Parade Interviews Fred Gretsch About Beatlemania

Fifty years ago, on Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles made their U.S. television debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. With George Harrison rocking a Gretsch Duo Jet that night, business skyrocketed for Gretsch guitars. President and CEO Fred Gretsch recently spoke with Parade about how Beatlemania transformed his family-owned company. “Overnight, thousands of garage bands

Gretsch Guitars at Labor Day Weekend D.C. Beatles Festival

Gretsch Guitars will be at the “Abbey Road on the River” festival in the Washington, D.C. area as Beatlemania invades the nation’s capital once again over the 2010 Labor Day weekend. The event’s promoters bill it as “the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival.” Abbey Road on the River takes place from Thursday, Sept. 2 to