The 3 Songs Every Band Had to Learn in 1964

Dear Reader, let me take you back….

1964. The Beatles swept over us teens. Every boy among us started thinking about getting guitars, and starting a band. We started with standard guitars (cheaper) and graduated to electric, with some going to drums, and some rare ones going to bass.
What to play?

There were 3 songs that every band had to learn. It was like an audition set:
1. Gloria (Them, or Shadows of the Night version.)
2. House of the Rising Sun (the Animals version).
3. Louie Louie (The Kingsmen’s version).

Got those down? You were official – you were a rock and roll combo.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 22 year old zine Musea)

 

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