7/9/18: Deep Purple “Smoke on the Water” 

It’s one of the most famous guitar riffs in all of rock and roll history. It’s the one countless budding guitarists have learned first on their journey to become rock stars. It’s the signature song of Deep Purple!

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7/10/18: Ten Years After “I’d Love to Change the World”

“Ten Years After” was a British blues and rock band who really made their mark in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The band featured a legendary guitar player and lead vocalist by the name of Alvin Lee, and had a very memorable set at Woodstock backed up by a bunch of hit records in the United Kingdom. Their 12 albums were all released over a period of roughly six years, and while they were a big ticket act in the UK, the band had exactly one hit here in the United States. But, boy, was it a big one!

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7/11/18: Delaney & Bonnie “Only You Know And I Know”

Delaney & Bonnie! Just saying the name of that musical duo makes me smile. It recalls an era — from 1967 when they first came out of Los Angeles to about 1972  — when they traveled all over the country and the world doing what they loved to do… and that’s making music!

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7/12/18: Jimi Hendrix “All Along The Watchtower” 

Once upon a time, Bob Dylan wrote and recorded a song called “All Along the Watchtower.” If you’re a Dylan fan, you probably love it.  I think it’s okay, personally. Six months after Dylan’s album came out, Jimi Hendrix discovered it and made the definitive cut.  Somebody gave him a tape of Dylan’s music, and it was on!

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7/13/18: Rare Earth “(I Know) I’m Losing You”

I played a song the other day by Rare Earth, and I’ve had ‘em on my mind ever since. I’ve been remembering a lot of the great tunes they put into the world over the past few days, so it’s only natural that one of those songs got stuck in my head!

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The School of Rock Chapel Hill is a music school located in the 501 Diner location, on Fordham Blvd in front of Eastgate, in the Blue Hill District. The school is locally owned and operated, hires local staff and uses locally-sourced instruments.

Classes are performance-based, getting students up and running through focused lessons on guitar, drums, piano, bass or even vocals!

Plus, why should the kids have all of the rock and roll fun? The School of Rock Offers adult programs, as well! It is never too late — or too early — to learn how to rock. Enroll Today at chapelhill.schoolofrock.com, or call 919-338-1011.