UPDATE:Georgia Southern Beatles Exhibit with video

Written by  Courtesy Georgia Southern University Wednesday, 05 February 2014 09:13

  The Georgia Southern Museum debuted  its newest exhibit Tuesday, These Youngsters From Liverpool: The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and Gretsch Guitars, presented in collaboration with the Public History program in the University’s Department of History and thanks to a generous sponsorship by Gretsch Guitars.


  Shay Meredith, a public history graduate student who is coordinating the exhibition, said “The Beatles’ George Harrison loved his Gretsch guitars.  His first Gretsch was a used Duo Jet, George Harrison signature Gretsch Duo Jet guitarGeorge Harrison signature Gretsch Duo Jet guitarand his second a Chet Atkins Country Gentleman, which he played when the band debuted on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’  So, for the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in the States, Mr. Fred Gretsch offered to loan the University an exhibit of guitars.”


  The exhibition runs through February 14.  At an opening reception Tuesday Gretsch spoke about how The Beatles’ performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” changed the musical instrument business forever.


  Other presenters included Richard Flynn, Ph.D., from the Department of Literature and Philosophy and Chris Mitchell, the owner of Pladd Dot Music. 


  “We’re really grateful to Mr. Gretsch for providing this opportunity to commemorate such an amazing event in pop-culture history,” Meredith said. “Even if they didn’t make it to the reception, folks should definitely drop by the exhibit while it’s open; it’s going to be great.”


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