Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams

Summer is finally here! (I hope. Knock on wood...) and in that vein here is a great summer song for you to enjoy.

I have a very vivid memory, circa 1986, of being 15 years old and seeing Bryan Adams play this song in concert in Columbus, Ohio. I am not ashamed to admit that it was a formative rock moment for me. This was before Bryan Adams reinvented himself as a sappy, 1990's movie theme song balladeer. He did then, and still does, know how to bring the rock.  Aside from being one of my favorite singers, he writes outstanding songs. Check out his live acoustic album (!!!) "Bare Bones" from 2010 and become a believer!

I have this song charted in 2 keys because the original key of D is a real screecher for most dudes. The key of A is quite a bit more manageable.

Summer of '69 - Key D (original key)

Summer of '69 - Key A