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Five (More) Great Gretsch Movie Moments

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We offered a list of five great Gretsch movie moments a few months back. Since there’s plenty more where they came from, however, here are a few more great Gretsch cinematic appearances.

Help!, 1965

Directed by Richard Lester, Help!, was the second feature film from the Beatles.  The comedy adventure’s plot was based around the band running up against an evil cult that was about to sacrifice a woman to the goddess Kaili.  Unfortunately, the woman in question is not wearing the sacrificial ring.  Guess who has the ring stuck on their finger?  Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

We won’t spoil the rest of the flick for you, but it should be noted that there were several musical performances during Help!, as well, and the soundtrack was even released as an album.  Most notably during a performance of “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” in the film, George Harrison is seen strumming a Country Gentleman.

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Music Radar Lists 15 Gretsch Electric Guitar Stars

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Music Radar put together a of list of acclaimed Gretsch-wielding artists, ranging from rockabilly pioneers to new-wave metallers.

Below are some of the names on the list…

- Eddie Cochran. This rockabilly pioneer only ever played his Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins hollow-body during his all-too brief life and career, and was recently honored with a 6120 Eddie Cochran Signature Hollow Body model.

- Bo Diddley. Known for his energetic performances, numerous contributions to rock ‘n’ roll and his distinctive G5810 Bo Diddley model, Bo Diddley is true icon and a true Gretsch aficionado.

- Malcom Young. The AC/DC Gretsch-wielding guitarist received his first Gretsch, a 1963 Gretsch Jet Firebird,  from his brother George. Over the years, he added White Falcon guitars to the mix and eventually received his own Gretsch signature model.

See who else made Music Radar’s list here.

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