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Classic Rock Artists
On The Acoustic

Classic Rock Artists On The Acoustic

Welcome to my classic rock artists section of my site. This section will not focus on bands but individual rock artists.

This section has links to tons of rock demos, free chord sheets, rhythm tips and some background info on songs by artists like Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, George Harrison and many others. There will be 23 sections here once completed.

Classic Rock Artists
For The Acoustic

Rock Artists With Their Own Pages

The links immediately below will help you jump down this page to see what lessons are available for each artits. From there you can click on that artists link and visit their page for free demos, chord sheets (where available) and tutorial purchase links.

* Alice Cooper
* Albert Hammond
* Billy Joel
* Bob Seger
* Bon Jovi
* Bruce Springsteen
* Bryan Adams
* Chris Isaak
* David Bowie
* Elton John
* George Harrison
* Gerry Rafferty
* Glenn Frey
* Huey Lewis
* Jackson Browne
* Joe Walsh
* John Lennon
* John Mellencamp
* Kid Rock
* Nick Lowe
* Paul McCartney
* Phil Collins
* Richard Marx
* Ringo Starr
* Rod Stewart
* Santana
* Steve Miller
* Tom Petty
* Van Morrison
* Warren Zevon
* Mixed Artists-1 ---> Andrew Bird, Andrew Gold, Andy Taylor, Beck, Billy Idol, Billy Mann, Bob Welch, Bruce Hornsby, Bryan Ferry, Chris Cornell, Chris Thompson, Daughtry, Dave Mason, David Gray, Don Felder, Donnie Iris, Edwin McCain, Gary Moore, Greg Kihn, Steve Forbert

* Mixed Artists-2 ---> Andy Kim, Billy Squirer, George Thorogood, Henry Gross, Herman Brood, Ian Goom, Jackie Green, Jason Wade, Jeff Healy, Jimmy Barnes, John Stewart, John Waite, Jon Anderson, JP Cooper, Kim Larson, Levon Helm, Martin Briley, Matt Anderson, Michael Penn, Michael Stanley, Nick Cave,Nik Kershaw

* Mixed Artists-3 ---> Dave Edmunds, Everlast, Henry Lee Summer, Otis Day, Paolo Nutini, Peter Gabriel, Peter Schilling, Philip Phillips, Rick Derringer, Rivers Cuomo, Robert Palmer, Roddy Frame, Rory Gallagher, Rupert Holmes, Sammy Johns, Stephen Bishop, Steve Winwood, Tal Bachman, Ted Nugent, Todd Rundgren, Tony Carey, Walter Egan, Webb Wilder, Zakk Wylde

* Mixed Artists-4 ---> Dan Baird, Dave Barnes, Dave Matthews, David Lee Roth, Elvis Costello, Leo Sayer, Meatloaf, Paul Davis, Paul Young

* Mixed Artists-5 ---> Al Stewart, Eddie Money, Gary Wright, Harry Nilsson, J Geils, Lenny Kravitz, Lindsay Buckingham, Peter Frampton, Van Halen

Albert Hammond

  1. It Never Rains In Southern California
  2. The Free Electric Band
  3. When I Need You

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Alice Cooper Section

alice cooper classic rock artist

Born Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan, Alice Cooper is a pioneering figure in rock music known for his theatrical stage presence and innovative sound. Rising to fame in the late 1960s, Cooper's eponymous band quickly became synonymous with shock rock, blending hard rock with elaborate stage performances.

His early albums, such as "Love It to Death" (1971) and "Killer" (1971), brought him commercial success, featuring hits like "I'm Eighteen" and "School's Out." With a distinctive blend of glam rock and macabre theatrics, Cooper's onstage persona became iconic. One of his major accomplishments is the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

Renowned for his concept albums like "Welcome to My Nightmare" (1975), Cooper's impact on the music scene extends beyond his chart-topping hits to his influence on the theatricality of future rock performances. His enduring career and ability to reinvent himself have solidified Alice Cooper's status as a rock legend, leaving an indelible mark on the genre.

  1. I Never Cry
  2. I'm Eighteen
  3. No More Mr Nice Guy
  4. You And Me

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Billy Joel Section 

billy joel classic rock artist

Billy Joel, born on May 9, 1949, in the Bronx, New York, is a legendary American singer-songwriter and pianist celebrated for his enduring impact on the rock and pop music scene. Rising to fame in the 1970s, Joel's signature blend of piano-driven melodies and heartfelt lyrics has left an indelible mark on the industry.

Notable accomplishments include six Grammy Awards, with hits like "Just the Way You Are" (1977) and "Uptown Girl" (1983), earning him widespread acclaim. His album "The Stranger" (1977) marked a turning point, featuring classics like "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" and "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant." With over 150 million records sold worldwide, Joel stands as one of the best-selling music artists in history.

Known for his dynamic live performances, he became the first artist to perform at New York's Shea Stadium and Madison Square Garden. Beyond his chart-topping success, Joel's influence extends to his classical compositions and deep connection with fans. His timeless music continues to resonate, securing his place as a musical icon and one of the greatest singer-songwriters of his generation.

