The Beach Boys created the 'California Dream' but beach music has its roots all over the US – or anywhere where there’s sand and restless spirits.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
At the dawn of rock’n’roll, rhythm’n’blues vocal groups from street corners across America dominated the teenage-dream world of radio.
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
The creator of what came to be known as the surf rock style, he is best remembered for his 1962 single 'Misirlou,' later featured in 'Pulp Fiction.'
The rise of Classic Rock in the 60s was nurtured with bands travelling across the Atlantic to play for crowds who saw music as something more than just pop.