You can play anything on a guitar. Many of the most popular rock classics started out on a simple acoustic guitar and then electric guitar and drum beats were added later. Furthermore, some of the biggest hits are played using a simple chord progression.
A beginner can master E, A, D, G, C, A minor and E minor chords in a day. Once you have done this, look up the chords to your favorite song. The chances are there is a way of playing it that includes only these easy chords. Easy to play songs include classics by Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Sam Smith.