15 Acoustic Classic Rock Songs in Honor of Earth Day

April 22 is 'Earth Day', so to bring awareness to the resourceful movement, we've created a list of 'unplugged' classic rock songs.

1. 'Wish You Were Here' - Pink Floyd

David Gilmour - Wish You Were Here ]Pink Floyd[ -Live Acoustic-

David Gilmour - Wish You Were Here dei Pink Floyd Un ottima versione Live Acoustic

 

2. 'Layla' - Eric Clapton 

Layla - (Acoustic) - Eric Clapton - Pittsburgh 2013

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3. 'Going To California' - Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Going To California (Live Earls Court 1975)

© 2010 WMG. Led Zeppelin perform "Going to California" at Earls Court 1975. From the official Led Zeppelin DVD (2003). LedZeppelin.com ★ Share this video on Facebook: http://goo.gl/MvNJP Concert info: http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/may-25-1975 http://www.ledzeppelin.com/ http://www.facebook.com/ledzeppelin http://www.twitter.com/ledzeppelin

 

4. 'Hotel California' - The Eagles

The Eagles - Hotel California - Concert Live Acoustic

The Eagles - Hotel California - Concert Live Acoustic

 

5. 'Angie' - The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones - Angie - OFFICIAL PROMO (Version 1)

One of the two official promo videos for the Rolling Stones' 1973 single "Angie". It reached number 5 in the UK singles chart, and number 1 in the US Billboard chart. The track features on the 1973 album Goats Head Soup, and was composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.

 

6. 'Heart of Gold' - Neil Young

Neil Young - Heart Of Gold

Live from 1971. Neil digs around in his pockets trying to find the right harp and then plays a new song...Heart of Gold.

 

7. 'Blackbird' - Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney & Wings - Blackbird (Acoustic Live)

Paul McCartney & Wings - Blackbird - Wings Over America Live Tour (1976)

 

8. 'Maggie May' - Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart - Maggie May [Live Unplugged Video]

Watch Rod Stewart perform "Maggie May," live and unplugged. The song originally appeared on his album 'Every Picture Tells a Story.' In October 1971, the song went to number one in the UK and simultaneously topped the charts in the United States and was Stewart's first substantial hit as a solo performer and launched his solo career.

 

9. 'Thunder Road' - Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road (acoustic) - Brisbane 26 February 2014

Bruce Springsteen - THUNDER ROAD (acoustic) - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, 26 February 2014 Final song played on his 2014 Australian tour, as Bruce says in his intro "Last but not least, the Thunder for Down Under" !

 

10. 'Midnight Rider' - Allman Brothers 

The Allman Brothers Band - Midnight Rider (Live at Great Woods)

Music video by The Allman Brothers Band performing Midnight Rider (Live at Great Woods). (C) 2013 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

 

11. 'Landslide' - Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham Sing "Landslide" Live | American Express

Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham perform "Landslide" live on stage. Subscribe to the Amex YouTube Channel: http://po.st/om60ye About: American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to charge and credit cards, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

 

12. 'Learning To Fly' - Tom Petty

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "Learning To Fly" | Bonnaroo 2006 | Bonnaroo365

Does it get any better than seeing Tom Petty play Bonnaroo? Check out this awesome performance of "Learning To Fly" at the What Stage Bonnaroo 2006.

 

13. 'Night Moves' - Bob Seger

Bob Seger - Night Moves - Indy May 7, 2011

Second Encore. Great show! Go see it! If you want to see more of Bob there are 18 more Seger videos on my channel from 2011 and 2013 shows http://www.youtube.com/openwheel9

 

14. 'Message in a Bottle' - Sting

Sting - Message In A Bottle

Music video by Sting performing Message In A Bottle. (C) 2009 A&M Records

 

15. 'Won't Get Fooled Again' - Pete Townshend

The Who's Pete Townshend live 2012 solo performance at Berklee: "Won't Get Fooled Again."

Pete Townshend's amazing acoustic version of " Won't Get Fooled Again" at Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA on Oct. 12, 2012. Video by Howl Digital Media Editor Tory Germann.

 

And bonus, an entire acoustic Guns N' Roses show at CBGB from 1987

Guns N' Roses live in New York, CBGB's 1987 - full acoustic show (pro-shot)

Guns N' Roses live at the CBGB's in New York in 1987. Full acoustic performance (including the rare One In A Million). Concert filmed by MTV's crew (but never broadcasted). Rare footage. More info on Guns N' Roses: http://www.GNRFrance.net Guns N' Roses live au CBGB's de New York.