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Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard

Even though he has been ill lately it was very sad to hear about the passing of one country musics greatest and easily my favorite, Merle Haggard. He passed away today on his 79th birthday.

Happy New Year!

It’s been a great year for the Levin collection. Let’s hope that 2016 will be even better. Happy New Year everyone!

Levin CollectionLevin LT-14 (1965), Levin Goya T-16 (1965), Levin Goya T-18 (1966), Levin Goya T-23 (1966), Levin Rondo Model 29 (1960), Levin LT-16 (1966), Levin LS-16 (1963), Levin LM-26 (1959), Levin Model 65 (1942), Levin Model 13 Ambassadör (1950), Levin Model 32 (1946), Levin Model 3 Royal (1951), Levin W 12-36 (1978), Levin Goya Model GG-172 (1970), Levin Goya Model 163 (1968), Levin Model 174 (1972)

Ian McLagan

Ian McLagan
On of my favourite rock stars, Ian McLagan, past away yesterday. His organ playing was a huge part for me in Small Faces and even more so in The Faces with Ron and Rod. I strongly recommend everyone to read Mac’s book, All The Rage, I enjoyed it way more than both Keith’s and Ron’s biographies.

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Gered Mankowitz, Jimi Hendrix "Smoking" taken in early 1967 in Gered's Masons Yard studio in London, © Bowstir Ltd
Gered Mankowitz, Jimi Hendrix “Smoking” taken in early 1967 in Gered’s Masons Yard studio in London, © Bowstir Ltd

Jimi Hendrix past away on this day 44 years ago. If it wasn’t for this awesome guy, I might never had fallen in love with the guitar or dress the way I do, he was a huge influence 20 years ago when I started playing. Earlier Hendrix posts, Guitar of the day and Guitar of the day

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The Band by Elliott LandyThe Band by Elliott LandyThe Band in Woodstock, NY by Elliott Landy. Landy is the photographer behind most of the iconic photos of The Band from the Woodstock era and he just started a Kickstarter project to found his new book with all his photos of The Band and reached $193,626 even though his goal was just $65,000. You can watch a video about the book project here.

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Araceli & Claes wedding 17th May 2014
I’ve been away for two weeks, Araceli and I went to Sweden and got married. Chest Fever is now a husband / wife duo.

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Johnny Cash for the Life magazine cover November 1969
It was Johnny Cash birthday yesterday, LIFE magazine cover November 1969

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Townes Van Zandt with chicken
“There’s only two kinds of music: the blues and zippety doo-dah.” – Townes Van Zandt

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Jackson Browne, credit Roni HoffmanJackson Browne with a moustache, taken by Roni Hoffman

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Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly in 1959
Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly in 1959

“Buddy was the first person to have faith in my music. He encouraged me in my music and my writing. He was my friend. If anything I’ve ever done is remembered, part of it is because of Buddy Holly.” – Waylon Jennings