It sounds so cliche, but Sgt. Peppers.
first album i ever bought with my own money was magical mystery tour ... there is a old reel to reel tape of me at about age 2 or 3 singin 'she loves you' ... when i first started learnin to play guitar on an ol' no name acoustic, i was strumming beatles tunes with cowboy chords
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"no seymour - no tone ... know seymour - know tone!"
Is it not the glory of the people of America that, whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience?" - James Madison - Federalist #14
there was this stoned out guy in town here about 8 years ago that used to play Beatles tunes in local bars... all he had was a stock mid 90's MIM Standard Strat and a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, a few pedals... it was kind of silly how well he could play and get the various sounds of The Beatles on that common rig...
Going back and listening to the Beatles I never realized how much George Harrison played slide.
Does anyone know what he had his guitar tuned too?
I think he used standard tuning, but that may not be correct.
That guitar has one of the most amazing pedigrees of any guitar out there. For sure, it used to belong to John Sebastian in the early 60s, then it was bought by Rick Derringer. He had it refinned (by Gibson) and had the Bigsby removed and the stoptail added. Clapton bought it from there and he gave it to Harrison.
I seem to recall that guitar has a story before John Sebastian- something like Mickey Baker or Ike Turner... but I'm not sure of it.
The other interesting story about the guitar is that it was stolen from Harrison's Hollywood home- and sold to Guitar Center (or whatever the store "Norm" worked at back in the day). Some dude bought it, Harrison tracked it down- but the dude took off to Mexico, because he knew he could get a lot of money- it being Harrison's guitar. Eventually a trade was brokered with a 'Burst and a P bass in trade for that guitar.
…and then George installed a device that would cause smoke to come pouring out of the pickups whenever he hit a G on the 15th fret of the high E string.
Me too more Beatles please!!!
Oh my God! ,Whatever ,Etc.
At the Concert For Bangladesh in 71 it was a Strat and a Leslie:
Man who scratches ass should not bite fingernails -Old Chinese Proverb
I'd always read that the "Day Tripper" riff was recorded using a Strat, and I played that way for many years.
But the first time I ever played it on a 335 was the first time I'd ever played it and had it sound right.