In remembrance of Eddie Cochran on the 60th anniversary of his death, UK vintage rock and roll tribute band the Bluejays put together this lockdown virtual session, featuring a cover of “Summer Time Blues.” Lead singer/guitarist Oliver Seymour-Marsh is rocking his Gretsch G5420TG Limited Edition Electromatic® '50s Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby® and Gold Hardware
British rockabilly guitarist and singer Darrel Higham has returned with new album Hell’s Hotel, and take it from us, it’s a must-listen! Higham found himself at a personal and professional crossroads following the split from his wife and musical partner Imelda May in 2015. With no label or management to answer to, Higham turned his
In the January issue of Guitar World, editor Chris Gill reviewed the G5422TG Electromatic and gave it the magazine's Gold Award. “The feel and playability of a great vintage Gretsch guitar is truly unique, and the G5422TG Electromatic delivers a playing experience that’s instantly familiar to the most devoted Gretsch fanatic,” wrote Gill. Gill praised
We offered a list of five great Gretsch movie moments a few months back. Since there’s plenty more where they came from, however, here are a few more great Gretsch cinematic appearances. Help!, 1965 Directed by Richard Lester, Help!, was the second feature film from the Beatles. The comedy adventure’s plot was based around the band running up against an evil cult that was about to sacrifice a woman to the goddess Kaili. Unfortunately, the woman in question is not wearing the sacrificial ring. Guess who has the ring stuck on their finger? Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. We won’t spoil the rest of the flick for you, but it should be noted that there were several musical performances during Help!, as well, and the soundtrack was even released as an album. Most notably during a performance of “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” in the film, George Harrison is seen strumming a Country Gentleman.
Photo by: George Chin Music Radar put together a of list of acclaimed Gretsch-wielding artists, ranging from rockabilly pioneers to new-wave metallers. Below are some of the names on the list... - Eddie Cochran. This rockabilly pioneer only ever played his Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins hollow-body during his all-too brief life and career, and was
Gretsch proudly honors the legacy of rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran with the G6120 Eddie Cochran Signature Hollow Body guitar model. The instrument is a single-cutaway beauty with western motif and full, resonant sound that combines features based directly on Cochran’s main guitar, the orange Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins hollow body guitar.