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Buddy Holly, Not Fade Away Chords And Strumming

Not Fade Away Chords And Strumming, Buddy Holly

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Did You Know? Not Fade Away features a variation on the famous Bo Diddley Beat for it's rhythm. Jerry Allison the drummer for the Crickets, first pounded out the beat on a cardboard box during the writing session.

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The Rolling Stones, Play With Fire Chords And Strumming

Play With Fire Chords And Strumming, The Rolling Stones

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Did You Know? Play With Fire only features two Rolling Stones on the recording (Mick and Keith) but was credited to 'Nanker Phelge' which was a collective pseudonym for Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman & Andrew Oldham.

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Roger Miller King Of The Road Chords And Strumming

King Of The Road Chords And Strumming, Roger Miller

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Did You Know? Roger Miller was inspired to write King Of The Road when he was driving and he saw a sign on the side of a barn that said 'Trailers for sale or rent'. It became the first line of the song.

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John Lennon, Working Class Hero Chord And Strumming

Working Class Hero Chords And Strumming, John Lennon

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Did You Know? The John Lennon wrote Working Class Hero about how working class people are being process into the middle classes, into 'the machine'.  To get the perfect take of the song, John Lennon recorded it over 100 times. 

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Gary Jools, Mad World Chords And Strumming

Mad World Chords And Strumming, Gary Jules

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Did You Know? Mad World was originally released 20 years before Gary Jules recorded it, by Tears For Fears the electronic group who wrote the song. 


The one before the last line of the song was originally 'Halargian world' which was a joke reference to a planet the producer had made up. This line was understandably miss heard by Gary Jules who sang it instead as 'enlarge your world'

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Neil Young, Heart Of Gold Chords And Strumming

Heart Of Gold Chords And Strumming, Neil Young

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Did You Know? Heart of Gold is Neil Young's biggest song reaching no.1 in the charts and it features James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt on backing vocals

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The Eagles, Lyin' Eyes, Chords And Strumming

Lyin’ Eyes Chords And Strumming, The Eagles

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Did You Know? The Eagles wrote Lyin' Eyes in only 2 evenings.

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George Harrison, My Sweet Lord Chords And Strumming

My Sweet Lord Chords And Strumming, George Harrison

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Did You Know? My Sweet Lord was the first post Beatles no.1 and was the first single from George Harrison's solo album All Things Must Pass and was the biggest selling song of 1971. 

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Jim Reeves, I Love You Because Chords And Strumming

I Love You Because Chords And Strumming, Jim Reeves

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Did You Know? I love you because was Jim Reeves' most successful song in Norway! It was also covered by Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.

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Pretty Woman Chords And Strumming, Roy Orbison

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Did You Know? Pretty Woman was inspired by Roy's wife Claudette. When she interrupted a conversation between Roy and co-writer Bill Dees to say she was going out, Roy asked if she had enough cash, and Bill replied, 'a pretty woman never needs any money'. 

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