Not Fade Away

by Rolling Stones

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"Not Fade Away" as recorded by The Rolling Stones

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Difficulty Level: Beginner Genre: Classic Rock

Charlie Watts: “We did it with a Bo Diddley beat, which at the time was very avant garde for a white band to be playing Bo Diddley’s stuff. It was a very popular rhythm for us in clubs; looking at it from the drumming point of view. So we did it in this slightly different way than Buddy Holly did it.”

Bill Wyman: “The rhythm thing was formed basically around the Buddy Holly thing. We brought the rhythm up and emphasized it. Holly had used that Bo Diddley trademark beat on his version, but because he was only using bass, drums and guitar, the rhythm element is sort of a throwaway. Holly played it lightly. We just got into it more and put the Bo Diddley beat up front.”

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