If you remember the Monkeeys like I do, they were one of the most prolific bands of the 1960's and at one time sold more albums that The Beatles did. One of their most popular songs was Pleasant Valley Sunday because it really spoke to the status symbol lives we at times try to live. The song also has a really cool beginning part and the video lesson below goes over it in detail.
The beginning riff is a little tricky at first to get the hand of, but when you do, you will be surprised at how great it sounds. Check it out below: