September 23, 2023

Has Randy Bachman Solved a Decades-Old Guitar Mystery?

The Mona Lisa is a mystery. Who is she?  What’s she so smug about?  Why did Leonardo choose to paint her? Theories still pop up centuries after he laid down his brush.

There’s a similar mystery when it comes to rock.  Launch a Google search with the string “opening chord Beatles Hard Day’s Night” and you’ll get thousands of hits, many of which purport to explain what, exactly, John Lennon (?) plays.  What the hell is that mysterious chord? Randy Bachman believes he can help.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Has Randy Bachman Solved a Decades-Old Guitar Mystery?

  • Thanks Alan and thanks Randy – amazing


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