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.
(editor of the 22 year old zine Musea)