Interesting rock facts

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  1. Skully

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    It happened in December 1984 and the story is that the derringer he kept in his boot went off as he was removing it and he accidentally shot himself in the stomach. Now, that may be a cover story, but the date is probably accurate.
     
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    Sorry if some of this is repeat. I'm not going to read 14 pages lol. I did get through about. 10.

    Billy Gibbons is a licensed minister.

    At Woodstock Santana was cooked on acid or 'shrooms. He said the guitar neck was bending and weaving like a snake.

    Joe Walsh was adopted. He also tried to run for President on the Free Beer For Everyone ticket.

    Jerry Donahue is my fav Tele player. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
     
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    And the guitarist was only 16! How many 16 year olds do you know who could come of with such a catchy yet haunting riff, other than me obviously? :D
     
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    Hound Dog Taylor was born with six fingers on each hand. He cut one off with a knife..:eek:
     
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    Well, Erik Brann (Braunn, Braun), born August 11, 1950 - dead July 25, 2003, was actually 17 when they recorded In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Impressive nevertheless.
     
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    My other half & I were drinking with "some guy" ;) at the end of his UK tour a couple of years ago - and his "good friend and great guitarist" from NYC was there too so he shouted him over for an intro & a pic.
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    Oh my. The many perks of being a rock 'n roll star.
     
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    While this is one of the pre-Elvis, legitimate, examples of rock before the so often cited 'birth of rock' Elvis/Sun recordings, Jr. Barnard was using a volume pedal and overdriven sounds almost 10 years before Ike's recordings with the Trailblazers.

    Maybe Jr wasn't playing rock n roll, but he was experimenting with sounds and has a distorted tone on a number of the 'Tiffany Transcriptions' records. Check out his "Fat Boy Rag."
     
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    The famous 'setting the piano on fire' incident of Jerry Lee Lewis:

    He and Chuck Berry argued backstage who was going to go on last.

    They both had hit records.

    Jerry was racist and turned it racial.

    He pulled a knife on Chuck Berry.

    Chuck Berry was a criminal.

    He pulled a gun.

    Lewis took the stage.

    Set his piano on fire.

    Left the stage and retorted, "Beat that MothaF#@*#r."
     
  10. Doug 54

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    Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive

    His sister has played piano for Van da Man for several yrs

    In the recent GP magazine Elliot Randall talks about his ss Marshall (well it does have 1 preamp tube!)

    in the 80's Mick Jagger's younger brother was marketing an S style gtr made of marble

    I wish someone would explain the real sordid truth behind David Knopfler's departure fro Dire Sts!!

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    Conrad Sundholm of Sunn amplifier fame was brother to the bass player on Louie Louie (kingsmen)

    The slide guitar on CSNY "teach your children" was a first take played by Jerry Garcia

    GE Smith was married to Gilda Radner

    Everyone already knew these, right?
     
  12. Doug 54

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    Garcia played pedal steel-
     
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    Right you are. carry on
     
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    Greg Allman shot himself in the foot to avoid the draft.
     
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    As far as I know, it was a classic case of "big brother syndrome". David Knopfler shared a flat with bassist John Illsley, who was playing in a punk band at the time and used the flat as rehearsal space. David -who couldn't stand punk - decided that he had to either move out or persuade Illsley to play something more melodious, so the two of them started what became Dire Straits. When Mark Knopfler moved to London, he joined the band and used David's London contacts to make it more and more successful; David apparently never wanted Dire Straits to be more than a cult band. David eventually left during 1980, while the band were recording "Making Movies", saying he didn't want to be a strummer for someone else's dreams. I believe they see each other at family weddings and so on, but I don't think they get on particularly well.
    For my money, the original Dire Straits lineup, with Pick Withers on drums and David Knopfler on rhythm guitar, is one of the best bands there has ever been. I don't really like the post-1983 Dire Straits, but I could listen to their early stuff all day.
     
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    Right guy, wrong band. Michael Bloomfield was in The Electric Flag. His friend, Al Kooper, was in Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
     
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    Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts did not play for the Stones at the first ever Rolling Stones live performance.
     
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    Keith Richards did not use an electric guitar on Jumpin' Jack Flash, instead he used an acoustic ran through multiple tracks.
     
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    The Eagles at one point lived in a house ontop of a hill that was nicknamed the "Eagles Nest" fpr obvious reasons...
     
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