Solid Gold 69

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Solid Gold 69
Solid Gold 69.jpg
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released 1969
Genre Country, pop
Label RCA Victor LSP-4244 (Stereo)
Producer Bob Ferguson
Chet Atkins chronology
The Nashville String Band
Solid Gold 69
C.B. Atkins & C.E. Snow by Special Request

Solid Gold 69 is the title of a recording by American guitarist Chet Atkins, released in 1969.[1][2]

The liner notes were written by Donovan.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [3]

The album was a moderate commercial success, entereing the US Pop Album charts on December 13, 1969. It stayed on the chart for 7 weeks and peaked at #150.[4]

At the Grammy Awards of 1970, Solid Gold 69 was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.

Writing for Allmusic, critic Richard S. Ginell wrote of the album "Only completists who must hear everything need search for this."[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Both Sides Now" (Joni Mitchell)
  2. "Son of a Preacher Man" (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins)
  3. "My Way" (Paul Anka)
  4. "Blackbird" (Lennon–McCartney)
  5. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
  6. "So What's New?" (Lee, Pisano)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Folsom Prison Blues" (Johnny Cash)
  2. "Jean"
  3. "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet"
  4. "Hey Jude" (Lennon–McCartney)
  5. "Aquarius" (Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni)


  • Chet Atkins – guitar

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Bob Ferguson
  • Cover Photo by Howard Cooper
  • Liner Photo by Bill Grine
  • Sculptor: Marvin Thompson


  1. ^ a b Cover Art: Solid Gold 69 Accessed May 11, 2009.
  2. ^ Allmusic entry for Solid Gold 69
  3. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. "Solid Gold 69 > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ The Billboard Albums, 6th ed. Joel Whitburn. 2006. Record Research Inc. p. 55. ISBN 0-89820-166-7