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NAMM 2010: Gretsch announces Eddie Cochran tribute guitar Introducing the Custom Shop G6120EC
PRESS RELEASE: The Gretsch Custom Shop could not possibly be more proud to introduce a very special 50-instrument run of a meticulously crafted recreation of one of the most famous guitars in rock 'n' roll and rockabilly history - the modified Gretsch 6120 owned and played by Eddie Cochran. Early 2010 will see the long-awaited debut of the Gretsch Custom Shop G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute model.

During his all-too brief life and career, Eddie Cochran (1938-1960) only ever owned and played one main electric guitar, an orange Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins hollow-body he bought brand-new in 1955 at age 16 from the Bell Gardens Music Center in  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.gretschguitars.com
Added : 9/1/2010
Barrett-Jackson to Sell Buddy Holly's Restored 1958 Chevy Impala During the 2010 Scottsdale Auction
SCOTTSDALE, AZ December 23, 2009; A brilliantly restored 1958 Chevrolet Impala (Lot #1258.2) originally purchased by rock 'n' roll phenom Buddy Holly will be sold at No Reserve during the 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale on Jan. 18-24, 2010. Holly purchased the coral colored classic in 1957; the Chevy was fully restored in Holly's hometown of Lubbock, Texas, in 1997. The famed Peggy Sue will be on stage for the sale and on site inside the Showcase Pavilion during the weekend to greet fans. Hailed as "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions(TM)," the Scottsdale event will feature a diverse mix of the world's  ... continue reading

Added : 9/1/2010
Johnny Cash's American VI to be released in 2010?The sixth album in the Man in Black's American series is reportedly to be released on 23 February, in honour of what would have been his 78th birthday
The sixth album in Johnny Cash's American series is reportedly to be released in February 2010, in honour of what would have been his 78th birthday. The posthumous album has again been produced by Rick Rubin, using recordings from sessions in 2003.

News of the album is only tentative, based on a brief posting by the editor of Cash's website and an uncorroborated listing on Amazon. There, the album is titled American VI: Ain't No Grave and listed with a release date of 23 February.

Cash died in 2003, four months after his wife June Carter. He was 71 years old. At the time of his passing, the legendary singer-songwriter was working  ... continue reading

Added : 9/1/2010
Shocking New Elvis Book Released
SAN JOSE, CA: JAN.6, 2010 - KAY WHEELER, FIRST ELVIS FAN CLUB PRESIDENT & DANCING STAR OF 50'S ROCK MUSICAL FILM, "ROCK BABY ROCK IT", IS FEATURED IN THIS TELL-ALL, NEW BOOK AS "THE GIRL THAT GOT AWAY" AND THE GIRL WHO TAUGHT HIM A FEW OF THOSE SEXY DANCE MOVES! "Baby, Let's Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him," by Alanna Nash is a sprawling, steamy biography published by Harper Collins which hit the streets this week just in time for Elvis's 75th birthday on January 8th.
Kay Wheeler's comments in the book include - "Elvis came on sexually like Godzilla and all I could think of was to run for my life! I guess I was the  ... continue reading

Added : 9/1/2010
Elvis fans love him tender on King's 75th birthday
MEMPHIS (AFP) Unconfirmed sightings aside, Elvis lives on for millions of his fans worldwide, and in cities across the globe many are getting ready to celebrate the King's 75th birthday on Friday.

The biggest party will be here in Memphis, where January 8, 2010 has already been proclaimed Elvis Presley Day, and events including live music and exhibits are planned.

But celebrations are also happening globally, with Elvis fan clubs organizing events in Tokyo, London, Paris and elsewhere.

"Elvis is one of those rare people who came along who resonated across cultural lines," said Howard Kramer, who curated the Elvis  ... continue reading

Added : 9/1/2010
Brian Setzer rushed to Albuquerque hospital
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer was rushed to an Albuquerque-area hospital after cutting short a concert.

Setzer, former frontman of the Stray Cats, had performed three Christmas-themed songs with his Brian Setzer Orchestra when he left the stage Monday night during a sold-out concert at Isleta Resort and Casino.

A publicist for Setzer didn't immediately respond to phone and e-mail messages left by The Associated Press.

An announcer came on stage about 9 p.m. and announced that Setzer had been taken to an undisclosed hospital.

Setzer was scheduled to perform Tuesday night in  ... continue reading

Added : 16/12/2009
Catch That Rockabilly Fever
Sheree Homer

Pick up your copy today. They are selling like hotcakes. For U.S. customers, you can buy it at www.mcfarlandpub.com for $39.95 plus $5 shipping, and they'll ship immediately. Outside of the U.S., you can buy it from Amazon.com (prices vary), and they'll ship soon. They are temporarily out of stock, but they will have more within ten days. Thanks much.

Catch That Rockabilly Fever by Sheree Homer is a candid account of life on the road and in the studio with '50s legends and today's talent. These are personal stories told by the artists themselves. It will have never before seen photos(strictly 50's photos  ... continue reading

Added : 10/12/2009
Pinetop Perkins' 80-year career still going
CLARKSDALE, Miss. Noisy crowds in smoky bars don't bother 96-year-old bluesman Pinetop Perkins.

It's all part of his job. Most nights, after he snuffs out his menthol cigarette, Perkins slides onto the piano bench in some club and eases into a wail about hard times and treacherous women.

Perkins is believed to be the oldest of the old-time Delta blues musicians still performing. In an 80-year career, he's traveled through juke joints, nightclubs and festival stages shared with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson and Muddy Waters.

In a telephone interview after a gig a week before Thanksgiving at a jazz  ... continue reading

Added : 27/11/2009
First gig of "The Wild Deuces"
Sundaynight we were invited by Bart (Jack) to come to see the first gig of the band "The Wild Deuces" in which he plays double bass.
When we arrived there the bar was crowded! We saw some people we already met before,but also a lot of unknown faces.The reason,the guys from the band invited all their friends and relatives through Facebook.
At 19h30 the band started.By the first songs I was surprised.This wasn't bad at all.Really good for a first gig,or even just good!! The singer has a good voice.Only that two songs,in my opinion didn't fit him to well.But that might be just me.The rest of the guys also did a great job.Looks and sounds  ... continue reading

Added : 25/11/2009
My wish came true. Cliff Richard and the Shadows in Vorst nationaal on the 8th of november 2009.
To see Cliff Richard and the Shadows life on stage has always been one of my
cherished dreams.As a young boy I regularly visited the funfairs in Antwerp in the
early sixties.
The dodgems were my favourite place. While the juke box played Cliff and the Shadows
'do you wanna dance or nine times out of ten', I rammed the other bumping cars.
Cliff's image was then painted on the canvas, beside Elvis and they both seemed to
enjoy our fun.
Cliff also makes me think of the evenings I spent, when studying.

Sunday 8 november was the big day. Cliff and the Shadows came to Vorst Nationaal. To
me an exceptional opportunity,  ... continue reading

Added : 17/11/2009
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