The Beach Boys, Help Me Rhonda, 18/40

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Help Me Rhonda, The Beach Boys, 5/29/65, 2 weeks at #1 Riffage 8, Rhythm 5, Fills 5, Solo 0; Total Guitar Score: 18 Stick with me here. There are TWO versions of “Help Me Rhonda.” The first one, “Help Me Ronda” (with no ‘h’) was recorded in January 1965; it opens with a ukulele riff […]

Simon & Garfunkel, Mrs. Robinson, 23/40

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Mrs. Robinson, Simon & Garfunkel, 6/1/68, 3 weeks at #1 Riffage 8, Rhythm 7, Fills 8, Solo 0; Total 23 A guitar feast from Simon and Garfunkel! Everywhere you listen, a guitar is doing something cool. Except soloing. The above is an excerpt from Volume 3 of “Number One with an AXE!”, a song-by-song look […]