Buddy Holly Day is coming September 7, Buddy’s birthday. Stay tuned for more details.
A very rare 1965 Bartell Spyder electric guitar, labeled and marketed by house brand St. George, was spotted this week selling on eBay. The seller from Aurora, Ohio has listed a ‘Buy It Now’ price of $1585.95.
Here is the original eBay post: 1965 Bartell Spyder Electric guitar CANDY BLUE CALIFORNIA ORIG
Bartell was a family-owned musical instruments company from about 1964 to 1968, making guitars in my hometown of Riverside, California.
Learn more about the Bartell company and their electric guitars and basses at this great website dedicated to Bartell: Bartell Guitars and Bases
Here are some photos of the guitar for sale.
Kansas City news reporter Amy Anderson and producer Zoe Brown interview two ‘teenagers’ who were at the Surf Ballroom on February 3, 1959 and then travel to Clear Lake, Iowa to file this exceptional story about ‘The Night The Music Died.’ Also, the story includes a connection to original Cricket rhythm guitar player, Niki Sullivan.
Link to the KCTV 5 News Report: Fans, descendants remember impact of ‘the day the music died’ 60 years later
Axs TV has a full night of Buddy Holly on tap for tonight!
9:00 PM – First, Gary Busey sings and plays electric guitar in his Oscar-nominated role as Buddy Holly in the Academy Award winning movie ‘The Buddy Holly Story.’
11:15 PM – ‘Rock Legends: Buddy Holly’ – A 30-minute mini-documentary on the life and musical impact of Buddy Holly.
11:45 PM – ‘The Day The Rock Star Died’ featuring the life of Buddy Holly. Another mini-documentary created for the 60th Anniversary of his death.
Here’s the trailer.
The Sears 60BXL (labeled as Silvertone model 1428) was a electric bass amp similar in design and appearance to guitar and bass amps built by Danelectro in the late 1960’s. It appeared in the Sears Catalog from 1971 through 1973. According to the catalog, the 60BXL was a two transistor-powered 60-watt (marketing hype) bass amp with a 15-inch speaker. It seems that very few of these amps were sold, maybe because the more powerful 200BXL met the needs of electric bass players.
Not much is known about these amps; they are rarely seen in the wild. Here is an image from the 1971 Sears Catalog.
Here is a posting about this amp in the Talk Bass Forum: NAD – 1971 Sears 60 BXL Combo.
A 1960’s Bartell Apache was recently spotted for sale on eBay. With a ‘Buy It Now’ price of only $350.00, it was scooped up pretty quickly.
Here is the original eBay post: VINTAGE 1960S USA BARTELL APACHE OF CALIFORNIA ELECTRIC GUITAR LUTHIER PROJECT
Bartell was a family owned company located in Riverside, California.
Learn about the Bartell company and their electrics guitars at this great website dedicated to Bartell: Bartell Guitars and Bases
Here are some more photos of the Apache guitar.
Vintage Rock Magazine of Britain has issued a special 132 page edition honoring the 60th anniversary of The Day The Music Died.
Exclusive interviews include intimate discussions with Buddy’s widow Maria Elena Holly; Bobby Vee, who took the unenviable position as Buddy’s replacement to close out the final tour; Crickets members Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis, who share their fond memories of Buddy – and producer Nick Patrick, whose True Love Ways project brought Buddy’s music together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Click here to order your copy: Buddy Holly and The Day The Music Died
Built in the early 1950’s by record producer Owen Bradley, the ‘Quonset Hut’ was the original Nashville recording home for Decca Records. Rock ‘n’ roll pioneers, like Buddy Holly, made their first professional recordings in Owen Bradley’s studio.
Here it is…
The story according to Paul Schatzkin, from Cohesion Arts website.
Book: How Nashville Became Music City, U.S.A.: 50 years of Music Row by Michael Kosser (Google Books).
Blog: Nashville Skyline, November 2009: New Life for the Quonset Hut, Mix Online.
Quonset Hut Hosts Reunion Celebration, Music Row, June 30, 2011.
This is gigantic! Announced today by Decca Records, a brand new Buddy Holly album is now available for pre-order! Hear Buddy’s classics reimagined with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
See the trailer with Maria-Elena and Larry Holley, released today!