Peter Paul and Mary (It all started with folk music for me)
Johnny Rivers - Memphis
Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back
The Byrds - Have You Seen Her Face, I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
In 1969 saw Jerry Lee Lewis and one of his songs grabbed me. It was "She Even...
Don't count out really good singles just because the artist didn't have what you think qualifies as a full stack of rock hits. I've done Billy Joel's You May Be Right without a keyboard player and sax and with some really creative work from our lead guitar player it was a hit with the crowd...
Its Main Street after midnight just like it was before
21 months later at the local grocery store
Sherry buys a paper and a cold 6-pack of beer
The headlines read that Sonny is goin' to the chair
She pulls back onto Main Street in her new Mercedes Benz
The road goes on forever and the party...
No doubt about it. And it works best if you have someone in the band who knows how to entertain a crowd without being obnoxious. If you've ever seen Vince Gill or Brad Paisley live, they are masters at pacing with clever things to say and stories to tell between songs.
Through the body is easier to change - just make sure you test how smooth the bridge holes are. I use a Q-tip to test them first and sure enough, every once in a while there will be a snag that needs polishing.