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List Of Classic Rock Artists Songs
On The Acoustic

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Welcome to this list of classic rock artists songs page covering rock artists I have covered on the acoustic guitar. Help yourself to the free chord sheets and check out my demos.

If you require full lesson tutorials they are available for a small fee. See discount prices above.


Artists on this page:
Andy Kim - Henry Gross
Herman Brood - Ian Gomm
Jason Wade - Jackie Green
James Blunt - Jeff Healy
Jimmy Barnes - John Stewart
John Waite
JP Cooper - Jon Anderson
Kim Larson - Levon Helm
Martin Briley - Matt Anderson
Micheal Penn - Michael Stanley
Nick Cave - Nik Kershaw

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List Of Classic Rock Artists
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1. Angel Eyes - Jeff Healy

canadian rock arists

Angel Eyes hails from Jeff Healey's debut album back in 1988 entitled See The Light.

The song reached #5 on the US Billboard Top 100. John Hiatt also covered this song in 1994 and again in 1998.

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2. Gold - John Stewart

70s artists rock

Gold was one of three singles from the John Stewart album from 1979 called Bombs Away Dream Babies.

The song was a top 5 hit in Canada, Australia and the US. Stevie Nicks sang backup on the track but she did not appear in the music video.

He later stopped playing the song in concert claiming it was empty.

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3. Good Times - Jimmy Barnes

Good Times is an old song from The Easybeats and was first released as a single in 1968.  Jimmy Barnes and INXS decided to cover and record their version as a single in 1986.

The song went on to reach #2 in Australia but to my knowledge has never appeared on any Jimmy Barnes albums.

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4. Hold On - Ian Gomm

80s rock artists

Hold On is a single from Gomm's very first album released back in 1987 entitled "Summer Holiday".

The song did well reaching #18 in the US and #44 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a steady shuffle with a down down up down down pattern going on 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Dm, Am, A+, C, Gm
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5. Hurricane - Levon Helm

early rock and roll artists

Hurricane was not written by Levon Helm but he did included in on his 1980 album American Son.

Levon Helm never released his version as a single but Leon Everette did in 1981 and scored a #4 hit on the US Country charts.

In 2018, the rock band Band Of Heathens also covered the song.

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6. I'm On Fire - Matt Anderson

folk rock artists

I'm On Fire is of course is a song from Bruce Springsteen first released in 1985.

Canadian blues artist Matt Andersen from New Brunswick covered his version for the live album Live At Liberty Hotel. Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and John Mayer to mention a few, also covered this song.

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7. Let's Get The Show On The Road - Michael Stanley

hard rock artists

Let's Get The Show On The Road is a track from the Michael Stanley Band from their 1973 album Friends And Legends.

This track however was not released as a single.

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8. Mexican Girl - Jackie Greene

most underated rock artists

Mexican Girl is a track in Jackie Greene's 2002 album Gone Wanderin'.

This track was never released as a single.

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9. Missing You - John Waite

old rock artists

Missing You was the lead single from John Wait's 1984 album No Brakes.

The song reached #1 in the US and #9 in the UK. John Waite and Alison Krauss also recorded a bluegrass version for one of her albums in 2007.

Tina Turned also covered the song in 1996 as well as Brooks & Dunn in 1999.

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10. Never Be Clever - Herman Brood

soft rock artists

Never Be Clever released this song as a single and to my knowledge has not appeared on any of his albums.

Because Herman Brood is Dutch, the song reached the top 10 in the Dutch market.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = a few riffs in the rhythm
  • Chords = A, Asus(maj7), Gbm, D, E, Gbm, C, G
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11. No Myth - Michael Penn

pop rock artists

No Myth was Micheal Penn's only top 40 song when it peaked at #13 in the US in 1989.

The track can be found on his album March.

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12. Red Right Hand

stoner rock artists

Red Right Hand was a single from Nick Cave's album Let Love In which came out in 1994. The song was also used several TV shows and the film Scream and Dumb And Dumber.

Iggy Pop and Snoop Dog are a few artists who covered this song. The song peaked at #62 in Australia and #81 in the UK.


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13. Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim

Rock Me Gently came about from persistence by Andy Kim who had no record label and only enough money to record a single with two songs. Talk about a gutsy call, he put Rock Me Gently on side A and an instrumental version of Rock Me Gently on side B.

In 1974 the song hit #1 in the US and Canada, #2 in the UK and #10 in Ireland. It was his last top 10. Canadian Michelle Wright had a country hit in Canada in 1989 with a #7 hit. 

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14. Septemper Song - JP Cooper

solo rock artists

September Song was a single from English singer JP Cooper from his 2017 debut album Raised Under Grey Skies.

The song peaked at #7 in the UK.

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15. Shannon - Henry Gross

rock music artists

Shannon hit the airwaves in 1976 and reached #6 in the US and #1 in Canada and New Zealand for Henry Gross.

The song can be found on his album titled "Release".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up down up down up .. and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, Em, A7, A/Db, Bm, Bm/A, Bm/G#, Gb, G, A7sus, C, A7sus, Esus, E, Dsus4, D5 
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16. Sugar Sugar - Andy Kim

rock artists 90s

Sugar Sugar was the most successful bubblegum pop song of all time when it was released in 1969. The song was a #1 in the US and the UK. It was written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim and credited

to the fictional group and TV cartoon show The Archies. Wilson Pickett did a cover the following year and had a #4 hit on the R&B charts. 

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17. This Is My Life - Kim Larson

rock and roll artists

This Is My Life can be found on the album Gasolin' from 1976.

This Danish rock band, to my knowledge, never released this song was a single.

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18. When I Go Away - Levon Helm

pop rock artists

When I Go Away is a track from Levon Helms final album released in 2009 entitled Electric Dirt.

To my knowledge this song was never released as a single.

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19. Wondrous Stories - Yes / Jon Anderson

rock band artists

Wondrous Stories is from the group YES from their 1977 album Going For The One.

This was the first single from the album and reached #7 in the UK. It was a beautiful day in Montreux Switzerland when Jon Anderson finished writing the song after input from other members of the band.

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20. Wouldn't It Be Good - Nik Kershaw

irish rock artists

Wouldn't It Be Good is a track from Nik Kershaw's 1984 album Human Racing.

The song was a #4 hit in the UK and a top 10 in Canada and Australia. Kershaw played this number at the Live aid show in Wembley Stadium in July 1985.

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21. You Ain't Worth The Salt In My Tears - Martin Briley

heavy metal rock artists

You Ain't Worth The Salt In My Tears is from the 1983 album One Night With A Stranger.

The single did reach #36 in the US and was his only big song.

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22. You Belong To Me - Jason Wade

90s rock artists

You Belong To Me is an old number from 1952. It's been covered thru the years by many artists including Dean Martin, Tony Curtis, Bette Midler and others.

Jason Wade did a version for the 2001 animated film Shrek.

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23. You're Beautiful - James Blunt

british rock artists

You're Beautiful is a track from James Blunts debut album from 2004 Back To Bedlam.

This song was a monster hit for Blunt reaching #1 in Canada, the US, the UK and #2 in Australia.

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