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Title: 50tth Anniversary guitar
Post by: Walkerman on January 03, 2017, 02:11:22 PM
So, JCL started his shop in 1967 .... 50'years ago.    1967 .....

Larrivee started
Sgt. Peppers released
Summer of love in Haight Ashbury
I graduated from high school.
Super Bowl I was played
Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"
Jimi Hendrix records Purple Haze
The Graduate and Cool Hand Luke released
The Monkees appeared on TV
Muhammad Ali tried for refusing the draft



What a year


Title: Re: 50tth Anniversary guitar
Post by: George on January 03, 2017, 02:42:27 PM
So, JCL started his shop in 1967 .... 50'years ago.    1967 .....

Larrivee started
Sgt. Peppers released
Summer of love in Haight Ashbury
I graduated from high school.
Super Bowl I was played
Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"
Jimi Hendrix records Purple Haze

What a year

 :+1:  Ditto high school too...


Title: Re: 50tth Anniversary guitar
Post by: B0WIE on January 03, 2017, 03:18:01 PM
Pretty crazy to see it in that perspective. Incredible that a man who started back then, during all those social events, is still actively part of the process today.  I think he's a bit of a visionary to have created such a variation back then because we've seen so many other builders move toward a more "modern" and balanced sound over the years. I'm not going to say they copied or were even necessarily influenced by Larrivee.  But, Jean's sense of taste in tone certainly stood the test of time and is more relevant today than ever, IMO.


Title: Re: 50tth Anniversary guitar
Post by: Walkerman on January 03, 2017, 03:25:59 PM
Pretty crazy to see it in that perspective. Incredible that a man who started back then, during all those social events, is still actively part of the process today.  I think he's a bit of a visionary to have created such a variation back then because we've seen so many other builders move toward a more "modern" and balanced sound over the years. I'm not going to say they copied or were even necessarily influenced by Larrivee.  But, Jean's sense of taste in tone certainly stood the test of time and is more relevant today than ever, IMO.

And relevant to boot .... I have heard that the Larrivee SD-40 is the hot ticket in Nashville now.  Wouldn't it be cool if it replaces the dread as the GOC.


Title: Re: 50tth Anniversary guitar
Post by: Mikeymac on January 03, 2017, 05:33:27 PM
1967...

- my mom and step-dad got married (he later adopted me and my two twin brothers)
- we moved to Duluth, MN (leaving Illinois for the final time after living there for most of my first 9 years)
- I start listening to my step dad's records - Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy, etc. ... little did I know that an interest in guitar was being conceived (which finally gave birth to my first guitar purchase in 1970...)


Title: Re: 50tth Anniversary guitar
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on January 10, 2017, 06:52:51 AM
Great post, Steve.  Reminiscing now, this was probably the most formative year of my life.

So, JCL started his shop in 1967 .... 50'years ago.    1967 .....

Larrivee started.................................................I had no idea about what a good guitar was, but I had realized I wanted to be a guitar player for about a year.  About a year earlier, my mom bought me a Sears Silvertone acoustic that got me started.

Sgt. Peppers released.........................................My friend, my brother and I really "got" this album and we were blown away by it's innovation though we couldn't define why it affected us so much.  We started a "band" to emulate them.

Summer of love in Haight Ashbury.......................Being only 14 and still innocent, I didn't realize the significance of this.  We were aware of songs like "Something in the Air" , "If you go to San Francisco" and "San Francisco Nights" and it gave us a good feeling that maybe we couldn't define but gave us a feeling of love and acceptance of others which I still retain to this day.
 
I graduated from high school..............................I started my first year of high school, which in Saskatchewan, starts in grade 9 and goes to grade 12.  I was only a year away from meeting my high school sweetheart, Lucy, who became my wife in 1972.  45 years later, we are still soulmates and happily together.

Super Bowl I was played...................................I had no knowledge of NFL/AFL football, but was, and still am a huge fan of the CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders.  I attended almost every one of their games from 1966 to 1971 when I went to college.

Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"....................She was not even on my radar back then, unless that song happened to be in the top 30 on AM radio, which I'm sure it was.  I was so into the Beatles, Monkees, Stones, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Supremes, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, etc. that her and other Motown artists with that kind of exceptional talent went unnoticed in that era unless it got played on AM radio.  I believe so called "underground" radio on FM had started by then, but I didn't have the equipment to receive or play it.

Jimi Hendrix records Purple Haze...........................I became aware of this incredible talent because my best friend, a drummer in a real band, had the album and we played it over and over again.  I envied him so much because he was into the latest music and actually covered it in the band.  I had a chance to be their bass player when I was 15, but my dad wouldn't let me, which really ticked me off, but I wasn't quite old enough to defy him then.

The Graduate and Cool Hand Luke released...............I remember being aware of these movies, and that they were "adult" movies and so I was not allowed to see them.

The Monkees appeared on TV..................................My age group were huge fans.  Those of us that began thinking more seriously about making our own music questioned if they were actually playing the instruments and truly performing in person.  This became a big controversy back then.  The consensus was they weren't playing the instruments.  Obviously their singing  voices were themselves, though.  In any case, they had some great songs with great production values regardless of whom is playing.

Muhammad Ali tried for refusing the draft................I vaguely remember this, but that's about all.

What a year


Title: Re: 50tth Anniversary guitar
Post by: Walkerman on January 10, 2017, 01:26:34 PM
Great post, Steve.  Reminiscing now, this was probably the most formative year of my life.


I still play Paul Revere and the Raiders Greatest Hits on my bike rides.  Love that group.  Mark Lindsey was a great singer.


Title: Re: 50tth Anniversary guitar
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on January 12, 2017, 05:28:57 AM
I still play Paul Revere and the Raiders Greatest Hits on my bike rides.  Love that group.  Mark Lindsey was a great singer.

Kicks just keep getting harder to find,
And all your kicks ain't bringin' you peace of mind,
Before you find out it's too late, girl
You better get straight ..........
(You don't need kicks)