Some more artifacts glimpsed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over the weekend.
Carl Wilson's 1964 Rickenbacker 12-String -- the guitar he played with the Beach Boys in The T.A.M.I Show. That one literally took my breath away, and not just because I hadn't expected to see it. (You can see Dennis Wilson's 1962 Gretch drum kit, also familiar from the aforementioned film classic, at the bottom of the frame, but I couldn't get a clear shot of it. Sorry.)
A saxophone played by the great Louis Jordan. Caldonia!!!
The custom built (in 1968) amp stack (and psychedelically adorned Gibson) of John Cippolina (the criminally underrated guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service). I can now totally believe that Cippolina was the loudest guitarist on the San Francisco Scene.
And yes, that's really Ringo's drum kit, the one he played at Shea Stadium in 1965. You can actually walk around it. (In the second shot, you can see the head of a certain Shady Dame of my acquaintance, who was looking at something else).
More amazing stuff from the hall tomorrow.