35th Anniversary Celebration

By the grace of God, we begin celebrating our 35th Anniversary this month. We are grateful and indebted to our friends and customers who have allowed us to be of service all these years.

In the coming weeks, we will have special anniversary promotions and sweepstakes, and wrap it up with clinics from Yamaha and Ibanez this spring. We will also post articles and pictures from the 1970’s to the present, and hopefully you will find them interesting and entertaining. Remember the Ibanez brass guitar, and the Alvarez double-neck acoustic? No? We’ll tell you all about it.

What major music events or trends happened in the 1970s? Aside from gasoline increasing from .25 cents to .50 cents a gallon (horrors!), we had some interesting music happenings.

* electronic music rose in popularity with development of the synthesizer
* disco was very popular in the late 1970s – remember “Saturday Night Fever”?
* reggae and punk rock grew significantly in the latter part of the decade
* locally, Mobile’s own Jimmy Buffet had the biggest hit of his career, “Margaritaville”; are you a Parrothead?

From bebop to hip hop, and punk to funk, we’ve seen (and heard) it all, and God willing, we’ll be around another thirty-five years. Happy Easter!

Andy

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