Rocker Randy Bachman donates guitars to National Music Centre in Calgary

Rocker Randy Bachman donates guitars to National Music Centre in Calgary randy bachman

Canadian rocker Randy Bachman has donated his guitar collection to the National Music Centre in Calgary.

The centre confirms the donation but says it won’t be ready to accommodate the extensive collection for months. When it is ready, the museum will alert the public on when the collection can be viewed.

Bachman, a Winnipeg-born, award-winning musician and beloved broadcaster, is best known as the lead guitarist and a founding member of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. 

He revealed his donation in a tweet this week.

“In addition to the original American Woman guitar, a wing will be dedicated to these for all music lovers to see,” Bachman said on Twitter.

The guitarist gave his 1959 Gibson Les Paul, used to record American Woman, to the National Music Centre as a long-term loan for an exhibit when the building opened in 2016.

He co-wrote many of the original Guess Who songs, including 1970’s American Woman, which reach No. 1 in the U.S. charts that year — a first for a Canadian group.

For years, Bachman has been a solo artist and host of Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap on CBC Radio.

​With files from Jennifer Keene and the Calgary Eyeopener.

Source : cbc

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