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Dylan’s Guitar from Newport Folk Fest to be Auctioned

Sunburst Fender Stratocaster Dylan wielded when he ‘went electric’ to be sold at auction

 

It was one of the most pivotal moments of the Sixties when after completing his three-song acoustic folk set at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, Bob Dylan announced that he would be bringing out “some friends.”

 

Joined by a band of electric powered backup musicians, the folk icon… Read More

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Influential Blues Rock Guitarist Bobby Parker Dead at 76

Pioneering blues rocker who influenced Zeppelin and the Beatles has passed away

 

By Alex Baker

 

Bobby Parker, a pioneering blues rock guitarist whose 1961 track “Watch Your Step” contained a riff that went on to influence songs by the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, has passed away at the age of 76.

 

The news comes to us courtesy of Anthony R. Rucker, a bassist who played with Parker recently.

 

“It is with a heavy… Read More

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