55 years ago........

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  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Yesterday I had a great phone call with my ex-bandmate and old schoolfriend Ted in Perth WA. It was 55 years ago that we formed a band on Valentine’s Day 1966. Sadly, we are the only 2 surviving members from the original lineup. This year I will be 74 and he will be 75. Time flies!

    Here we are, the 2 guitar players onstage in 1967, and more recently on my couch in Sydney.
    1857_001.jpg Ted and Wyn Anzac Day 2016 002.JPG
     
  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Nice photos, Wyn! No Gretsch though? :D
     
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  3. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Cool! It's awesome when musicians remain friends.
    Great photos!
    My band was suppose to play our 50 anniversary show in November but Covid-19 killed it...:(.
     
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  4. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Playing guitar
    Sorry about your band mates.

    Both guitar players still kick’n, my odds are improving :D
     
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I had a Strat at home but no Epi Casino, we were trying to replicate the guitars in the original photo!
     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Thats great Audept . There's nothing like friends, especially musical friends like this . I can honestly say I can relate . This is me and my friend Ed ( yea , he's a little taller than me :p ) Great friends as kids and all throughout high school . We lost touch a few years after school and had gotten together Christmas 2019 . We had so much music in common , from guitars to high school Choir to our favorite bands to gassing for the same equipment . Although we would always jam together , he was in a great band with his 2 other brothers . He told me that day he came to visit that he always wanted me in the band with him but I guess his older brothers friend won the coin toss ( lets say ) .
    One of the best Christmas's I've ever had .
     

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  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Great pic of you two.

    Great memories I'm betting.
     
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  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Many of them we are still keeping to ourselves, Divorces are so expensive these days!
     
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  9. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    And you've kept your hair too! :)
     
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  10. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    LOL. Especially red heads. They may want more than money!!
     
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  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    It's a touchy point with my mate! ;)
     
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  12. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    So I guessed right then? Figured that was you with the Tele. Awesome to have those memories together and still see each other!
     
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  13. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Synchromatic

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    Aug 11, 2020
    NYS
    Wow...and you guys look exactly the same! ;-)
     
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  14. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    My thoughts exactly. You guys haven't changed a hair! Now go buy a Casino, what's wrong with you?
     
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  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    :p:D:D
     
  16. Andy Fortune

    Andy Fortune Gretschie

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    May 24, 2016
    Corning, NY
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  17. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
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  18. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    That is fantastic!
     
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  19. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

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    Mar 27, 2020
    Belgium
    Rock 'n roll history right there and heroes in my book ;)
     
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  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Wyn is a groovy old man! :)
     
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