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Gretsch Greatest Hits . . . and Hitters: Phil Collins

Considering the enormity of Phil Collins’ success as a solo artist, it might surprise some people to learn that he first came to musical prominence as the drummer in a band almost a decade earlier. Throughout most of his career Phil performed his dynamic drumming on a Gretsch drumkit that was, to put it mildly, different from the kits of his contemporaries (and remains so to this day).

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Oh What A Night...With Doyle Dykes

Saturday night, August 1, was a musically magical night when Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor in Bloomingdale, GA hosted a special evening featuring Doyle Dykes, “one of the finest fingerpicking guitarists around” as described by the late Chet Atkins.

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Nashville Expo Center, located on the Tennessee State Fairgrounds - See more at: http://www.nashvilledrumshow.com/location/#sthash.8qj8BXw9.dpu

2015: FRED GRETSCH CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS!

Back in 1964, Fred Gretsch experienced his own "revolution" while sitting in front of his family’s black-and-white television. He watched the Beatles’ first live performance in the US and witnessed George Harrison playing a guitar with HIS family’s name on it! Now in 2015, Fred is celebrating his 50th year in the music business. Stay tuned for news and reports from various celebratory events beginning with a "Brooklyn Bash" that took place at StreetsSounds NYC on May 30. Gretsch Guitars is also giving away a one-of-a-kind guitar in honor of this momentous occasion. Learn more and enter!

CELEBRATION AT FULLER'S GUITAR IN HOUSTON

Join us on Saturday, September 19 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Fuller's Guitar in Houston to help celebrate Fred Gretsch's 50 years in the music business! Music by The Octanes, multi-media presentation, prizes, and more. Free and open to all ages. Hope to see you there!!

AN AWARD-WINNING TRIBUTE TO CHET ATKINS

In 2014 we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the relationship between Chet Atkins and the Gretsch Company. Watch "A Tribute to Chet Atkins" a top winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards and read "Celebrating 60 Years" by Fred Gretsch.

GERMAN GUITAR HEROES:

Read Fred Gretsch's examination of an important part of history not properly being represented.

More Gretsch events HERE.

RECAP OF RECENT EVENTS:

Visit our RECAP page for details of other Gretsch events from 2015, 2014, and earlier.

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