On a recent hot Friday night, despite it being packed inside and out, I couldn’t help notice a couple of famous faces were making another appearance in Pasadena. At the Old Towne Pub.
While oblivious to everyone else at the Pub, even in the dim, intoxicating lights and darkness of a bar, I recognized who these two legends were. It’s against my policy, but I just had to introduce myself:
A Rickenbacker guitar, with its unique sound, was played by John Lennon when The Beatles made their famous appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. The 60’s also gave Rickenbacker its best PR.
The Fender Stratocaster was made famous by Jimi Hendrix and is, imho, the most important guitar in Rock history.
BTW, both companies originated in Southern California. If you love music, Rock in particular, you have to love these guitars.
These are just two of the many famous names in music history which have visited Pasadena: hometown heroes Van Halen, of course, but also Michael Jackson (at the Pasadena Playhouse!), Phil Collins, Marvin Hamlisch who just died, U2, et al, etc! Heck, there should be a series on music history of Pasadena.
What famous musical faces have you seen in our area??
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