  1. A Matter Of Trust
  2. Allentown
  3. An Innocent Man
  4. Honesty
  5. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
  6. Just The Way You Are
  7. Keeping The Faith
  8. Only The Good Die Young
  9. Piano Man
  10. She's Always A Woman
  11. She's Got A Way
  12. Sleeping With The TV On
  13. Summer Highland Falls
  14. The River Of Dreams
  15. Uptown Girl
  16. We Didn't Start The Fire
  17. You May Be Right
  18. You're My Home

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Bob Seger Section

bob seger classic rock artist

Bob Seger, born on May 6, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, is a renowned American rock artist celebrated for his powerful voice and soulful songwriting. With a career spanning several decades, Seger rose to prominence in the 1970s with his Silver Bullet Band. His signature raspy vocals and heartland rock sound propelled him to the forefront of the music scene. Notable accomplishments include his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, acknowledging his enduring influence.

Bob Seger's album "Night Moves" (1976) marked a turning point, featuring the title track and showcasing his ability to capture the essence of American life. Hits like "Against the Wind," "Old Time Rock and Roll," and "Like a Rock" further solidified his status as a rock icon. Seger's music resonates with authenticity, portraying relatable stories and emotions. Beyond his chart-topping success, he remains a symbol of enduring rock craftsmanship, leaving an indelible mark on the genre and earning the loyalty of fans worldwide.

  1. Against The Wind
  2. Beautiful Loser
  3. Betty Lou
  4. By The River
  5. Fire Lake
  6. Hollywood Nights
  7. I Feel Like A Number
  8. Jody Girl
  9. Mainstreet
  10. Night Moves
  11. No Mans Land
  12. Old Time Rock And Roll
  13. Rock And Roll Never Forgets
  14. Shame On The Moon
  15. Ship Of Fools
  16. Still The Same
  17. Sunspot Baby
  18. The Fire Down Below
  19. Travelin Man
  20. Turn The Page
  21. Understanding
  22. We've Got Tonight
  23. You'll Accompany Me

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Bon Jovi Section

bon jovi classic rock artists

Bon Jovi, formed in Sayreville, New Jersey in 1983, is a legendary rock band fronted by singer Jon Bon Jovi. With a career spanning over three decades, the band has become synonymous with anthemic rock and passionate ballads. Their breakthrough album, "Slippery When Wet" (1986), featuring hits like "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive," catapulted them to international stardom.

The 1988 release of "New Jersey" solidified their success with chart-toppers like "Bad Medicine" and "I'll Be There for You." Bon Jovi's remarkable achievements include Grammy Awards, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, and over 130 million records sold worldwide. Known for their energetic performances and enduring appeal, Bon Jovi continues to influence generations of rock enthusiasts.

Beyond their musical prowess, the band engages in philanthropy, notably with the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, addressing homelessness and poverty. With a legacy marked by resilience and reinvention, Bon Jovi stands as one of the most successful and enduring rock bands in history, leaving an indelible mark on the global music landscape.

  1. Bed Of Roses
  2. Blaze Of Glory
  3. Keep The Faith
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Stick To Your Guns
  6. Thank You For Loving Me
  7. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  8. Who Says You Can't Go Home

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Bruce Springsteen Section

bruce springsteen classic rock artist

Born on September 23, 1949, in Long Branch, New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen, often referred to as "The Boss," is a rock icon renowned for his poetic lyrics and passionate performances. Rising to prominence in the 1970s, Springsteen's blend of rock, folk, and Americana resonated with audiences, earning him widespread acclaim.

His breakthrough album, "Born to Run" (1975), catapulted him into the spotlight with anthems like the title track and "Thunder Road." The 1984 release of "Born in the U.S.A." solidified his status, featuring chart-toppers such as "Dancing in the Dark" and "I'm on Fire." Springsteen's ability to capture the American experience through his storytelling has earned him numerous awards, including 20 Grammy Awards and an Academy Award.

His live performances, known for their energy and connection with audiences, are legendary, and he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Beyond his musical career, Springsteen's philanthropy work and advocacy for social justice contribute to his enduring legacy, making him not only a rock icon but a cultural force with a profound impact on the world.

  1. Across The Border
  2. Bobby Jean
  3. Born In The USA
  4. Cover Me
  5. Dancing In The Dark
  6. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
  7. Glory Days
  8. Human Touch
  9. I Wish I Were Blind
  10. One Step Up
  11. Tenth Ave Freeze Out
  12. The Promised Land
  13. The Wrestler
  14. Thunder Road
  15. Tougher Than The Rest

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Bryan Adams Section

bryan adams classic rock artists

Bryan Adams, born on November 5, 1959, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is a globally acclaimed rock artist recognized for his powerful vocals and prolific songwriting. Rising to fame in the 1980s, Adams achieved international success with his album "Reckless" (1984), which produced hits like "Summer of '69" and "Heaven."

Known for his raspy voice and timeless ballads, Adams has sold over 75 million records worldwide. His 1991 single "Everything I Do (I Do It for You)," featured in the film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," became a massive success, topping charts globally and earning him a Grammy Award.

Beyond his chart-topping achievements, Adams holds the distinction of receiving the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia, recognizing his contributions to music and philanthropy. With a career spanning decades, he remains a celebrated figure in the rock genre, known for his enduring melodies and heartfelt lyrics that resonate across generations.

