Grade 8 dance...we called ourselves National Muscle. No bass but 2 electrics (I think I had some old solid body hagstom) one acoustic and drums. The first tune I remember well because I practiced it forever.....House of the Rising Sun.
"House Of The Rising Sun" by The Animals. I was in grade seven (1966) My band was called Rebel Flight.
Also no bass player. Two guitars and drums, no vocals.
At my Mom's funeral a couple of years ago, our lifelong next door neighbour, Mr. Todd, said to me (wagging his finger)"When you were a kid, you had no idea how close you came to being murdered. All I could hear was House of The Rising Sun, over and over and over for about two years."
I think I wrote 2 or 3 originals before I learned enough chords to play "real" songs. "House of the Rising Sun" was on the first list along with "Laughing" by the Guess Who, "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James & the Shondells and "I Started a Joke" by the BeeGee's. And "Wipeout" of course.
First song I played with a complete band was Metallica's, Enter Sandman - Grade 9 talent show. IIRC, it was videotaped - sure hope that tape was destroyed.
First song I learned to play on my own was, Closer to the Heart by Rush.
Ummm, first song jamming would have to be some Rolling Stones like Jumpin' Jack Flash or Live With Me. But the first song I remember playing/practicing was Restrictions by Cactus and I still love to play that, Tim Bogert definitely had an influence on me. Also on the same album, Evil, you gotta hear that and now it's in my head for the rest of the day! Yay! :rockon2:
I'm one of the old timers that started with the Animals version of "House of the Rising Sun", Satisfaction-Can't Get No by the Stones, People Are Strange by the Doors, and then graduating to Sunshine of Your love by Cream. Thoose were the days:rockon2:
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