should Have Said
  22. Traces
  23. Walk Like A Man
  24. Windy
  25. Woman Woman
  26. Working My Way Back To You
  27. Young Girl

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. A World Without Love
  2. Angel
  3. Breaking Up is Hard To Do
  4. Calendar Girl
  5. Catch The Wind
  6. Dont It Make You Wanna Go Home
  7. From Clare To Here
  8. Games People Play
  9. Good Lovin
  10. Happy Birthday Sweet 16
  11. I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
  12. If I Had A Hammer
  13. I'm The Man Who Built The bridges
  14. In The Year 2525
  15. Lady Godiva
  16. Laughter In The Rain
  17. Mello Yellow
  18. She's Not Thete
  19. Streets Of London
  20. Sunny Goodge Street
  21. Sunshine Superman
  22. Tell Her No
  23. The John Birch Society
  24. The Last Thing On My Mind
  25. The Wine Song
  26. This Land Is Your Land
  27. Time Won't Let me
  28. Waterfall
  29. You Were On My Mind

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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The Who Section

Here are 12 numbers from The Who and Roger Daltrey.

the who guitar lessons
  1. Bargain
  2. Behind Blue Eyes
  3. Don't Let Go The Coat
  4. Goin' Mobile
  5. It's Hard
  6. Love Ain't For The Keeping
  7. Pinball Wizard
  8. So Sad About Us
  9. Squeeze Box
  10. Waiting For A Friend
  11. Without Your Love
  12. You Better You Bet

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

The 50s and 60s Country section is here.


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