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The Heart of Rock n Roll
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The Heart of Rock n Roll
Nashville guitarist Adam Stark, from The Kicks, will teach you how to play “The Heart Of Rock and Roll” by Huey Lewis and the News. This song was released as third single off of the band's 1984 album, Sports. The song was written by band members Johnny Colla and Huey Lewis. 
 
In the popular version of this song, the lyric is sung as "The heart of rock and roll is still beating", but originally it was going to be "The heart of rock and roll is in Cleveland". Some say it was originally written that way in honor of a great concert the band had played in that city, or perhaps it was because the rock n roll hall of fame had just been built in Cleveland the same year this song was recorded. Either way, the lyric change seemed to be the right decision. This single was very popular, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #5 on the billboard top rock tracks chart.

Adam plays a Gibson Nitrous Les Paul in the lesson.



Adam Stark
    Adam Stark is a blues/rock based guitar player born and raised in Nashville, TN. His love for rock 'n roll of the 60's and 70's has shaped his style towards that of Jimmy Page, Billy Gibbons, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. His experience in the music industry has included years of touring for country, rock, and Christian acts, studio sessions, and running his own music lessons business. He is currently the lead guitar player and songwriter for the Nashville-based rock band, The Kicks.

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"THE HEART OF ROCK N ROLL"
Written by Johnny Colla and Huey Lewis
Copyright 1983 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), Huey Lewis Music (ASCAP) and Cause & Effect Music (ASCAP)
All rights administered by WB Music Corp.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Genres:
Rock
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