More Instruments Found Damaged Or Gone In Nashville Floods
May 11, 2010 at 11:42 AM (PT)
By now we have all heard and read stories about the sad losses from the NASHVILLE floods. Now comes word that some of the most historical musical instruments in town might be damaged or gone for good. How about JIMI HENDRIX’s 1966 FENDER — the guitar that PETE TOWNSEND played on the WHO’s “Quadrophenia” tour; the bass that GARY W. TALLENT of the E-STREET BAND used on “Born To Run,” and “Born In The USA”; the drums that KENNY BUTTERY played on NEIL YOUNG’s classic “Heart Of Gold,” album ...and the list goes on and on.
The TENNESSEAN describes in an article that the instruments, until recently, “had shone pristine, accented by gallery lighting and protected behind glass cases at the MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM."
That is until the hall was displaced to make room for the new NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER. In FEBRUARY, Hall proprietor JOE CHAMBERS was asked to vacate his downtown building in 14 days, so he drove them across the CUMBERLAND RIVER, to a riverside rehearsal and storage space called SOUNDCHECK NASHVILLE, for safe keeping while he searched for another location. Unfortunately SOUNDCHECK took a major hit from the storms and many of these instruments are gone.
Read the entire article here.