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Phil Walker Star of The Story of Guitar Heroes and Jaime Lovett in 2019!

Posted on: 16th December 2019

Cornwall in July 2019

Phil played a range of The Guitar Collection’s choicest guitars and recorded these videos:

Newly restored 1977 Burns Mirage – played for the first time since being restored:

This Hondo with classic metal axe stylings, was also newly restored (and previously owned by Mott the Hoople!):

1999 Yamaha Pacifica 311/MS:

The fabulously named Yamaha SG-2A Flying Samurai:

Classic 1970s British guitar Burns Flyte:

The appropriately sparkly Tele-Star Sparkle:

The rare 1973 Yamaha SG-60T:

The totally unique Blue Moon Guitar:

Phil Walker also teamed up with his partner Jaime Lovett for a beautiful version of Autumn Leaves:

Dorset in November:

The Guitar Collection’s Guy Mackenzie visited Phil and Jaime in Dorset in November. Here’s a selection of photos of Phil’s guitar collection:

And here’s Phil playing a banjo!

For more information including tour dates check out Phil’s website: Story of Guitar Heroes!

Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show 2019

Posted on: 25th September 2019

Marty Wilde 80th Birthday

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