Danger Man

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“Danger Man” aka “Secret Agent” starring Patrick McGoohan as agent John Drake

The very first song I learned on guitar was this opening riff from “Secret Agent Man” by Johnny Rivers.

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It’s a simple riff and can be played on just the upper two strings of the guitar. I was only five or six at the time, but I played it on both my brother Houston’s sunburst guitar from Sears and my sister Susan’s ukulele. I didn’t know any other chords, but I could play that riff. I had vague memories of it being associated with some TV show.

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