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Everly Brothers’ Phil Everly Dead at 74

Pioneering rocker who influenced the Beatles succumbs to lung condition

 

Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, has passed away at the age of 74.

 

Together with brother Don, the Everly Brothers innovated the close harmony vocal sound that would later be heard on recordings by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Simon and Garfunkel. The group had a string of hits in the late Fifties… Read More

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Fender Brings Back the Coronado and the Starcaster

Fender dusts off a pair of “forgotten” classics

 

Long lost Fender models the Coronado and the Starcaster have suddenly resurfaced on the guitar makers website. Both models are known for iconic design and configurations that are somewhat unconventional by Fender’s standards.

 

The Coronado, for its part, was first unveiled in the mid-Sixties and became associated with players like Dave Davies of the Kinks and even Elvis Presley, both of whom were assumedly drawn to the guitar because of its cool looks.

 

 

The Fender Starcaster… Read More

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Great Performances: BB King & Gary Moore “The Thrill is Gone”

Check this truly awesome on-stage performance of the blues classic “The Thrill is Gone” delivered by the late Gary Moore and the Master, BB King! Great dynamic between Gary and BB, with exciting phasing and execution. Red hot!

Sadly, Gary Moore passed away at the age of 58 in February 2011, due to a massive heart attack associated with consumption of large amounts of alcohol.

According to Wikipedia:

Moore started performing at a young age, having picked up a… Read More

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The Holograms Are Coming!

 

For the longest time the first image that leapt to mind for most people when it came to holograms was that of Princess Leia being beamed from body of the droid R2-D2 in Star Wars. However all that changed earlier this year when a holographic projection of the late rapper Tupac Shakur graced the stage at Coachella.

 

The holographic hip-hopper caused a sensation on the Internet and could well prove… Read More

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The Eggnog & Nutmeg Tasting Playlist // Grown Folks Music

 

How many holiday parties have you attended, or been invited to but were conveniently too “sick” to attend during the holidays? It’s ok, you can be honest with us. Well, the next time you host or find yourself at one, you might want to bring Ivan Orr‘s holiday playlist with you. According to his title, any treats containing eggnog or nutmeg will accompany it exquisitely!

 

We’ll keep it simple… Ivan Orr runs the blog Grown Folks Music.

 

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Great Venues: The Legendary Sun Studio in Memphis

Guitar Shop TV sits behind the board with engineer Matt Ross-Spang at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, “the most famous recording studio in the world,” where Elvis Presley was discovered and the first rock and roll hit single, “Rocket 88” was recorded in 1951. Ross-Spang talks about the history of Sun and why it’s so special.

 

Sun Stuidos

Sun Studio was opened in 1950 by the legendary producer and rock pioneer Sam Philips. It… Read More

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