Is that another 60s band with a Gretsch on stage ?

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by Jena, Feb 20, 2019.

    The "Is that another 60s band with a Gretsch on stage (?) "thread

    While I search for what Gretsch models have LH versions for our 12% minority. . .
    I think I need a thread to drop in Gretsch sightings in old youtube
    George Harrison's used both single cutout Duo Jet on an IOU for 70 British pounds and maybe at least a couple other Tennesean Country Gentlemsns double cuts
    and The Byrds David Crosby . . . tbc

    Paul Revere

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  1. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    Hey guyz, I have to confess my opinions sometimes :
    The bands from America that were doing the ' 60's Swinging London things' were sooo donkeys ! soo badly ridiculous IMHO.

    I know this could be a War Declaration between continents, but I really have to say the truth.
  2. shrews824

    shrews824 Synchromatic

    Feb 22, 2016
    Hardinsburg, Kentucky
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  3. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Count me in, Jena ! :D


  4. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Cool vid @Jena , thanks
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  5. Drake Levin of Paul Revere and the Raiders had a guitar shop in Hermosa Beach and played about everything including 12-string - good photos in some stills in this tribute youtube.

    Hey, is that a Gretsch ?
    freeze framing on a mobile . . . Ill get a jpg up in later days
    newbie guess is that besides strats snd 12-strings was a double cut very thin Gretsch maybe Tennesesn Rose (?) It might be a Gibson thouugh

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  6. donkeys . . . ?
    Well what about The Monkees ?
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Two Gretsches in Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels.
    Tons of British Invasion groups had Gretsches as well, like The Animals and others.
    People knew what quality was back then as well as today.
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  8. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    Dec 21, 2016

    Pretty sure Crosby is playing a Gibson, but as Meatloaf sang, "two out of three ain't bad."
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  9. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    I loved Paul Revere and The Raiders. I worked with them on a few shows doing the stage mix and I can tell you they were one of the tightest bands I have ever seen or worked with. Very nice guys as well and Paul (RIP) was very funny.
    Hey Where's all those great French rock bands...:D;).
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  10. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

    Mar 7, 2010
    Kingston Ontario Canada
    The Troggs, played a CG forever
  11. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

    Mar 7, 2010
    Kingston Ontario Canada
  12. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    Impossible to mimic londoners when you're french (you know they burned Jeanne d'Arc and beheaded Marie Stewart who was scottish and also french queen). Btw we're used to love beatles & all brits bands but I can't tell we had here absolutely 0 True rock band that really need to be remembered.

    One exception is vince taylor who made a large part of his career in france, i don't know why (he was born in UK).

    Few rockING girls but trust me they were better in pictures than making their noise (sylvie vartan and her jet firebird).

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  13. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Les Pirates.
    Les Chats Sauvages.
    Les Chaussettes noires.
    Johnny Hallyday.

    These are the ones that came to my mind for French 60's band. Did they used Gretsch ? Probably not... Mostly Italian, German or Eastern-made guitars, I think.

    Can Jacques Dutronc be considered Rock'n'Roll ? o_O YES ! :D

    OK, I stop... :oops:

  14. David Crosby on a US / London flight asked "how high up are we ?" and frontman Roger McGuinn said "6 miles high"
    Guitar World interview talks of Crosby's Tennessean with The Byrds, but you guys are right, this prolly is not that one as this is an early TVshow.
    George Harrison had at least the two Gretschs, David Crosby had a couple as well ??

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  15. Thanks to @wabash slim . . ,
    Hilton Valentine on Gretsch Tennessean he bought in early 1962 in Newcastle . . .

    House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (1964)

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  16. Dont Bring Me Down - The Pretty Things (1965)

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  17. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Lou Reed used a country gent on the first 2 Velvet Underground records.
    Few could make it look as cool as him.
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  18. Michael Nesmith of (teevee stars LOL) The Monkees played a blonde Gretsch 12-string and a Gretsch Viking with teen idol Davy Jones adding in with a Gretsch bass occassionally

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