  1. Can't Stop This Thing We Started
  2. Could #9
  3. Cuts Like A Knife
  4. Everything I Do
  5. Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman
  6. Heaven
  7. Run To You
  8. Straight From The Heart
  9. Summer Of 69
  10. When You Love Someone

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Chris Isaak Section

chris isaak classic rock artist

Chris Isaak, born on June 26, 1956, in Stockton, California, is a versatile American musician celebrated for his soulful voice and timeless rockabilly sound. Isaak's breakthrough came with his 1989 album "Heart Shaped World," featuring the iconic hit "Wicked Game" known for its haunting melody.

His music often reflects a blend of rock, blues, and country, earning him critical acclaim and a devoted fan base. Isaak's achievements include a Grammy nomination for "Wicked Game" and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Beyond his musical talents, he has delved into acting, showcasing his versatility.

Isaak's charismatic stage presence and heartfelt ballads have solidified his status as a respected artist, with albums like "Forever Blue" (1995) and "Speak of the Devil" (1998) adding to his legacy. With a career spanning decades, Chris Isaak continues to captivate audiences with his timeless sound and remains an influential figure in the world of rock music.

  1. Blue Hotel
  2. Fade Away
  3. I Wonder
  4. I'm Not Waiting
  5. King Without A Castle
  6. Wicked Game

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David Bowie Section

david bowie classic rock artist

David Bowie, born on January 8, 1947, in London, England, was a groundbreaking artist who transcended musical genres and became a cultural icon. With a career spanning over five decades, Bowie's chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pioneer in rock, pop, and electronic music.

Rising to fame with "Space Oddity" in 1969, Bowie's alter ego Ziggy Stardust marked the glam rock era with the album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" (1972). His innovative approach continued with the soul-inspired "Young Americans" (1975) and the electronic-infused "Low" (1977). Bowie's iconic hits include "Let's Dance" (1983) and "Heroes" (1977). Beyond music, Bowie's impact extended to acting with notable roles in films like "Labyrinth."

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. Bowie's exploration of identity, artistic expression, and genre-blending left an indelible mark on the music industry, solidifying him as a legendary figure whose influence continues to resonate globally.

  1. Changes
  2. Hero's
  3. Rebel Rebel
  4. Space Oddity
  5. Starman
  6. Ziggy Stardust

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Elton John Section

elton john classic rock artist

Elton John, born Reginald Dwight on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England, is a music legend known for his flamboyant style, powerful vocals, and prolific songwriting. Rising to fame in the early 1970s, Elton John's partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin produced timeless hits, including "Your Song" (1970) and "Rocket Man" (1972). His 1973 album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" showcased his versatility, featuring classics like "Bennie and the Jets" and "Candle in the Wind."

Renowned for his dynamic stage presence and elaborate costumes, Elton John's live performances are synonymous with musical excellence. With over 300 million records sold worldwide, he ranks among the best-selling music artists. In 1994, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to music and charity work.

Elton John's impact extends beyond music; his rewritten version of "Candle in the Wind" in 1997, dedicated to Princess Diana, became one of the best-selling singles in history. Knighted in 1998, Sir Elton John's enduring influence, philanthropy, and resilience in the face of adversity make him a true musical icon.

  1. Bennie And The Jets
  2. Candle In The Wind
  3. Capt Fantastic
  4. Country Comfort
  5. Crocodile Rock
  6. Daniel
  7. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  8. Empty Garden
  9. Friends
  10. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  11. Honky Cat
  12. Mama Can't Buy You Love
  13. Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
  14. Nikita
  15. Philadelphia Freedom
  16. Runaway Train
  17. Sacrifice
  18. Sad Songs
  19. Sartorial Eloquence
  20. Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting
  21. Someone Saved My Life
  22. Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  23. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  24. Talking Old Soldiers
  25. Teacher I Need You
  26. Tiny Dancer 

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George Harrison Section

george harrison classic rock artist

George Harrison, born on February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, England, was a pivotal figure in the realm of rock music. As the lead guitarist of The Beatles, he contributed not only his exceptional guitar skills but also his songwriting talents.

Harrison's compositions, such as "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," showcased his profound musical depth and played a crucial role in shaping the band's later sound. Post-Beatles, Harrison continued his impactful solo career with hits like "My Sweet Lord" from his triple album "All Things Must Pass" (1970). Known for his interest in Indian spirituality, Harrison's influence extended beyond music.

He organized the groundbreaking Concert for Bangladesh in 1971, one of the first major benefit concerts. Harrison's commitment to humanitarian efforts earned him the Grammy Award for Album of the Year as a producer of "The Concert for Bangladesh." An inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both as a Beatle and a solo artist, George Harrison's legacy resonates through his timeless music and enduring impact on the cultural landscape.

  1. Behind That Locked Door
  2. Blow Away
  3. Crackerbox Palace
  4. Give Me Love
  5. If Not For You
  6. My Sweet Lord
  7. Set On You
  8. What Is Life

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gerry rafferty classic rock artist

Gerry Rafferty, born on April 16, 1947, in Paisley, Scotland, was a highly regarded singer-songwriter and musician known for his distinctive voice and compelling songwriting. Rising to fame as a member of the folk-rock band Stealers Wheel in the 1970s, Rafferty gained international recognition with the hit single "Stuck in the Middle with You."

