Thursday, 27 October 2016

GEORGE SHOWS OFF HIS BEATLES GUITARS IN 1974 MUSIC VIDEO

In late 1974,George released a holiday single of sorts. Its A-side, "Ding Dong, Ding Dong," was one of the catchier tunes from his latest album, Dark Horse
Luckily for Beatles fans—and for guitar fans in general—George filmed a pre-MTV music video to go along with the tune. It's overflowing with guitar cameo appearances; we even see a few of his iconic, Fab Four-era axes a full 10 years after the height of Beatlemania. 


As George parodies several younger versions of himself—"ringing out the old," as it were—he plays (and/or displays) a Gibson ES-5 (not one of his Beatles guitars, despite the Hamburg-era leather jacket he's sporting as he plays it), his legendary 1963 Rickenbacker 360/12, his original Epiphone Casino (the same guitar he played on the Beatles' final tour in 1966) and his 1957 Gibson Les Paul, also known as "Lucy."

This is the guitar George plays in the "Revolution" promo video, the same ax Eric Clapton plays on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (according to Andy Babiuk).
The song features Ringo on drums, plus Alvin Lee of Ten Years After on guitar. 

It's from the Holiday 1975 episode of Rutland Weekend Television, which features Monty Python's Eric Idle. Dig those righteous pedal steel guitar licks
 
 
 


 
 
 

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