Musical palate cleanser, I can name that song in one note edition

Is this the greatest opening guitar chord in the history of rock music, or the greatest opening guitar chord ever?

And what’s the over/under on the number of people that movie inspired to start bands?  I’m not sure I can count that high.

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4 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, I can name that song in one note edition

  1. mwo

    Which do beginner guitarists learn first – the opening riff to Hard Day’s Night or Smoke on the Water?

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  2. Dawg Vegas

    I’m seeing Sir Paul tonight in Tampa, and Thursday in Duluth. Can’t wait!

    It’s amazing to me that at 75 he still plays close to 40 songs, for over three hours, when many older acts barely clear an hour.

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  3. PharmDawg

    George took out Ringo with that fall!

    George also met his first wife on the set of the movie…she has one line: “Prisoners?”

    Re that iconic opening chord: it was inspired by the opening guitar chord to the Bonanza theme song.

    George played an Fadd9 on his 12-string, John Lennon played an Fadd9 on an acoustic 6-string, Paul McCartney played a low D note on his bass, and George Martin played five notes on the piano: D2, G2, D3, G3, and C4. He also had the sustain pedal held down. Ringo hit the crash cymbal.

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