This Started It All For Me...

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  1. Bill Sheehan

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    Seeing this, at age 11 (without the annoying subtitles, of course)... that's what did it for me. No more trumpet lessons. Had to figure out how to play the guitar!

     
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    Ginchy, baby! Was that Shindig?
     
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    What's with the dude in the chef's outfit dancing out there? Was that ever a thing?
     
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    Yeah Buddy! For me I guess it was Chuck Berry and Elvis. By the time 1965 rolled around I was in high school and playing in a band. You Really Got Me was one of the first songs we learned. The first time I heard that intro was a huge confirmation of why I loved the electric guitar. And the girls liked it too!:)

    That's me, second from the left.

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    I was five years old. It was my first record/cassette too.

    (for the record, Setzer has absolutely nothing to do with my love for Gretsch, or the Beatles, or AC/DC. Maybe a little Soundgarden, and a little Billy Zoom contributed, though ;D)

     
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    Apart from the early clips of the beatles at airports/shows the only thing I remember seeing on the old B&W TV was some of the US country music variety shows...

    guitar guys I saw were mainly at the back strumming up and down or up at the mic strumming up and down...

    Until this bloke came out with a big C (G) on his guitar named Chet Atkins... wooo.. this guy has his initial burnt onto his guitar.. cool...then he started to play stuff all up and down the neck like he was just playing games with it...singing and smiling..... o_O:eek::D

    I was up at the tv 3 feet away, in awe... with everyone telling me to get out of the way.....

    their cries were in vain.... I heard not their words... Chet was playing..:lol:

    turned out I was short sighted and needed glasses when they realised I had trouble seeing the blackboard in gr1...:rolleyes:
     
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    I don't know why he doesn't get more appreciation. For my money, one of the all-time greats.
     
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    Guitar solo - time to cut to the dancers.
     
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    Jimmy Page wasn't there, so...
     
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    This was my Beatles on Ed Sullivan...



    I was 10 years old and became a drummer that day.
     
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    Hahahahahahaha! Not sure about the chef guy; he has become my favorite part of the video, though.
     
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    In 1964/65 the only way they could get away with showing a black boy dancing with white girls on TV would be to make him look like a servant.
     
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    AWESOME! That almost looks like the Illinois Building at the State Fairgrounds! So cool!
     
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    I only started playing guitar in late highschool. One of my mates got a guitar somehow, so I'd call by after school and we'd try and learn chords off what written material we had.... not much...

    Our fav record at the time was PF Relics, a compliation of songs, some we'd heard on earlier PF records... it's a good gathering of songs,,,

    eventually my mate through trial and error and ear figured out the chords for Julia Dream sorta close enough to play along...and I learned off him...

    That was the moment I connected with guitar when I realised our guitar was just the same at the ones the stars played... it was all on there.... :)....

     
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    Because of my parents, my brother (7 years older) and my sister (4 years older) I had always been around music, listened to music, and been exposed to people playing music since I was born...but this made me want to play the guitar
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    And this made me want to practice guitar

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    I was waiting up for the midnight summary from Le Mans 24hr in June 1965. I was 15 and vaguely followed pop groups, preferred the Kinks and Rolling Stones to the Beatles (you had to choose.)

    Before the race report the BBC showed this



    My life changed.
     
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    I like the photo, drums on a riser, no one looking a their feet...impressive for high school.
     
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    It was a joke, I thought everybody knew this one by now.

    Wikipedia, though? If you're gonna play "Mythbusters," at least find something with citations-

    http://legendsrevealed.com/entertai...y-page-play-lead-guitar-on-you-really-got-me/
     
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    I’m another Beatles on Ed Sullivan guy.
    I was about 6, and I parroted my father’s dismissal of those silly looking boys;), but they sure made my heart beat fast.
    They looked like they were having the time of their lives, because they were.
    I thought, yeah (yeah, yeah), that’s what I’m going to do as soon as I can.
    All those girls losing their minds, COOL!
     
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