Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Return of Tommy's Guitar


Interview with Tommy Conwell (1990's) about the return of his stolen guitar, a 1969 Guild X500, with an autograph collection that includes engravings from Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Dickey Betts, John Lee Hooker, Steve Jones, Johnny Ramone, Chubby Checker and Chrissie Hynde.

Copy of article about the initial theft:
The Boston Globe, 7 December 1990

Rumblers Get Unlucky
Philadelphia rockers Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, who recently played the Paradise, had their equipment truck stolen later that night from their hotel. The truck was recovered, but the instruments were gone, including Conwell's one-of-a-kind Guild guitar with signatures from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chrissie Hynde, John Lee Hooker and others.

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