Check out the moves on this kid!!

Started by Bill Ruppert, September 29, 2019, 06:28:28 AM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


Elantric

#1
Small world- Ive played this guitar as Larry Collins is retired and lives locally in Pismo Beach - guitar being restored by Ron Saul in 2013 prior to a Deke Dekerson gig in LA.

He and his sister were known as:  "The Collins Kids"





ffata

https://pleasekillme.com/larry-collins/?fbclid=IwAR1ophXw1hhoCjWgMMyo7lv0BevBQy8bbbAGWQhAossjUstDh-3jsenZ1AM


Thanks for this link.
I love the book Please Kill Me.
Read it just after it was released, I gotta start reading it again.
Bookmarking that site.

gumbo

Interesting to note (I suppose...!) that the angle of the neck pickups was reversed over time....

I suppose there is a reason why I found that interesting.... ::)
Read slower!!!   ....I'm typing as fast as I can...

CodeSmart

I now digested a few of these videos (with admiration) and still I never see this great guitariano touch the upper one...
But I got more gear than I need...and I like it!

Bill Ruppert

 He had his greatest success as the writer, with Alexander Harvey, of "Delta Dawn," a Top 10 country hit for Tanya Tucker in 1972 and a No. 1 pop single for Helen Reddy in 1973.

Sadly she passed away last year after a fall.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/obituaries/lorrie-collins-dynamic-rockabilly-singer-is-dead-at-76.html

Bill Ruppert

Quote from: CodeSmart on September 29, 2019, 02:31:49 PM
I now digested a few of these videos (with admiration) and still I never see this great guitariano touch the upper one...

THAT is how fast he was!!

gumbo

#7
...television came late to South Australia...1959, in fact...the programming of the time was mostly US shows of the previous few years which obviously the Australian networks could access for not a lot of cornflakes..

I can distinctly remember watching Tex Ritter, Joe Maphis and the Collins kids with me as an 11-year-old two feet away from a 17-inch black-and-white screen...although I have just re-explored a lot of the current YouTube versions thanks to this thread, I have only seen Larry Collins dive for the top neck in ONE video....and I have NO memory of him getting to it from the vision I watched 60 years ago..     
...I DO remember thinking that was a bit unusual at the time though..... ;)

The other thing that I remember was to make a pact with myself that I would never write my name on a guitar neck.... ::)

Peter
Read slower!!!   ....I'm typing as fast as I can...

HecticArt

I like his jacket!

That's a fun video. Thanks for sharing.

admin

#9




Elantric


Bill Ruppert

Quote from: Elantric on January 09, 2024, 05:01:45 AM
Sorry to hear that!
I think his sister passed awhile back.
Thanks for the history update.

Elantric

#13
Quote from: Bill Ruppert on January 09, 2024, 06:06:23 AMSorry to hear that!
I think his sister passed awhile back.
Thanks for the history update.


Yes, Sister Lorrie passed away in 2018

He lived 5 miles away from me, but was very private. Occasionally he would participate in Deke Dekerson Surf/Rockabilly shows in LA  , as recently as 2008. But never performed locally , prefered his retirement and privacy. 


Elantric


Elantric

#16
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Collins_Kids


1957 on Tex Ritter's Ranch Party TV show

Elantric


Elantric

#18
Quote from: CodeSmart on September 29, 2019, 02:31:49 PMI now digested a few of these videos (with admiration) and still I never see this great guitariano touch the upper one...

Its an electric octave guitar

Can be heard at 1:35 minutes here

Elantric

#19


1956

Elantric


whippinpost91850


aliensporebomb

Legend - it's stunning when you write songs that literally are in the list of bona fide classics of the genre - I hope he can rest in peace.
My music projects online at http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

GK Devices:  Roland VG-99, Boss GP-10, Boss SY-1000.