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1. The Searchers

Needles And Pins was co-written with Sonny Bono of Sonny & Cher fame. Lots of artists took a swing at this song including Jackie DeShannon who recorded it in 1963, Smokie in 1977.

The Searchers version came out in 1964 and was a #1 in Ireland, the UK and South Africa and hit #13 In the US. The ong appeared on their album "It's The Searchers".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No just a riff
  • Chords: G, Em, C, D, A, B7, G, Gb, B, Abm
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2. The Seekers

A World Of Our Own was released back in 1965 and became a top 10 in several countries including a #1 in South Africa. It peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This one hails from the album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up  and repeat
  • Picking = main riff
  • Chords = G, D, C, Bm, Em, A7, E7, B7, D7
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Georgy Girl may have varying lyrics out there to this song. It was released in 1966 by The Seekers and was used in a film of the same name.

In Australia is reached #1 in early 1967, #3 in the UK and also hit #1 in the US. The album release in the US was changed from the British release of "Come The Day" to "Georgy Girl".  Download The Seekers Georgy Girl lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up stop up down up stop up and repeat
  • Picking = main picking riff
  • Chords = C, Em, F, Gsus, G, A#, Am, E7, D7, Am/G
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I'll Never Find Another You was written by Tom Springfield who helped pen many hits by The Seekers. This one became their first #1 in the UK in 1965 and

can be found on "The Best Of The Seekers" album.

In the US the song reached #4 and #2 on two separate charts.

In 1967, country artist Sonny James took it to #1.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = main picking riff
  • Chords = G, C, D, A7, D7, Bm, D/C
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Red Rubber Ball was co-written by guitarist Bruce Woodley and Paul Simon and recorded by The Cyrkle back in 1966. They were an opening act for Simon & Garfunkel at the time and Simon offered the group the song.

They score a #1 In Canada, South Africa and New Zealand and a #2 in the US.

The Seekers also recorded the song and have it on their "Come The Day" album. 

Mel Torme, Neil Diamond and Cliff Richard are some of the artists who have also covered the song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No 
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Riff
  • Chords = G, Em, Bm, C, D, D/Gb, Am, B7
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3. The Turtles

Happy Together was released as a single by The Turtles back in 1967 and reached #1 in the US market although they did have a few top 10 hits.

This one hails from the album "Happy Together".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 4th fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up and repeat with some shuffle strumming
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Dm, C, A#, A, Am7, F
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4. The Yardbirds

For Your Love was a departure from the blues sound of this band when they recorded and released this song in 1965. It became a top 10 in both the UK and the US. But in spite of that, guitarist Eric Clapton left the band because the band took this direction.

The song is from their 1965 studio album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Em, G, A, Am, B, E, Dbm
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5. The Youngbloods

The Wine Song was never released as a single by the group.

It can be found on their 1967 album "Earth Music".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G7, G, C, C7, F, E7, A7, D7, B7 
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6. The Young Rascals

Good Lovin was a single release by The Young Rascals in 1966. The song had been recorded twice before the Rascals did their version. 

The song hti #1 in the US in the spring of 1966 and can be found on their album "The Young Rascals".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up
  • Picking: a little and a few riffs
  • Chords: D, G, A, E
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7. The Zombies

Time Of The Season was a 1968 release from the Odessey and Oracle album. It took over a year of airplay before this song made any traction.

But traction it did by reaching # 3 on Billboard and #1 on the US Cashbox chart.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down down up down up will work - this one has a riff with a quick shuffle
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Em, C, G, G6, Am7
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8. Tom Paxton

I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound was a single from 1964 released off of Paxton's "Ramblin Boy" album.

Many consider this his debut album because it was with a major label (Elektra Records).

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No but a few riffs in the rhythm
  • Chords = Dm, G, C, G6, Am, Am/G, F
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The Last Thing On My Mind hails from Paxton's debut album "Ramblin Boy" and by far became his most successful song, but to my knowledge was never released as a single by Paxton. 

It was a duet by Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner in 1967 which brought the song to the masses on commercial radio with their single peaking at #7 in the US.

Over the many years dozens of people have recorded this song including John Denver, Hank Snow, Liam Clancy and many others. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D
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9. We Five

You Were On My Mind was a folk song originally by Canadian artists Ian and Sylvia Tyson. We Five turned it into a pop hit in 1965, scoring a #1 on the US charts.

The track can be found on the album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd Fret
  • Rhythm: all down strokes
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, G, A, Em, Gbm, Gb, B7, E, Abm, Gbm, Ab
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10. Woody Guthrie

This Land Is Your Land was written by Woody Guthrie in 1940 after getting tired of hearing Kate Smith sing God Bless America. The melody is from a Carter family number called "When The World's On Fire".

After he wrote the song, he forgot about it for 4 years until 1944 when he first recorded the song on The Asch Recordings Vol 1 album. Moses Asch was the person who recorded these songs by Woody over a 5 year period.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D, D7
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11. Zagar & Evans

In The Year 2525 was released by Zager and Evans,  who were a duo in the 1960's.

This #1 song in 1969 in both the US and the UK. It was released five years earlier but didn't do much on the charts until the duo got on the RCA label.

  • Drop D Tuning =  No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = shuffle in the beginning then down down down down up and repeat 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = Abm, Gb, E, D#, Am, G, F, A#m
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