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This Week in Rock History, February 20 – February 26

Anne Erickson
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02.20.2017

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Check out some significant events, album releases, births and deaths happening from February 20 through February 26 in rock history.
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Why is there a Vinyl Revival?

Michael Leonard
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02.15.2017

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Recent years have seen a resurgence in vinyl sales, and the “old fashioned” record business is becoming increasingly hi-tech. Just like a 1950s-design Gibson made to 21st century hi-tech standards, this phenomena looks like the best of all worlds for audiophiles.
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This Week in Rock History, Feb. 13 – Feb. 19

Russell Hall
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02.13.2017

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Historically speaking, this week in rock music has been marked by a trove of memorable events. Brian Wilson began recording one of pop’s most celebrated songs, The Who performed their most famous concert, and Freddie Mercury made his final public appearance with Queen.
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Les Paul Before the Les Paul: A Groundbreaking Artist Honored by the Library of Congress

Dave Hunter
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02.10.2017

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There was a lot more to Les, however, than most players today would ever imagine.
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Gibson Guitar Greats: Grant Green

Michael Leonard
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02.09.2017

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Never as lauded as his Blue Note peers, Grant Green was nevertheless a consummate guitarist who straddled jazz and funk with style, and knew that even jazz was at its best when the melody was king. Here’s the 101 on a cult player who influenced everyone from George Benson to Carlos Santana to Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Slide Your Way to the Top

Daniel Eriksson
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02.09.2017

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I love the expressiveness associated with playing slide guitar - the possibilities are endless! Thanks to Gibson's G-FORCE system it's never been easier to dial up an open tuning and play some mean slide. Here are five suggestions of awesome slide guitar tunes you may want to try out.
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Love is in the Air: The 10 Greatest Valentine’s Day Instrumentals

Ted Drozdowski
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02.07.2017

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Most famous love songs have lyrics designed to propel romance to absolute heights. Think of Frank Sinatra’s performance of “My Funny Valentine” or Etta James singing “At Last.”
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From the Vault: 10 Wild and Wonderful Vintage Gibson Ads

Ellen Barnes
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02.06.2017

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The year is new, but at the moment we can’t help but linger on decades past. We recently discovered a wellspring of sepia-toned Gibson and Epiphone advertisements from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s – ads that most of us had never seen before. We’ve cherry-picked 10 of them to share with you.
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This Week in Rock History, Feb. 6 – Feb. 12

Russell Hall
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02.06.2017

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Historically speaking, this week in rock music has been marked by a trove of memorable events. One of contemporary music’s greatest bands released their
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10 All-Star Tips For Improving Your Guitar Skills

Daniel Eriksson
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02.03.2017

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When you've just started out playing guitar, it is always a good idea to draw inspiration from other guitarists around you. There's nothing better than learning from other musicians. An experienced guitarist can certainly steer you in the right direction as you try to strum your first few chords on the six string. But surely, nothing would be better than getting advice from your guitar heroes, right?
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