For the last 12 years Joe Chambers, CEO and Founder of the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, has been working on a coffee table book that captures all the museum instruments and the stories behind them. It’s a unique, one of a kind masterpiece.
If you’re familiar with the Musicians Hall of Fame YouTube channel, you’ll know just what an incredible part of music history these instruments are.
Photographer Royce DeGrie says “both Joe and I are very proud of the end product. It’s not your typical museum book. It’s an oversize, large format book to display photos of beautiful instruments that we managed to get of all these instruments and the stories behind them”.
A Few Features of the Book:
- 1967 Fender Telecaster that belonged to Jimi Hendrix.
- Pete Townshend’s, Les Paul Deluxe that was used on the Quadrophenia Tour. There isn’t a mark on the guitar except for where the headstock and neck were broken while on tour
- Joe Osborn, one of the most famous bass players of pop/rock history and a part of The Wrecking Crew played this bass guitar on The Carpenters Records, The Mamas and the Papas, and Simon and Garfunkel. When Joe moved to Nashville in the 70’s, he played it on many hit records including The Gambler by Kenny Rogers.
- Duane Eddy’s Gibson Signature Guitar.
All instruments in the book at one time have been on display at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville, TN. Instruments in the book are not guitars only.
Rick Leeds says
I would like to get an autographed copy, if possible.
Jim Fox says
Bob Dylan came to Nashville and so many followed in his path. I wrote a poem about Bob, titled the poet is in the alley.
Bob Dylan is indeed the poet in the alley
Strumming his guitar, tellin’ us his views
Recitin’ the news
Like a velvety draped muse
He is the rhymer of reason
A year of four seasons
Who takes the time to explain
Examine the facts, retrace the steps
Amid the deluge
Of loss and of pain
A wayward minstrel
Who wants everyone to hear
Come listen to the message
Of a once younger
Now so much older balladeer
Some carry a lot of trouble
Down the road of dust and rubble
Others wake at the break of noon
As for me, well I’ll just keep on a listenin’
Showin’ less expression
But always a whistilin’
One of my favorite tunes
Good poem ! I read somewhere that Bob never liked Nashville. He had one good friend, Johnny Cash but he didn’t feel accepted by most other artist. His music was never traditional Country and he moved on. One of the most talented song writers in history imo.
RC Andrews says
So glad I reserved my the day of the announcement!
Thanks for all you do!
Nothin’ but respect,