Post by John S. Damm on Nov 19, 2012 14:24:17 GMT -5
Happy belated birthday Steve!
I was away from a computer most of the weekend being in Chicago to see The Monkees and Saturday in Rockford, Illinois at their local museum to see the fabulous guitar/stage clothing/equipment/letters/handwritten lyrics/and other collections of Cheap Trick's bizarre leader Rick Nielson of Rockford, Illinois!
There is a ton of Beatles connections and the coolest was a Gibson electric guitar that Rick took with him for the "I'm Losing You"/"I'm Moving On" sessions in 1980 and John fancied the guitar so much he asked to borrow it! After John was murdered, and a few years later, Rick got unsolicited the guitar back from Yoko with a really lovely note thanking Nielson. I also saw a handdrawn postcard from John Lennon to Rick Nielson though we couldn't see the back, just the front drawing!
There were other Beatles guitars that were limited edition copies like one that had the names of the Beatles and Cheap Trick on it and the song title "Day Tripper" as this Beatles limited edition reproduction was the guitar Nielson used on Cheap Trick's cover of "Day Tripper."
It is a great exhibit of Rock and Roll history if one is in Chicago, Rockford's about an hour away. Rick Nielson, true to his nerdy image, is a pack rat and saves everything he ever got(including early contracts, receipts, etc.) which makes for an awesome Rock and Roll museum exhibit!
nine: John S. Damm: I've got blisters on me fingers....from handling all of these re-issue Box Sets! No to mention Egypt Rain as well... Been a bit of a bumper year, Egypt, White Album and Wild Life/Red Rose.
Dec 28, 2018 1:04:40 GMT -5
John S. Damm: Postulate Era Paul Mania!
Jan 15, 2019 0:08:25 GMT -5
debjorgo: I thought I had a rash but it's PEP Mania breaking out!
Jan 15, 2019 19:42:01 GMT -5
stavros: Meditations, United Nations, Postulations...All we are saying is give PEP a chance....
Jan 20, 2019 17:25:57 GMT -5
Steve Marinucci: Where's the Egypt stationery??
Jan 23, 2019 15:43:02 GMT -5
John S. Damm: Get me on a train to Egypt Station where it is hot; I need to run from this Polar Vortex!
Jan 28, 2019 14:41:24 GMT -5
Steve Marinucci: Did you get your Egypt Station Traveller's Suitcase, John?
Feb 16, 2019 23:20:51 GMT -5
John S. Damm: Negative Steve! Paul wasn't joking when he sang, "I just wanna fuh you!"
Feb 17, 2019 13:32:19 GMT -5
Steve Marinucci: Isn't McCartney due to announce another box set? It's only been a week since the last one.
Mar 6, 2019 1:04:34 GMT -5
debjorgo: Peace and Love
Jul 7, 2019 11:07:25 GMT -5
hofner61: Paul should call his next album Liverpool Express.
Jul 24, 2019 5:57:13 GMT -5
John S. Damm: And release 10 different versions of it, knowing us saps will buy each version!
Aug 2, 2019 3:52:55 GMT -5
hofner61: I'm still listening to The Beatles after all these years. (y)
Oct 17, 2019 7:55:15 GMT -5
hofner61: Beatles fans don't have much to say nowadays, well, not on here anyway.
Jun 9, 2020 5:09:04 GMT -5