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Top Hits Of The 50s
On The Acoustic

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Step back in time to the golden era of music with my top hits of the 50s of tutorials on how to play iconic songs from the 1950s on the acoustic guitar.

From the infectious rhythms of Elvis Presley to the heartfelt melodies of Buddy Holly, dive into the timeless classics that defined an era.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned guitarist, these tutorials will guide you through the chords, strumming patterns, and techniques needed to bring these legendary tracks to life. Let's journey back to the birth of rock 'n' roll and rediscover the magic of 1950s music.


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Some of the artists below have their own pages while others are on a mixed page, but all song titles I have lessons for are listed below.

* Buddy Holly - Elvis Presley
* Johnny Rivers - Ricky Nelson
* The Everly Brothers

* Best Music Of The 50s --->Billy Roberts, Buddy Knox, Chubby Checker, Eddie Cochran, Jimmy Rodgers, Ritchie Valens

* Popular Music In The 50s --->Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Crows, The Teddy Bears

* Popular Music From The 50s --->Bill Haley And The Comets, Bobby Vee, Del Shannon, Fats Domino, Los Lobos, Melvin Endsley, Otis Day & The Nights

Top Hits Of The 50s
Chords, Lyrics, Demos, Tutorials

Buddy Holly Section

This artist is divided into two sections as follows.

Best Of Buddy Holly Songs

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  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. I'm Gonna Love You Too
  8. Listen To Me
  9. Maybe Baby

Best of Buddy Holly songs is here.

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Best Songs By Buddy Holly

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  1. Oh Boy
  2. Peggy Sue
  3. Rave on
  4. Reminiscing
  5. Rockin' Around With Ollie Vee
  6. Tell Me How
  7. That'll Be The Day
  8. Think It Over
  9. True Love Ways
  10. Words Of Love

Best songs by Buddy Holly is here.

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Elvis Presley Section

There are over 100 Elvis songs to explore here broken up into five separate sections.

Easy Elvis Songs On Guitar

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  1. A Mess Of Blues
  2. Blue Christmas
  3. Devil In Disguise
  4. Doin The Best I Can
  5. Don't Cry Daddy
  6. Guitar Man
  7. How's The World Treating You
  8. If I Can Dream
  9. In The Ghetto
  10. Marie's The Name Of His Latest Flame
  11. Memphis
  12. Reconsider Baby
  13. Return To Send
  14. She Thinks I Still Care
  15. Such A Night
  16. Suspicious Minds
  17. The Girl Of My Best Friend
  18. There's Always Me
  19. Too Much Monkey Business

Easy Elvis Guitar Songs is here.

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Elvis Songs From The Movies

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  1. Blue Hawaii
  2. Bossa Nova Baby
  3. Crawfish
  4. El Toro
  5. Golden Coins
  6. I Can;t Help Falling In Love With You
  7. King Creole
  8. Marguerita
  9. Mirage
  10. Puppet On A String
  11. Shopping Around
  12. Sing You Children
  13. Spinout
  14. The Lady Loves Me
  15. They Remind Me Of You
  16. Tonight Is So Right For Love

Elvis songs from the movies is here.

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Gospel Songs By Elvis Presley

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  1. An American Trilogy
  2. Angel
  3. Danny Boy
  4. If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side
  5. Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho
  6. Put You Hand In The Hand
  7. Somebody Bigger Than You And I
  8. The Green Green Grass Of Home
  9. The Promised Land
  10. Where Did They Go Lord
  11. You Gave Me A Mountain

Gospel songs by Elvis Presley is here.

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Elvis Songs In The 50s

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  1. A Big Hunk Of Love
  2. A Fool Such As I
  3. All Shook Up
  4. Anyway You Want Me
  5. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
  6. Blue Suede Shoes
  7. Don't Be Cruel
  8. Good Rockin Tonight
  9. Heartbreak Hotel
  10. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
  11. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
  12. I Want You I Need You I Love You
  13. I'm Right You're Left She's Gone
  14. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
  15. Money Honey
  16. Mystery Train
  17. One Night With You
  18. Paralyzed
  19. So Glad You're Mine
  20. Teddy Bear
  21. That's Alright Mama
  22. Treat Me Nice
  23. Trying To Get To You
  24. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

Elvis songs in the 50s is here.

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Elvis Songs In The 70s

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  1. Burning Love
  2. Good Time Charlies Got The Blues
  3. How The Web Was Woven
  4. I'm Leaving
  5. It's Impossible
  6. I've Got A Thing About You Baby
  7. Kentucky Rain
  8. Moody Blue
  9. Snowbird
  10. The Next Step
  11. Thinking About You
  12. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
  13. Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
  14. Way Down

Elvis songs in the 70s is here.

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Johnny Rivers Section

I have nine Johnny Rivers to display but his page is not yet completed. The lessons that will soon be available will be:

  1. 7th Son
  2. 500 Miles
  3. Baby I Need Your Lovin
  4. Memphis
  5. Poor Side Of Town
  6. Secret Agent Man
  7. Slow Dancin
  8. Summer Rain
  9. The Tracks Of My Tears

Johnny Rivers section is here.

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Ricky Nelson Section

I have eight lessons to date here covering Ricky Nelson songs but Garden Party is a 70s song. Those songs are:

  1. A Teenager In Love
  2. Don't Leave Me This Way
  3. Dream Lover
  4. Fools Rush In
  5. Garden Party
  6. Poor Little Fool
  7. Someday
  8. Travelin Man

Ricky Nelson 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:

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  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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Best Music Of The 50s

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  1. Billy Roberts  - Hey Joe
  2. Buddy Knox - Party Doll
  3. Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
  4. Eddie Cochran - Hallelujah I Love Her So, I Remember, Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie, Twenty Flight Rock
  5. Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycomb
  6. Ritchie Valens - Come On Let's Go, Donna

Best music section is here.

Popular Music In The 50s Music Section

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  1. Carl Perkins - Everybody's Tryin To Be My Baby
  2. Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode, Roll Over Beethover, Sweet Little 16, The Promised Land, You Never Can Tell
  3. Jerry Lee Lewis - Just Dropped In, Whole Lotta Shakin
  4. The Crows - Gee
  5. The Teddy Bears - To Know You Is To Love You

Popular music section is here.

Popular Music From The 50s

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  1. Bill Haley And The Comets - Rock Around The Clock
  2. Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
  3. Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
  4. Del Shannon - Runaway
  5. Fats Domino -Ain't That A Shame,  Blueberry Hill, I'm Walkin
  6. Los Lobos - We Belong Together
  7. Melvin Endsley - The Blues Don't Mean A Thing
  8. Otis Day & The Nights - Shama Lama Ding Dong

Popular music from the 50s section here.

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As we strum the final chords of our journey through the sounds of the 1950s, I hope you'll enjoyed learning and playing these timeless classics on your acoustic guitar.

The music of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, and others continues to resonate with generations, reminding us of the power of melody and rhythm.

Keep practicing, keep playing, and keep the spirit of rock 'n' roll alive. Thank you for joining me on this musical adventure, and remember, the magic of the 1950s is always just a chord away. Keep rocking!

Wikipedia 1950s Analysis of Music

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