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Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits, Volume 4, 1970-74

Book 4, Number One with an AXE!

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What role has the guitar played in America’s #1 hit songs?

Guitar gadfly/pop historian Michael Rays is back with the fourth volume of his ebook series, “Number One with an AXE!” This book covers the 122 #1 hits of the years 1970-74. It's a golden era for guitars: singer-songwriters, multi-track guitars and wah-wah pedals are everywhere! For each #1 hit, Rays gives:

• The title, artist, date the song reached #1 and number of weeks spent at #1
• Scores of 1-10 in four guitar-centric categories: Riffage, Rhythm, Fills and Solos (a song can score anywhere from 0-40 points)
• Commentary on the song and its guitar parts (plus various other observations)
• A video link to the song when available (which is most of the time)
The ebook ends with compiled lists of the top guitar #1 hits of 1970-74 based on various data gleaned from all the song scores.

"Number One with an AXE!" is a wildly fun slice of music history. It's a MUST for anyone who can't get enough guitar!

Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits, Volume 4, 1970-74
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Music
  • Published: Nov 27, 2017
  • Publisher: Michael Rays
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 42 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 4, Number One with an AXE!
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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