1966 Rickenbacker 330/12

Early years of Rickenbacker Guitars prior to and including 1972

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Re: 1966 Rickenbacker 330/12

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:05 pm

sys700 wrote:I'm very pleased with the condition. Only a few dings here and there but barely noticeable. I bought it off the original owner, Bruce Mattey, of New Colony Six, a 60's band from Chicago that are still active today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGW4cFMAcS0


Small world. I went to high school (St. Patrick's, in Chicago) with those guys, although Bruce was a later member. Their original keyboardist, Chris "Seth" Wolski, was my locker partner, and Ray Graffia, Pat McBride and Gerry (van) Kollenburg were upperclassmen who were top students. Their original name: "The Patsmen". They played sock hops and pep rallies under this name through '64 before decamping for Hollywood and picking up a new keyboard player. (Chris' mom wouldn't let him tour--he was only 16. Besides, being Polish, he played a Cordovox electric accordion, which everybody thought was "square".) Their second keyboard player (Greg Kempinski aka Craig Kemp) had the first VOX Continental I ever saw in the flesh. He lived around the corner from me.

They were the first group I ever heard do "I Want to Hold Your Hand" live, at a St. Pat's event (chorus concert) in late '64.
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Re: 1966 Rickenbacker 330/12

Postby (Rayomatic) » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:37 pm

Cool guitar history!
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