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Beatles: Ticket to Ride

That's John Lennon's Rickenbacker Model # 325, used throughout The Beatles' 1964 and on A Hard Day's Night.
You can hear its sound right at the beginning of this iconic song:

Ticket to Ride - The Beatles


#beatles #tickettoride #classicrock #guitars #rickenbacker #60s #rockmusic #myphoto #playitloud #gplusrefugee
 
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Blowin' Smoke (in B Flat)


And, in color.

This is the "companion shot" of an image I took and posted about a week ago - in monochrome. That one is my own pick, compositionally, as there is more of the store window, with guitars, and sign ("Chelsea Guitars").

Well, I printed that one and this one and asked people (from friends to total strangers) which they preferred and why. Most picked the b&w but several people were intrigued by this one. Why? The smoke, and/or the mannequin detail. OK, "different strokes..."

Chelsea Guitars #1
"I remember you well at the Chelsea Hotel" - Leonard Cohen

Chelsea Guitars #1: Monochrome


Images of the hotel (front) @ fenichel.com/chelsea.shtml

#newyork #NYC #chelseahotel #guitars #streetphotography #chelsea #manhattan #myphoto #gplusrefugee #smoke
 
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Who Were Who?


Another (literal, in the literal sense of "literal") museum piece now.
Who? Yes. No, Who. The Who.... @ #MetMuseum #PlayitLoud

Here is one of the Gibson SG-Special guitars Pete Townshend ordered & used by the dozens (from Manny's Instruments, NYC), demolishing many along the way, onstage. Here's a survivor. One of the siblings to those used in the big events of The Who, 1968-1971

Take the Wayback Machine: LIVE AT LEEDS - "The Magic Bus" - The Who


#music #thewho #petetownshend #classicrock #rocklegends #guitar #rockhistory #guitars #myphotos #gplusrefugee
 
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Joni Mitchell - Tributes at 75

This is Joni Mitchell's Ibanez arch top guitar, George Benson Signature Model - used in 1979 live album Shadows and Light and also on the Refuge World Tour (1983).

Reminded of her recent 75th birthday tributes, as tonight U.S. Public Television is (re)broadcasting a tribute to towering figure of 60's/70's music, her angelic voice coupled with poetic and compositional brilliance. So nice to see her still with us and appearing in a better state than has been seen/reported recently.

The exhibit had drawn some scrutiny about the relatively limited space afforded to the women pioneers of rock. There is some representation here, and certainly Joni Mitchell is one who deserves acclaim. Joan Jet's guitar is here too, Lady Gaga's piano, a few other icons (but not Joplin, or many others who deserve historical recognition). Still, for one traveling exhibit, borrowing from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's collection, and personal collections and estates of the rock legends, well... the exhibit is massive, and rocks!

Photo is mine. ( #playitloud exhibit at the #metmuseum #NYC #Summer2019)

Here is a Variety tribute/review : Joni Mitchell - 75th Birthday Tribute

#myphoto #newyork #guitarlegends #60s #jonimitchell #guitars #ibanez #rockhistory #musichistory #classicrock
 
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Beatles: Ticket to Ride

That's John Lennon's Rickenbacker Model # 325, used throughout The Beatles' 1964 and on A Hard Day's Night.
You can hear its sound right at the beginning of this iconic song:

Ticket to Ride - The Beatles


#beatles #tickettoride #classicrock #guitars #rickenbacker #60s #rockmusic #myphoto #playitloud #gplusrefugee
 
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Rock History Trivia Quiz, Part 1


So... anyone want to test your knowledge of 60's-80's rock history, particularly the instruments used by the biggest names in rock?

I took quite a few photos of the immense collection at The Met's current exhibit, #playitloud - Play it loud! I'll post a few as I sift through them, from Chuck Berry to Beatles and Cream, Rolling Stones, and The Who, Hendrix, and Prince. Lady Gaga too.

I'll post some music pairings before long, featuring music hits with the given guitar or sitar or whatever. Warmup.

Test item was: Roots Rhodes, drums and mic (impossible; I just liked the image). Enjoy. If you want to follow/join, the hashtag may help come back to this. #playitloud First one might be easy. (I can give hints if not...)
# 1 WHOSE GUITAR AM I??

#rockhistory #guitars #music #musica #musika #musique #classicrock #rocklegends #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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