On October 9, 2009 (John Lennon’s Birthday), The International Lunar Geographic Society announced that a crater on Luna, Earth’s Moon, has been renamed to honor John Lennon.
Archive | November, 2009
Another feelnumb.com post about stickers on instruments….This time it’s Ryan Adams who played this Gibson Acoustic with sticker with letters spelling out OWSLEY. We have not found the reason for the sticker so I can only assume that it is for Owsley Stanley.
“Lola” is a song written by Ray Davies and performed by The Kinks which details a romantic encounter between a young man and a transvestite. It was released in June of 1970 and would eventually reach #2 in the U.K. and #9 in the U.S. charts but not before Davies had to fly from New York to London just to change the lyric to get the song on the air.
In the book Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain By Charles R. Cross there is a quick mention of Kurts favorite place to get a burrito. Here’s the place it’s called Taco Time on East Madison and 15th in Seattle, Washington.
American rock historian Brett Meisner while in Paris in 1997, decided to stop by his Jim Morrison’s grave at the Père Lachaise cemetery to pay respects to his hero. He then asked his assistant to take a souvenir photograph. This was before the instant gratification of digital cameras and Meisner completely forgot about the photograph.
Dee Dee Ramone (born Douglas Glenn Colvin), of The Ramones, died June 5, 2002 in apartment #204 in this unassuming apartment building in Hollywood.
The Hendrix/Zappa guitar is one of the most infamous guitars of all time. It’s alleged that Jimi Hendrix burned this guitar at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival (photos show he played a white stratocaster), Frank Zappa bought or was given the remains, and after Frank died his son Dweezil got it. It was repaired to be playable, and Frank Zappa played it on his 1976 album “Zoot Allures”.
Check out Ryan Adams’ huge Fender Princeton Amp!!! Actually it’s a giant fake Fender cabinet that holds 4 Fender Princeton combo amps inside (you could see the 4 amps inside in the first photo).
The photo on the cover for the classic The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan album features a photograph of Bob Dylan with his then-girlfriend/muse Suze Rotolo. The photo was taken by CBS staff photographer Don Hunstein at the corner of Jones Street and West 4th Street in the West Village, New York City.
Looks like Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder at some point had a sticker on his vintage Brown Martin 0-18 acoustic guitar. I haven’t seen it on there recently as this picture was taken around 2004. Don’t quite know what it is but it looks like a variation of The United States Presidential Seal or The Ramones […]