70s

“Refugee” by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

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Difficulty: Easy

“Refugee” was released in January 1980 as the second single from the Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers album Damn the Torpedoes.

Main Riff

The main riff consists of a rhythm guitar and lead guitar. The rhythm guitar riff is instantly recognizable to many.  The lead guitar is overall pretty easy, except for the 4th and last measure, which includes a quick bend and slide that may be hard to transition between.

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“Surrender” by Cheap Trick

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Difficulty: Easy – Intermediate

Composer – Cheap Trick

Where to find this song – Heaven Tonight track #1

Release Date -January 1978

Cheap Trick was formed in 1975 by Robin Zander, Rick Nielson, Tom Petersson, and Bun E. Carlos. The band toured extensively before releasing their first album in 1977. The album failed to chart in the US but did well in Japan. It was in Japan that the group recorded their 1979 “Live at Budokon.” The album reached number 4 on the US charts and sold more than three million copies. Their next album, ” Dream Police, was also a hit and spawned two top 10 singles.

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