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The Great Pretender
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The Great Pretender
Brandon Trapp shows you how to play a great old school song from The Platters called, “The Great Pretender”. This song was recorded with Tony Williams on lead vocals, and was released as a single in Nov of 1955. 
 
It was a huge hit reaching number 1 on both the R&B and Pop Charts. Buck Ram, who was The Platters manager and producer, wrote this tune. He was a successful songwriter before moving into music production and management. This tune has stayed relevant over the past 60 years and has been covered by many famous artists; most notably, Freddie Mercury.

Brandon plays a Gibson Archtop L-5 in this lesson.


Brandon Trapp
    In the 7th grade Brandon got his first real guitar. After learning a few chords he found a 50's and 60's songbook lying around the house. Currently Brandon is a working musician and a guitar teacher at MusikWorks Studios in Nashville, TN and is a regular contributor to Gibson.com.

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"THE GREAT PRETENDER"
Written by Buck Ram
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Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Advanced
Genres:
Blues
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