These photos of Bob Marley in his backyard at home in Jamaica were taken by photographer David Burnett for Time Magazine in March of 1976. Marley did not play many different guitars in his career but this acoustic guitar caught my eye because of the piece of paper it has taped to it.
I have always been intrigued by the colorful acoustic guitar played by Pat Smear during the Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York concert.
I need to find a little more information about this Jack White Blue Fender Telecaster Guitar. First of all, it’s beautiful but is it vintage??? What year?? Is it new??? Is it custom???
On June 1, 2010 Paul McCartney was presented the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by President Barack Obama at the White House.
The album cover of The Beatles “Let It Be” features four individual square photos of each member of the band taken from the “Get Back” sessions. No instruments are featured on the cover but both the John Lennon and Paul McCartney photos have microphones in the frame.
One of my favorite advertisements has to be this ad for “The Kids Are Alright” rockumentary film released in 1979 about The Who. The ad features Pete Townshend about to smash his Gibson Les Paul guitar with the caption “This Guitar Has Seconds To Live.”
Kurt Cobain used this left-handed 1965 Fender Jaguar in the Nirvana’s video for “Lithium” and live on many occasision. The guitar ended up in Hole’s “Doll Parts” video a few months after Kurt’s death in 1994.
Around the time of the release of Black Sabbath Vol. 4, Geezer Butler started playing this white bass with an “Enjoy Cocaine” sticker on it that looks like the “Enjoy Coca-Cola” logo. Coincidently, the timing of the sticker seemed to be the exact time that Black Sabbath started falling apart due to drugs (cocaine) and alcohol.
I’ve always been intrigued by Jack White’s 1950′s Kay Hollowbody Archtop guitar that he covered in a paper bag. White uses this guitar when performing “Seven Nation Army” with The White Stripes. It was covered in a paper bag to help to stop feedback though the f-holes in the hallowbody.
After Kurt died, Courtney gave away many of his belongings to friends and fans. She gave away Kurt’s Tom Peterson watch to Kat Bjelland of Babes In Toyland. She gave away Kurt’s Fender Jag-Stang Guitar to Peter Buck of R.E.M. She also gave Navarro this Daphne Blue Fender Musicmaster guitar that used to belong to Kurt.