60s Rock And Roll
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On The Acoustic

60s Rock And Roll On The Acoustic

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1. The Buckinghams

Don't You Care reached #1 in the Philippines, #4 in Canada and #6 in the US in 1967.

The track can be found on their "Time & Charges" album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No - a few riffs
  • Chords: Emaj7, Gbm, G, Dmaj7, Ab, A, Am, Abm , Gbm/F, Gbm/E, B7, E, E/C, Aaug, D, Dm, D/A
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2. The Dave Clark 5

Because is a track from the 1964 album "American Tour". The song was a B-side in the UK release but an A-side in the US.

The song peaked at #3 in the US, Canada and New Zealand. Julian Lennon covered the song in 1855.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, G/D#, G/E, G7, Am, C, D, Daug, Cm, E7
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3. The Easybeats

Friday On My Mind come from the down under group The Easybeats and hit the airwaves in 1966. This song was a popular worldwide hit.

The track is from the album "Good Friday".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up 
  • Picking: a few quick riffs
  • Chords: Dm, G, C, F, A7, G7, Cm, A#, D, E, A, E7, Am, D7, Bm
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4. The Foundations

Build Me Up Buttercup featured the bands new lead singer Colin Young and with it, their first big hit with this song. The song reached #3 in the US and # 2 in the UK.

The track is from the album of the same name which was released back in 1968.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up stop up down up stop up and repeat
  • Picking: No but a few riffs in the rhythm
  • Chords: C, E, F, G, C7, Fm, A#, Dm, Em, A7, D7
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5. The Flying Machine

Smile A Little Smile For Me was a debut single from The Flying machine off their album "The Flying Machine" from 1969.

The song was a #6 hit in the US and a #4 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes into the rhythm
  • Chords: C, G6, Am, Am/G, F, Dm, Gsus, G, A7
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6. The Left Bank

Walk Away Renee was a 1966 hit for The Left Banke, reaching #5 on the US and New Zealand and #3 in Canada.

The track is from the album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: A little into the rhythm
  • Chords: D, A/Db, B, A, E/Ab, G, D/Gb, Gbm, E, Bm, B7, Gbm/F, A6, Gbm6, 
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7. The Lettermen

The Way You Look Tonight song dates back to 1936 when Fred Astaire sang the song in a film called Swing Time.

Up through the years other artists recorded the song including Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Bing Crosby and in 1961, The Lettermen had a #13 in the US and a #36 in the UK with their version.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm =  down down down up down down and repeat and downstroke in places
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = Em, C, B7, Dbm, Gbm, E, G, Gb, F, D, Bm, Am
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8. The Marmalade

Reflections Of My Life was released in 1969 and was a huge top 10 hit in several countries worldwide. It never made it to #1 but got close in Ireland at #2.

The track hails from the album Reflections Of The Marmalade.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down down up down up and repeat will work throughout
  • Picking: Yes 
  • Chords: G, Bm, Em, G7, C, Am, D, Dsus 
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9. The Myddle Class

Free As The Wind was a debut single from The Myddle Class in 1965 but this song never reached a large audience outside of the Albany New York area.

This band just could not gain the traction it yearned for.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, A#, Am, F, Dm, G
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10. The Outsiders

Time Won't Let Me is from 1966 by The Outsiders, a band based out of Cleveland Ohio.

They managed a #5 hit in the USA and Canada. This song is from the album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat and some steady up and down
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, Gbm, G, E, Bm, Dbm, D
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11. The Raspberries

Should I Wait is actually not a 60s song but a 1973 song from the bands album "Side 3".

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down up root  up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, D, D/Gb, Em, B7, A7
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12. The Rooftop Singers

Walk Right In is an old blues tune from 1929 that was revived in 1963 by a group called Rooftop Singers who had a huge #1 in several countries with their re-make.

The song is on their album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes 
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm = root up down up with riffs all through the song 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, E7, C, C7, A7, D7
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13. The Steam Machine

Let The Feeling Begin is a song by The Steam Machine but it's difficult to find any info on this song. 

I'm not sure but this may be a song from 1971 and the band may be based out of Germany. I'll leave it here for the time being.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret = original key
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up and repeat will work
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, Em, A7, Fm, A#, D#, G#
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14. The Walker Brothers 

The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore was recorded by Frankie Valli and written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio back in 1965, but the Walker Brothers had more success with their version in 1966 reaching #1 in the UK.

The song was also a top 10 in several countries and a #13 in the USA.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down down up and repeat - some down strokes also
  • Picking = just a few riffs
  • Chords = D, Em, A, G, A7
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