Hopefully you have at least one road trip planned for the summer. And whether you’re driving in a Toyota Prius or a ’64 Chevy Impala, a solid soundtrack is a must. It’s an important list, one that requires the requisite consideration to match the tempo of the ride and the terrain of the pavement. We
TracksAuction.com are set to auction John Lennon’s Gretsch 6120 guitar which Lennon gave to his cousin David Birch in 1967. The Gretsch 6120 is a historically important instrument from the former Beatle’s personal collection, used and photographed during the April 1966 "Paperback Writer" session held at EMI Studio 3 at London's Abbey Road. Birch was
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.
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
The legendary Beatles have released an amazing collection of live performances from their 1963-64 recordings on BBC Radio broadcasts entitled On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2. The set comes as a companion to the 1994 release of the Beatles' Live at the BBC, which sold more than five million copies within six