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Full Interview with DJ Matt Shepherd

Posted on: 16th April 2018

Last year, Guy Mackenzie interviewed radio DJ, author, raconteur, musical historian & thoroughly nice guy Matt Shepherd!

The full, uncut interview is now available on The Guitar Collection YouTube Channel:

The Beatles at Stowe 1963

Posted on: 8th March 2018

On April 4th 1963, The Beatles played at Stowe School. The Guitar Collection’s Guy Mackenzie was there and here’s his story of that day!

(An earlier post in the Archive has photos of that very concert!)


The Diamonds January 18th Tampa, USA

Posted on: 29th January 2018

Interview with Spencer James Guitarist for The Searchers

Posted on: 29th January 2018

Interview with Spencer James – The Searchers Guitarist.

Spencer James talks about White Plains “My Baby Loves Loving”, First Class “Beach Baby”, working for Jim Marshall, Marshall Amps, touring with The Searchers for over 30 years and his guitars with Guy Mackenzie of The Guitar Collection. Filmed in The “Dungeons” of The Regal theatre, Redruth, Cornwall!

More videos and interviews at The Guitar Collection YouTube Channel!

The Searchers’ Frank Allen Interviewed by Guy Mackenzie

Posted on: 18th December 2017

Interview with Frank Allen – The Searchers bass player since 1964.

Frank Allen talks to Guy Mackenzie about Cliff Bennetts Rebel Rousers, life with the Searchers, touring the USA, playing to 80,000 at Wembley with Cliff Richard & The Royal Variety Performance!

More videos and interviews at The Guitar Collection YouTube Channel!

“Guitar Heroes” Wednesday 12th June 2017 Exeter Corn Exchange

Posted on: 26th June 2017

Phil Walker of "Guitar Heroes...the Ultimate Guitar Show" with Lars Mullen and Guy Mackenzie.Phil Walker of “Guitar Heroes…the Ultimate Guitar Show” with Lars Mullen and Guy Mackenzie.

The story of a day filming guitars with Phil Walker, Jaime (Phil’s partner), Molly the dog(!), Lars Mullen and Guy Mackenzie!

50’s Mayhem Madness R ‘n’ R Weekend, Redruth 27th-29th May 2016

Posted on: 28th June 2016

A video featuring The Guy Mackenzie Trio playing Route 66 is available on the Guitar Collection YouTube Channel:

And here’s the full set:

Audio clips of songs played by The Guy Mackenzie Trio at the concert:

Click on the photos to see larger versions.

Stephanie De-Sykes, Surrey February 2016

Posted on: 12th February 2016

Charlie Gracie and Graham Fenton Interviews

Posted on: 28th January 2016

In support of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Charity Concert held at the Godolphin Club back in November 2015, Charlie Gracie and Graham Fenton were both interviews by BBC Southwest’s Matt Shepherd for Freddy Zapp’s “Saturday Morning Juke Box” on BBC Radio Cornwall.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Charity Concert Featuring Charlie Gracie, Wednesday 18th November 2015

Posted on: 25th January 2016

Charlie Gracie returned to the Godolphin Club in Helston for another fantastic night of rock ‘n’ roll!