However, it was his solo career that solidified his place in music history. The release of his album "City to City" in 1978 brought immense success, featuring the iconic single "Baker Street." The saxophone riff in "Baker Street" became instantly recognizable and contributed to the song's enduring popularity. Rafferty's songwriting prowess extended to hits like "Right Down the Line" and "Days Gone Down," showcasing his ability to craft melodic and introspective tunes.

Despite facing challenges in the later years of his career, Gerry Rafferty's impact on the music industry is lasting, with his songs continuing to resonate with audiences worldwide. His legacy as a skilled songwriter and performer endures through the timeless appeal of his music.

  1. A New Beginning
  2. Baker Street
  3. Days Gone Down
  4. Get It Right Next Time
  5. Right Down The Line
  6. Stealin' Time
  7. Whatever's Written In Your Heart

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Glenn Frey Section

glenn frey classic rock artist

Glenn Frey, born on November 6, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan, was a prolific American musician and founding member of the iconic rock band Eagles. Renowned for his vocals, guitar skills, and songwriting, Frey played a pivotal role in shaping the sound of the Eagles. The band's debut album, "Eagles" (1972), marked the beginning of their remarkable journey to becoming one of the best-selling bands in history.

Frey's collaboration with Don Henley produced timeless hits like "Take It Easy" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling." The 1976 album "Hotel California" solidified the Eagles' status with the Grammy-winning title track and "New Kid in Town." In addition to his success with the Eagles, Frey achieved solo acclaim with chart-toppers like "The One You Love" and "Smuggler's Blues." His versatility extended to acting, notably in the television series "Miami Vice."

Glenn Frey's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Eagles in 1998 and the band's Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 reflect his enduring influence on rock music. Frey's legacy lives on through the timeless melodies and poetic lyrics that continue to resonate with fans around the world.

  1. Route 66
  2. The One You Love
  3. True Love
  4. Worried Mind

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Huey Lewis Section

huey lewis classic rock artists

Huey Lewis, born Hugh Anthony Cregg III on July 5, 1950, in New York City, is an American singer, songwriter, and frontman of the band Huey Lewis and the News. With a career spanning several decades, Lewis and his band rose to prominence in the 1980s with their infectious blend of rock and soul, earning them widespread acclaim.

The album "Sports" (1983) catapulted them to superstardom, featuring chart-topping hits like "The Heart of Rock & Roll" and "I Want a New Drug." Known for his distinctive voice and energetic stage presence, Lewis became an iconic figure of the era's music scene. The band's soundtrack contributions to popular films like "Back to the Future" further solidified their impact. Beyond commercial success, Huey Lewis and the News received critical recognition, including Grammy Awards for their catchy and well-crafted tunes.

Lewis's ability to infuse rock with a soulful groove resonated with audiences, making him a lasting influence on the music landscape. Despite facing health challenges later in his career, Huey Lewis's contributions to rock and his enduring popularity underline his status as a beloved and influential artist.

  1. Hip To Be Square
  2. I Want A New Drug
  3. Stuck On You
  4. The Heart Of Rock And Roll
  5. The Power Of Love

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Jackson Browne Section

jackson browne classic rock artist

Jackson Browne, born on October 9, 1948, in Heidelberg, Germany, is a revered American singer-songwriter known for his introspective lyrics and folk-rock melodies. Emerging in the 1970s, Browne swiftly became a prominent figure in the Southern California rock scene. His self-titled debut album in 1972 garnered attention with songs like "Doctor My Eyes."

Browne's poetic and socially conscious songwriting reached new heights with the release of "Late for the Sky" (1974) and "The Pretender" (1976), showcasing his ability to blend personal narratives with larger societal themes. The 1980s brought further success with albums like "Hold Out" (1980) and "Lawyers in Love" (1983). Browne's timeless ballads, such as "Running on Empty" and "These Days," resonate with audiences for their emotional depth and authenticity.

Beyond his solo career, he collaborated with legendary musicians like the Eagles and co-wrote songs with Glenn Frey. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, Jackson Browne's impact extends beyond his chart-topping records to his influence on the singer-songwriter genre, solidifying his place as a celebrated and enduring figure in American music.

  1. Alive In The World
  2. Call It A Loan
  3. Crazy Love
  4. Doctor My Eyes
  5. If I Only Had A Brain
  6. I Thought I Had A Brain
  7. Love Needs A Heart
  8. My Redneck Friend
  9. My Stunning Mystery Companion
  10. Ready Or Not
  11. Running On Empty
  12. Somebody's Baby
  13. Some Bridges (Carrying Your Smile With Me)
  14. The Pretender
  15. The Road
  16. These Days

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Joe Walsh Section

joe walsh classic rock artist

Joe Walsh, born on November 20, 1947, in Wichita, Kansas, is an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter known for his unique guitar style and diverse musical contributions. Rising to fame as a member of the James Gang in the late 1960s, Walsh's guitar prowess became evident in hits like "Funk #49."

