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Gibson Booth at NAMM 2006

Brian Douglas Wilson is best known as the leader and chief songwriter of the
group The Beach Boys. Besides being the primary composer in the group, he
also functioned as the band’s main producer and arranger. In 1988, Wilson
and his band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which refers
to Wilson on its website as "One of the few undisputed geniuses in popular
music”.  In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the "100 Greatest
Singers of All Time", and ranked Wilson number 52. Wilson won a Grammy
Award in 2005 for “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow (Fire)” as Best Rock Instrumental. 

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The Ed Sullivan Show was a TV variety that originally ran on CBS from Sunday
June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by Ed Sullivan, a New
York entertainment columnist. The show was first titled Toast of the Town, but
was widely referred to as the Ed Sullivan Show for years before September 25,
1955, when that became its official name. Among the debut acts were Dean
martin and Jerry Lewis. In 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on
TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. The show originally aired 
live from the Maxine Elliot Theater at Broadway and 39th St. before moving
to its permanent home at CBS-TV Studio 50 in New York City, later renamed
the Ed Sullivan Theater.


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CHET ATKINS (JUNE 20, 1924 – JUNE 30, 2001)


Among many honors,Guitarist and record producer Chet Atkins received
were 14 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement
Award, nine Country Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year awards,
and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in
1973. He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame in 2002.


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