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Friday, February 17, 2017

How Gloria Became the 1st Lady of Garage Rock


"Gloria" is a classic rock tune built on just three chords that any garage band can play and that almost every garage band has.

Yet the list of artists who have covered this tune, originally written by Van Morrison (Them) and made wildly popular in America by the Shadows of the Night, has been covered by such revered artists as:
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • The Doors
  • Patty Smith
  • Tom Petty
  • David Bowie
  • Bruce Springsteen
So how did such a minimal song have such a huge impact? And why does it still reverberate today in arenas, festivals, and bars?

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