Stipe refused to lip sync to the song. Guitarist Peter Buck said, “We played a recording of the track, and the rest of us faked it, but Michael insisted on singing a new vocal to make it more real for him.”
+1 for Vintage Long-Hair Stipe.
Nope, nerds: the Gretsch was just for the video. The original track (and the one you’re hearing) was, AFAIK, pure 12-string Rick. ↩
Geddy Lee performing “A Passage to Bangkok” with Rush during the Permanent Waves tour at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (aka The Aud). This tour, along with the brief Moving Pictures warm-up tour later that same year, marked the last-known onstage appearances of Geddy’s white double neck Rickenbacker 4080.
@rickenbacker_ section here at #NormansRareGuitars! We’re on vacation this week, but check out more #guitars on our website and #YouTube Channel! So who owns a #Rickenbacker #guitar? (at Norman’s Rare Guitars)
#acoustic #arctop #flattop #guitars here at the #shermanoaks location. Come enjoy free blasting air conditioning and play some awesome guitars #gibson #gretsch #rickenbacker #fender #taylor #martin #guitar #guitarstore #burbank #losangeles #california #guitarshop #guitarporn #guitargasm #shareyiurguitars #guitarsarebetter (at Imperial vintage guitars)
(3/5) John playing his Rickenbacker at the 1965 Toronto concert. Photo by John Rowlands and part of the ‘When the Beatles Rocked Toronto’ exhibition. (On now through Nov. 12 at the Market Gallery, Toronto, Canada)
We’re on vacation, but here’s a Guitar of the Day: @markagnesi playing a 1968 #Rickenbacker 381/330 Prototype here at #NormansRareGuitars! More #guitar on our website and full video on our #YouTube Channel! So what do you guys think of this @rickenbacker_ #guitar? (at Norman’s Rare Guitars)
George, grabbed by a (very lucky) fan during the Beatles show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium on August 28th, 1964. “I could hear all the wrong notes coming out!” Said John in an interview with Larry Kane the next day.
This was also the same day that an overly exuberant fan snatched the St Christopher medal from around Ringo’s neck.
Also, the 28th of August is my birthday, so perhaps I was this girl in a former life, but then, I wouldn’t have ever let go…
Cleaning up disk space and came across this shot from a few months ago. This would have been just after i acquired the 1963 #Fender #DeluxeReverb (bottom right) so I did a little #amp family shot with a few choice #guitars thrown in!
Roger McGuinn and George Harrison. Photo courtesy of mcguinn.com.
More photos and quotes pertaining to Roger and his friendship with George can be found here.
“A really sweet guy, he loved his music, loved his family.” - Roger McGuinn on George Harrison, Modern Guitars Magazine, 2006 [x]
“It [George’s 12-string Rickenbacker] had a big effect on Jim McGuinn, as he was named at the time - but Roger later - and a lot of other people. Even me. Years later even I thought that the Byrds had invented it! I forgot. [Laughter] In the books about Rickenbacker guitars, McGuinn talks about how the Byrds went to see A Hard Day’s Night at the movies, and they stayed and watched it through twice, saying, ‘What’s that he’s playing?’ Afterward, they got the Rickenbacker, and that’s where they got that jangly sound I’d come up with on Ticket To Ride.They also got Gretsch guitars like ours, too. McGuinn’s kind to always mention it.” - George Harrison, Billboard, 9 March 1996