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Vincent Rocks!!

It's funny how quickly certain music can trigger memories in your head. As a kid in the 70's, Don McLean's Vincent was one of my favorite songs. I would crank up my cigar-box sized plastic am radio whenever the radio station played it.
Life was great then. My dad was young, & full of life. Flash forward 30 years later, in 1999, my then 13 year old son , Cory is learning to play the guitar. After perfecting 'Stairway to Heaven', he said...."Dad...
ever heard of Cher Atkins?..I learned this new song 'Vincent' & began to play it.
I was impressed. Long spider-like fingers gives this kid an advantage with guitars that I never had. The kid was hooked. Flash forward another 14 years to today, my father has passed, my son is 27, a great guitar master & even though he lives 3000 miles away, every time I listen to Chet's. Vincent, it shoots me back to this eager teenager that day, & again back to the 1972 when I myself was a kid.
"Thank you Chet.... Thank you Don... For Vincent, and for all the fond memories that seems like just yesterday each time I play it. Eugene F


Born: June 20, 1924 in Luttrell, TN

Genre: Country

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Without Chet Atkins, country music may never have crossed over into the pop charts in the '50s and '60s. Although he recorded hundreds of solo records, Atkins' largest influence came as a session musician and a record producer. During the '50s and '60s, he helped create the Nashville sound, a style of country music that owed nearly as much to pop as it did to honky tonks. And as a guitarist, he was without parallel. Atkins' style grew out of his admiration for Merle Travis, expanding Travis' signature...
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