He later joined the Eagles in 1975, contributing to their iconic sound with memorable guitar solos on classics such as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane." Walsh's solo career flourished with albums like "But Seriously, Folks..." (1978), featuring the hit single "Life's Been Good." Renowned for his wit and humor, Walsh's musical versatility extends to his work with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Eagles in 1998, Joe Walsh's enduring influence on rock music is marked not only by his technical skill but also by his ability to infuse humor and personality into his performances, making him a respected and beloved figure in the rock genre.

  1. Help Me Through The Night
  2. In The City
  3. Life Of Illusion
  4. One Day At A Time
  5. Rosewood Bitters

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John Lennon Section

john lennon classic rock artist

John Lennon, born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, was a transformative force in the world of music and culture. As a founding member of The Beatles, Lennon's songwriting prowess and innovative spirit played a pivotal role in the band's global success. Hits like "Imagine," "Hey Jude," and "A Hard Day's Night" showcased his lyrical depth and musical versatility.

Beyond The Beatles, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced enduring classics such as "Imagine," an anthem for peace and unity. Known for his activism, Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono used their platform to advocate for peace during the Vietnam War era, famously staging bed-ins for peace. Lennon's artistic journey wasn't confined to music; he explored avant-garde and experimental ventures, reflecting his constant quest for creative expression.

Tragically, Lennon's life was cut short when he was shot and killed outside his New York City apartment on December 8, 1980. His impact, however, endures through his timeless music and his influence on the cultural and social landscapes of the 20th century. John Lennon's legacy remains indelible, his artistry and messages of peace continuing to inspire generations worldwide.

  1. Crippled Inside
  2. Happy Christmas
  3. Imagine
  4. Jealous Guy
  5. Mind Games
  6. Oh My Love
  7. Out The Blue
  8. Real Love
  9. Stand By Me
  10. Starting Over
  11. Watching The Wheels
  12. Woman

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john mellencamp classic rock artist

John Mellencamp, born on October 7, 1951, in Seymour, Indiana, is a prominent American rock singer-songwriter celebrated for his heartland rock style and reflective, socially conscious lyrics. Rising to fame in the 1980s, Mellencamp's authenticity and raw storytelling earned him widespread acclaim. His breakthrough album, "American Fool" (1982), featured the chart-topping hit "Jack and Diane," establishing him as a leading figure in the heartland rock movement.

Mellencamp's music often explores themes of rural life, small-town struggles, and the American experience. Over the course of his career, he has released a string of successful albums, including "Scarecrow" (1985) and "The Lonesome Jubilee" (1987), showcasing his ability to blend rock with folk, blues, and country influences.

John's commitment to his roots is evident in songs like "Pink Houses" and "Small Town." Beyond music, he has delved into painting and activism. Notably, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. John Mellencamp's enduring legacy lies not only in his chart-topping records but also in his ability to capture the essence of the American heartland, making him a respected and influential figure in the rock genre.

  1. Ain't Even Done With The Night
  2. Authority Song
  3. Check It Out
  4. Cherry Bomb
  5. Hurt So Good
  6. I Saw You First
  7. Jack & Diane
  8. Longest Days
  9. Paper In Fire
  10. Pink Houses
  11. Rain On The Scarecrow
  12. R.O.C.K. In The USA
  13. Someday The Rains Will Fall
  14. Troubled Man
  15. Wasted Days
  16. Wild Night

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Kid Rock Section

kid rock classic rock artist

Kid Rock, born Robert James Ritchie on January 17, 1971, in Romeo, Michigan, is a versatile American musician known for his eclectic blend of rock, country, and hip-hop. Rising from the Detroit music scene, Kid Rock gained prominence with his breakthrough album, "Devil Without a Cause" (1998), featuring hits like "Bawitdaba" and "Cowboy."

His ability to seamlessly fuse genres contributed to the album's massive success, eventually achieving Diamond certification. Kid Rock's subsequent albums, including "Cocky" (2001) and "Rock N Roll Jesus" (2007), continued to showcase his musical diversity and garnered critical acclaim. Beyond his music, Kid Rock has ventured into acting and philanthropy, supporting various causes. He's recognized for his live performances, combining high-energy rock with country influences.

Kid Rock's career spans not only music but also politics, as he briefly explored a run for the U.S. Senate in 2017. His impact on the music industry, characterized by genre-blurring innovation and energetic stage presence, has solidified Kid Rock as a dynamic and influential figure in the contemporary music landscape.

  1. All Summer Long
  2. Born Free
  3. Picture
  4. Single Father
  5. Slow My Roll

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Nick Lowe Section

nick lowe classic rock artist

Nick Lowe, born on March 24, 1949, in Walton-on-Thames, England, is a highly influential British singer-songwriter and producer known for his significant contributions to the punk and new wave music scenes. Lowe began his musical journey as a founding member of the pub rock band Brinsley Schwarz in the early 1970s, gaining attention for his songwriting prowess.

His solo career took flight with the release of albums like "Jesus of Cool" (1978) and "Labour of Lust" (1979), featuring the hit single "Cruel to Be Kind." Lowe's distinct blend of rock, pop, and country styles, coupled with his clever and witty lyrics, set him apart in the industry. As a producer, he worked with iconic acts like Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, and The Damned, leaving an indelible mark on the punk and new wave movements.

