Coolest Gretsch photo?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by markeebee, May 29, 2019.

  1. Cassotto

    Cassotto Gretschie

    Jun 16, 2019
  2. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    How about the nerdiest?- or is that a different thread? 853B97A8-1DBE-489C-9BF2-EDF07A2BAF6F.jpeg
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  3. Manny 86

    Manny 86 Electromatic

    Jun 3, 2019
    Italy, Piedmont

    Marco di Maggio
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    A+ for the harmonica player
  5. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    Mar 22, 2019
  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Wow, never seen sparkle on the sides before! I wonder if the back is sparkly too!
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Ian Moss from iconic Aussie band Cold Chisel:

    ian moss white falcon.jpg
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  8. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Wait—did you play on Motown records? Which ones? I'm betting you've got a ton of stories, and I think I speak on behalf of the entire forum community when I say that WE NEED TO HEAR 'EM. :D
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  9. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    Mar 20, 2010
    Let me begin by stating that I was nowhere near mid, or even lower level of the talent that saturated the studio.

    Much of the work I did would be considered "fill ins", basically minor insignificant parts.
    What quickly comes to mind as one of the most famous is Freda Payne Band of Gold. I did some "Funk Brothers" work, on Cloud Nine, Man of the Street. Sometimes it would be a Bass part on a six string guitar, sometimes foot stomping with "church shoes". What amazed me was the amount of pure talent. I was certainly not of that caliber, but as a young man, they gave me insight of real talent. It was a humbling experience to say the least. When you think of the most popular groups, there were 100's behind the scene that were waiting for their big break. The studio singers could have lead a group, but didn't get the chance. Some one was picking on my Gretsch, and one of the Bari-Sax players (Andrew Terry) came to my aid, and told me to keep on working, he said being humble is the key to getting better. I always remember his advice when he said that "Posers think they have talent, talented people think they are Posers".
    I saw the movies that were made and some things were a variation of true, but usually the studio was about serious musicians, serious business.

    I met some really warm, really supportive people, for me it was a safe haven for the creative.
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  10. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    Dec 6, 2018
  11. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Me while I was still gigging

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  12. mandobandit

    mandobandit Gretschie

    Apr 1, 2019
    I had not seen this posted? AB86307F-BF48-408D-BB96-45FCC0F0159E.png
  13. mandobandit

    mandobandit Gretschie

    Apr 1, 2019
    Man he’s young in that photo I’m a about 8 months older.
    I was playing in a punk band at the time the Cats hit the scene still such a cool vibe.
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