Archive for the 'Guitar' Category

AWARD WINNING GUITARIST IS 83 TODAY

See the source image

See the source image


Guitarist Duane Eddy had a string of hit records produced by
Lee Hazlewood, which were noted for their characteristically “twangy”
sound, including “
Rebel-‘Rouser“, “Peter Gunn“, and “Because
They’re Young
“.[ He had sold 12 million records by 1963.

Duane Eddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
1994, and the
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
in 2008.

 

See the source image

posted by Bob Karm in Awards,BIRTHDAY,CURRENT EVENTS,Guitar,HISTORY,MUSIC,Musician and have No Comments

KINGSMEN FOUNDING MEMBER HAS DIED

See the source image

See the source image

See the source image


Mike Mitchell, the musician best-known for his guitar solo on The Kingsmen’s Louie Louie and the last remaining original member
of the Portland, Oregon band died on his birthday, Friday April
16th. He was 77.
 No specific cause of death has been reported.

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame said in a Facebook post, “His
playing just got better as he aged.”

posted by Bob Karm in Band,Billboard # 2,CURRENT EVENTS,DEATH,Guitar,HISTORY,MUSIC and have No Comments

FORMER ROCK GROUP LEADER–DEAD AT 81

Spencer Davis Dies of Pneumonia at 81

Spencer Davis | Spencer davis, Spencer, Portrait
Spencer Davis (Spencer David Nelson Davies
(July 17, 1939 – October 19, 2020)
 

LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist
and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had
1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and
“I’m a Man,” has died.

Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died
in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia,
not giving a location, but British media reported
that Davis lived in California.

Born in Swansea, Wales, Davis began working 
as a musician while he was a student at the 
University of Birmingham.

Spencer Davis, RIP

posted by Bob Karm in Album,CURRENT EVENTS,DEATH,Guitar,HISTORY,MUSIC,Recording artist and have No Comments

ROCK GUITAR LEGEND HAS DIED AT 65

Eddie Van Halen ❤️ why is he so cute!!!?? | Van halen, Eddie van halen, Alex van halen

Rock legend Eddie Van Halen dead at 65
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen
(January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020)


Eddie Van Halen
, the guitarist and songwriter who helped give the
rock band Van Halen its name and sound, died Tuesday after a
battle with cancer.  His death was announced by his son, Wolf
Van Halen, on Twitter.

 

Van Halen Wheel Logo - VPForums.org

posted by Bob Karm in CURRENT EVENTS,DEATH,Guitar,HISTORY,MUSIC and have No Comments

GROUP CO-FOUNDER HAS DIED AT 73

Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder and Guitar Great, Dead at 73 ...

Peter Green dead at 73 – Fleetwood Mac co-founder dies peacefully ...
Peter Green (Peter Allen Greenbaum)
(October 29, 1946 – July 25, 2020)

According to a family statement released on Saturday, the English
singer-guitarist Peter Green died in his sleep. He was co-founder
of Fleetwood Mac. 

Green was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. His
songs, included "Albatross", and "Black Magic Woman".  

Rolling Stone ranked Green at number 58 in its list of the "100 Greatest
Guitarists of All Time".

Albums I Wish Existed: Peter Green - ...and on guitar (1971)

Fleetwood Mac
An early line-up of Fleetwood Mac (L-R): Peter Green, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Mick Fleetwood and Danny Kirwan.

posted by Bob Karm in Album,C0-founders,CURRENT EVENTS,DEATH,Guitar,HISTORY,Musician,New release and have No Comments