Lowe's enduring influence on the music landscape, his ability to seamlessly traverse genres, and his celebrated work as a songwriter and producer collectively highlight his status as a respected and influential figure in the world of rock music.

  1. Cruel To Be Kind
  2. Heart Of The City
  3. I Knew The Bride When She Used To Rock N Roll
  4. The Beast In Me
  5. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road

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Paul McCartney Section

paul mccartney classic rock artist

Paul McCartney, born on June 18, 1942, in Liverpool, England, is an iconic British musician whose impact on the world of music is immeasurable. As a founding member of The Beatles, McCartney played a pivotal role in revolutionizing popular music during the 1960s. His collaborative songwriting with John Lennon produced timeless classics such as "Yesterday," "Let It Be," and "Hey Jude."

After The Beatles disbanded, McCartney continued to soar as a solo artist, forming the band Wings and delivering hits like "Band on the Run" and "Live and Let Die." His artistic versatility is evident in his ability to effortlessly transition between genres, from rock and pop to classical and electronic music. McCartney's solo album, "Flowers in the Dirt" (1989), exemplifies his enduring creativity.

Beyond his musical accomplishments, he is recognized for his philanthropy, animal rights advocacy, and knighthood bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997. With numerous Grammy Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Paul McCartney remains a living legend, his influence continuing to shape the landscape of popular music across generations.

  1. Band On The Run
  2. Every Night
  3. Listen To What The Man Said
  4. Mull Of Kintyre
  5. My Love
  6. No More Lonely Nights

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phil collins classic rock artist

Phil Collins, born on January 30, 1951, in London, England, is a versatile and accomplished musician, renowned for his impact as a drummer, singer, and songwriter. Rising to prominence as the drummer and eventually the lead vocalist for Genesis, Collins contributed to the band's progressive rock era before achieving massive success as a solo artist. His solo career took flight with the release of "Face Value" (1981), featuring the emotionally charged hit "In the Air Tonight."

Collins continued to dominate the charts with subsequent albums like "No Jacket Required" (1985), which earned him multiple Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Known for his distinctive voice and impactful drumming, Collins produced a string of hits, including "Against All Odds," "Sussudio," and "Another Day in Paradise." Beyond his musical achievements, Collins made notable contributions to film soundtracks, winning an Academy Award for the song "You'll Be in My Heart" from Disney's Tarzan (1999).

His remarkable career spans rock, pop, and soul, and his influence on the music industry is exemplified by his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Genesis in 2010. Phil Collins remains a musical icon, leaving an indelible mark on the global music landscape.

  1. Another Day In Paradise
  2. Easy Lover
  3. Groovy Kind Of Love
  4. In The Air Tonight
  5. On My Way
  6. You Can't Hurry Love

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Richard Marx Section

richard marx classic rock artist

Richard Marx, born on September 16, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois, is a prolific American singer, songwriter, and producer whose impact on the music industry spans decades. Rising to fame in the late 1980s, Marx's self-titled debut album (1987) yielded four Top 5 singles, including "Hold On to the Nights" and "Don't Mean Nothing," showcasing his soulful voice and knack for crafting emotive ballads.

With a career marked by consistent chart success, Marx continued to dominate the airwaves throughout the 1990s with hits like "Right Here Waiting" and "Now and Forever." His versatile songwriting skills, blending rock and pop sensibilities, contributed to his enduring popularity. Beyond his solo career, Marx collaborated with numerous artists, including Luther Vandross and Keith Urban.

Notably, he has received Grammy Awards for songwriting and remains the only male artist to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Richard Marx's ability to craft timeless melodies and poignant lyrics has solidified his status as a respected and enduring figure in the contemporary music landscape.

  1. It Don't Mean Nothing
  2. Not In Love
  3. Take This Heart
  4. When You Love Me

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ringo starr classic rock artist

Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, in Liverpool, England, is a celebrated English musician best known as the drummer for The Beatles. Joining the band in 1962, Starr contributed his distinctive drumming style to some of the most iconic songs in music history, including "Yellow Submarine" and "With a Little Help from My Friends."

Beyond his drumming talents, Starr stepped into the solo spotlight with hits like "Photograph" and "It Don't Come Easy." His easygoing charm and humorous personality endeared him to fans, earning him the nickname "the lovable Beatle." Starr's solo career flourished, marked by collaborations with fellow musicians and his All-Starr Band. Notably, he was the last Beatle to be knighted, receiving the honor in 2018 for his services to music.

Beyond music, Starr has pursued acting and art, showcasing his multifaceted talents. His induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, first with The Beatles in 1988 and later as a solo artist in 2015, underscores his enduring influence on the world of music and culture. Ringo Starr remains a beloved figure, cherished for his role in shaping the sound of one of the greatest bands in history and his vibrant solo career.

  1. It Don't Come Easy
  2. Photograph
  3. The No No Song
  4. You're Sixteen

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Rod Stewart Section

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Rod Stewart, born on January 10, 1945, in London, England, is an iconic British rock singer and songwriter known for his distinctive raspy voice and charismatic stage presence. Rising to fame in the late 1960s with the Jeff Beck Group and Faces, Stewart's solo career soared in the 1970s with albums like "Every Picture Tells a Story" (1971) and "Never a Dull Moment" (1972).

