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[11 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Fender Telecaster Documentary | 7,730 views]
Fender Telecaster Documentary

Woah. Thanks to the Fender blog for bringing this baby to our attention.
The video below is a taster for a new, double-disk, DVD, Leo Fender’s Telecaster – The Original Twang. This documentary film looks at the 60 year history of the Tele and its antecedents, the Broadcaster, Esquire and No-Caster. Teles from way back in Leo Fender’s Fullerton up to current custom shop instruments feature.
There are interviews, and performances, from a mass of Tele players and lovers including Steve Cropper, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, James Burton, Albert Lee, …

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[8 May 2010 | Comments Off on Jeff Beck Plays Les Paul Tribute At Iridium Club | 3,882 views]
Jeff Beck Plays Les Paul Tribute At Iridium Club

On June 8th and 9th, Jeff Beck will play two performances as a tribute to the wonderful Les Paul.
The shows will take place at the Iridium Jazz Club, where Les played every week for the last 12 years of his life.  Every Monday, right up until his death at 94, Les played there and these shows are presented by the Iridium in collaboration with Gibson.
Beck will be ably aided by Imelda May and her band.  May has worked with Beck on a number of occasions – most notably perhaps, at the …

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[15 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 8,412 views]
Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

Details of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival for 2010 have been announced.
The day-long festival will take part on Saturday, June 26th, 2010 in Toyota Park, Chicago.
Clapton claims that it’s a selfish thing – gathering so many musicians he admires together to hear them play – but the festival’s proceeds are to be donated to Clapton’s Crossroads Centre.  The centre, located on the island of Antigua provides addiction treatment programmes.
Selfish or not, there’s no doubt that Clapton has managed to gather an astonishingly brilliant selection of musicians to play their own …

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[2 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Let’s Hear It For Les (1): Jeff Beck and Imelda May | 3,188 views]
Let’s Hear It For Les (1): Jeff Beck and Imelda May

At the 52nd Grammy Awards, Jeff Beck and Imelda May performed a version of How High The Moon as a tribute to legendary guitarist and tinkerer, Les Paul.
Although bit of a jazz standard, the best known recording of How High The Moon was made by Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1951 and spent nine weeks at the number 1 position in the billboard charts.
Here you can see Jeff and Imelda performing a very nice version of the Les and Mary classic…

And, if you want to get an idea of …

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[21 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Win Tickets to Clapton And Beck In London | 3,076 views]
Win Tickets to Clapton And Beck In London

Fancy a chance to see Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck perform in the O2 in London?  ‘Course you do.  You’re not mental, are you?
Well you can win one of two tickets to see Clapton and Beck as they play one of only two shows in London.  Enter the Lick Library competition and keep the 13th of February free just in case.
Wondering what body-part you’re going to have to lop off for this?  Actually, it’s far less gruesome (and a lot more fun).
To be in with a chance to win, all …

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[30 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on The Gallstones Of God | 3,005 views]
The Gallstones Of God

Eric Clapton was to appear, tonight and tomorrow (October 30th and 31st) at The Hall Of Fame concerts in Madison Square garden.
He has, unfortunately, had to pull out of these appearances after having undergone surgery to remove gallstones.
Stepping into the scheduling hole will be another former Yardbird, Jeff Beck.  Beck was recently inducted into the Hall Of Fame himself (back in April ’09).  Beck was inducted by Jimmy Page, if you’re interested.
Clapton is said to be recovering well and will pick-up his touring schedule in 2010.
The picture opposite helpfully points …

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