His ability to blend rock, folk, and blues elements produced timeless hits like "Maggie May" and "You Wear It Well." Stewart continued to dominate charts in the 1980s with anthems such as "Young Turks" and "Infatuation." Renowned for his energetic performances, Stewart's gravelly voice and flamboyant style became trademarks of his enduring career. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, he has earned numerous awards, including Grammy and Brit Awards.

Beyond music, Stewart's charm and humor have made him a beloved figure, evident in his knighthood bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2016. Rod Stewart's influence extends beyond his chart-topping records; he remains a rock and roll legend celebrated for his enduring impact on the global music scene.

  1. Forever Young
  2. I Don't Want To Talk About It
  3. Maggie May
  4. Mandolin Wind
  5. Ohh La La
  6. Sailing
  7. Some Guys Have All The Luck
  8. The First Cut Is The Deepest
  9. The Killing Of Georgie
  10. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  11. You Wear It Well
  12. You're In My Heart

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Santana Section

  1. Everybody's Coming Our Way
  2. Evil Ways
  3. Smooth

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Steve Miller Section

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Steve Miller, born on October 5, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is an influential American rock musician celebrated for his distinctive sound that blends blues, rock, and psychedelic elements. Emerging in the late 1960s, Miller formed the Steve Miller Band, which went on to become a major force in the rock scene.

Notably, their breakthrough album, "Fly Like an Eagle" (1976), showcased Miller's musical versatility with hits like "Rock'n Me" and the iconic title track. The band's earlier works, including "The Joker" (1973), featuring the eponymous hit, solidified Miller's reputation for crafting catchy and innovative songs. His guitar skills and soulful vocals contributed to his enduring success, marked by a string of chart-topping albums.

Beyond his musical achievements, Miller has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, recognizing his impact on the genre. With his trademark bluesy sound and chart-topping hits, Steve Miller continues to be a celebrated figure in the rock landscape, leaving an indelible mark on the history of American music.

  1. Dance Dance Dance
  2. Fly Like An Eagle
  3. Jet Airliner
  4. Jungle Love
  5. Serenade
  6. Swingtown
  7. Take The Money And Run
  8. The Joker
  9. True Fine Love
  10. Wintertime

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Tom Petty Section

tom petty classic rock artist

Tom Petty, born on October 20, 1950, in Gainesville, Florida, was an influential American rock musician renowned for his heartfelt songwriting and distinctive voice. Founding Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1976, the band quickly became a cornerstone of American rock, producing hits like "American Girl," "Refugee," and "Free Fallin'."

Petty's music, rooted in classic rock with a touch of Southern influences, resonated with audiences across generations. His solo career further showcased his artistic prowess, evident in albums like "Full Moon Fever" (1989), featuring the iconic "I Won't Back Down." Beyond his musical achievements, Petty championed artistic freedom, famously standing against industry pressures. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, his impact extends beyond chart success, solidifying his legacy as a rock icon.

Tragically, Petty passed away in 2017, leaving behind a catalog of timeless songs that continue to resonate with fans worldwide. Tom Petty's contributions to rock and his unwavering commitment to authenticity make him a celebrated figure, forever remembered for his enduring influence on the landscape of American music.

  1. Breakdown
  2. Don't Do Me Like That
  3. Free Fallin
  4. I Won't Back Down
  5. Learning To Fly
  6. Refugee
  7. Stop Draggin My Heart Around

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Van Morrison Section

van morrison classic rock artist

Van Morrison, born on August 31, 1945, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a highly influential Irish singer-songwriter recognized for his soulful voice and genre-defying musical style. Rising to prominence as the lead singer of Them in the mid-1960s, Morrison's distinctive vocal delivery and poetic lyrics garnered attention.

His solo career reached new heights with the release of the critically acclaimed album "Astral Weeks" (1968), showcasing his ability to fuse folk, jazz, and R&B. Hits like "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Moondance" solidified his reputation for crafting timeless classics that transcend musical boundaries. Morrison's soulful, introspective approach to songwriting and his unparalleled vocal range have earned him numerous accolades, including inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Beyond his chart-topping success, Morrison's commitment to artistic integrity and his exploration of diverse musical genres make him a revered figure in the music industry. With a career spanning over five decades, Van Morrison continues to captivate audiences with his evocative storytelling and rich musical tapestry, leaving an indelible mark on the world of rock and soul.

  1. Big Blue Diamonds
  2. Bright Side Of The Road
  3. Brown Eyed Girl
  4. Days Like This
  5. Domino
  6. Gypsy In My Soul
  7. Into The Mystic
  8. Problems
  9. Reminds Me Of You
  10. Someone Like You
  11. Tupelo Honey

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warren zevon classic rock artist

Warren Zevon, born on January 24, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, was a maverick American singer-songwriter known for his dark humor, sharp wit, and eclectic musical style. Rising to prominence in the 1970s, Zevon released acclaimed albums like "Warren Zevon" (1976) and "Excitable Boy" (1978), featuring his signature hits "Werewolves of London" and "Lawyers, Guns and Money."

His music, blending rock, folk, and a touch of the bizarre, showcased his storytelling prowess. Despite facing commercial challenges, Zevon gained a cult following for his lyrical depth and distinctive voice.

Notably, Zevon collaborated with renowned artists, contributing to albums by Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, and The Eagles. His unpredictable yet captivating live performances solidified his status as a musician's musician. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Zevon's final album, "The Wind" (2003), earned him two posthumous Grammy Awards.

Beyond his musical legacy, Zevon's legacy endures for his irreverent spirit and refusal to conform to industry norms. A unique voice in the rock landscape, Warren Zevon's influence persists, celebrated by fans and fellow artists alike for his fearless approach to music and life.

  1. Excitable Boy
  2. Lawyers Guns & Money
  3. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
  4. Werewolves Of London
  5. When Johnny Strikes Up The Band

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Mixed Vol 1 Section

These mixed sections have a variety of individual artists.

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  1. Andrew Bird - Faithless Ghost
  2. Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy
  3. Andy Taylor - Take It Easy
  4. Beck - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
  5. Billy Idol - White Wedding
  6. Billy Mann - Killed By A Flower
  7. Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
  8. Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
  9. Bryan Ferry - This Is Tomorrow
  10. Chris Cornell - Nothing Compares To U
  11. Chris Thompson - If You Remember Me
  12. Daughtry - Battleships
  13. Dave Mason - We Just Disagree
  14. David Gray - Babylon
  15. Don Felder - All Of You
  16. Donnie Iris - Ah Leah
  17. Edwin McCain - Couldn't Love You More
  18. Gary Moore - Over The Hills And Far Away
  19. Greg Kihn - The Breakup Song
  20. Steve Forbert - Romeo's Tune

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Mixed Vol 2 Section

This section currently has 18 artists/songs in this section. They include;

james blunt classic rock artist
  1. Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently, Sugar Sugar
  2. Billy Squirer - Lonely Is The Night, Nobody Knows
  3. David Wilcox - Eye Of The Hurricane
  4. George Thorogood - Move It On Over
  5. Henry Gross - Meet Me On The Corner
  6. Herman Brood - Never Be Clever, Shannon
  7. Ian Goom - Hold On
  8. Jackie Green - Mexican Girl
  9. Jason Wade - You Belong To Me
  10. Jeff Healy - Angel Eyes
  11. Jimmy Barnes - Good Times
  12. John Stewart - Gold
  13. John Waite - Missing You
  14. Jon Anderson - Wondrous Stories
  15. JP Cooper - September Song
  16. Kim Larson - This Is My Life
  17. Levon Helm - Hurricane, When I Go Away
  18. Martin Briley - You Ain't Worth The Salt In My Tears
  19. Matt Anderson - I'm On Fire
  20. Michael Penn - No Myth
  21. Michael Stanley - Let's Get The Show On The Road
  22. Nick Cave - Red Right Hand
  23. Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good

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Mixed Vol 3 Section

In here are 21 artists currently as follows;

dave edmunds classic rock artist
  1. Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking, Queen Of Hearts
  2. Everlast - Lonely Road
  3. Henry Lee Summer - I Wish I Had A Girl
  4. James - Laid
  5. John Cafferty - Tender Years
  6. Otis Day - Shama Lama Ding Dong
  7. Paolo Nutini - Jenny Don't Be Hasty
  8. Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill, The Book Of Love
  9. Peter Schilling - Major Tom
  10. Philip Phillips - Miles
  11. Rick Derringer - Rock N Roll Hoochie Coo
  12. Rivers Cuomo - Annie's Song
  13. Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love, Every Kind Of People
  14. Roddy Frame - How Men Are
  15. Rory Gallagher - Goin To My Home Town
  16. Rupert Holmes - Escape
  17. Sammy Johns - Chevy Van
  18. Stephen Bishop - It Might Be You
  19. Steve Winwood - Higher Love
  20. Tal Bachman - She's So High
  21. Ted Nugent - Free For All
  22. Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light
  23. Tommy Tutone - Jenny Jenny 867-5309
  24. Tony Carey - I Can Stop The World
  25. Walter Egan - Magnet And Steel
  26. Webb Wilder - If You're Looking For A Fool
  27. Zakk Wylde - Cry Me A River

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Here are the mixed artists in this section

paul young classic rock artist

  1. Dan Baird - I Love You Period
  2. Dave Barnes - On A Night Like This
  3. Dave Matthews - The Maker, Whiter Shade Of Pale
  4. Elvis Costello - Alison
  5. Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
  6. Meatloaf - You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth
  7. Paul Davis - I Go Crazy, Sweet Life
  8. Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away

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Mixed Vol 5 Section

Here are the artists in this final rock artists section.

eddie van halen classic rock artist
  1. Al Stewart - Time Passages, Year Of The Cat
  2. Eddie Money - Bring On The Rain, Shakin, Two Tickets To Paradise
  3. Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
  4. Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talking
  5. J Geils - Centerfold
  6. Lenny Kravitz - Can't Get You Off My Mind, Stillness Of Heart
  7. Lindsay Buckingham - Holiday Road, On The Wrong Side
  8. Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
  9. Van Halen - Big Bad Bill, Ice Cream Man

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