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April 9, 1989 | MICHAEL FLAGG, Times Staff Writer
It was 1964, the movie theater was showing "A Hard Day's Night," and five young Los Angeles rockers strained to read the names on the guitars the Beatles were playing. "George Harrison had a Rickenbacker," recalled Roger McGuinn, who still remembers every guitar in the movie. A few days later, McGuinn traded in his folk guitar for a gleaming new Rickenbacker electric. In fact, he played it the next year on the Byrds' first hit record. Long since out of fashion, Rickenbackers are suddenly the rage again.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1990
Santa Ana's own Rickenbacker International Corp. today unveils a limited edition of a guitar designed to look exactly like the instrument played by Rickenbacker's most famous customer: John Lennon. The guitar will be unveiled in Anaheim at the National Assn. of Music Merchants trade show, which is not open to the public. Story in Business.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1990
Santa Ana's own Rickenbacker International Corp. today unveils a limited edition of a guitar designed to look exactly like the instrument played by Rickenbacker's most famous customer: John Lennon. The guitar will be unveiled in Anaheim at the National Assn. of Music Merchants trade show, which is not open to the public. Story in Business.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1989 | MICHAEL FLAGG, Times Staff Writer
In 1935 the bureaucrats at the federal patent office didn't believe that an electric guitar would work. So Adolph Rickenbacker sent his newfangled guitar to Washington with a guitarist named Sol Hoopii. Hoopii played Hawaiian music to the examiners and brought back a patent. It was an auspicious moment, although no one realized it until the 1950s, when those guys with the greasy hair borrowed the electric guitar from country and Western to play something called rock 'n' roll.
BUSINESS
January 19, 1990 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in 1960, when John Lennon was just another guy strumming a guitar in a rock 'n' roll band--this one an obscure outfit called the Beatles--he wandered into a music store in the German city of Hamburg, where the group was playing, in search of a certain guitar. "Give m any Rickenbacker in the shop," he is supposed to have said. There weren't any in stock. But the manager must have liked the dark, brooding rocker because he returned from a U.S.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1989 | MICHAEL FLAGG, Times Staff Writer
It was 1964, the movie theater was showing "A Hard Day's Night," and five young Los Angeles rockers strained to read the names on the guitars the Beatles were playing. "George Harrison had a Rickenbacker," recalled Roger McGuinn, who still remembers every guitar in the movie. A few days later, McGuinn traded in his folk guitar for a gleaming new Rickenbacker electric. In fact, he played it the next year on the Byrds' first hit record. Long since out of fashion, Rickenbackers are suddenly the rage again.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1994
Mark Press of Gold Coast Baking Co. in Santa Ana was named Small Business Person of the Year on Thursday by the local division of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Judee Slack of Slack & Associates in Westminster was honored as the California and regional accountant advocate; and Elena Nunez of Nunez & Associates in Fullerton was named California women-in-business advocate. Other honorees were John Hall of Rickenbacker International Corp.
BUSINESS
April 28, 1994 | Susan Christian, Times staff writer
Next week is Small Business Week, a time to honor the role that small companies play in both employment and services. But the federal Small Business Administration and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce & Industry will get a head start today with a luncheon honoring a number of successful local business people. Honorees include Mark Press, president of Gold Coast Baking Co.
BUSINESS
January 19, 1990 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in 1960, when John Lennon was just another guy strumming a guitar in a rock 'n' roll band--this one an obscure outfit called the Beatles--he wandered into a music store in the German city of Hamburg, where the group was playing, in search of a certain guitar. "Give m any Rickenbacker in the shop," he is supposed to have said. There weren't any in stock. But the manager must have liked the dark, brooding rocker because he returned from a U.S.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1989 | MICHAEL FLAGG, Times Staff Writer
In 1935 the bureaucrats at the federal patent office didn't believe that an electric guitar would work. So Adolph Rickenbacker sent his newfangled guitar to Washington with a guitarist named Sol Hoopii. Hoopii played Hawaiian music to the examiners and brought back a patent. It was an auspicious moment, although no one realized it until the 1950s, when those guys with the greasy hair borrowed the electric guitar from country and Western to play something called rock 'n' roll.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1989 | MICHAEL FLAGG, Times Staff Writer
It was 1964, the movie theater was showing "A Hard Day's Night," and five young Los Angeles rockers strained to read the names on the guitars the Beatles were playing. "George Harrison had a Rickenbacker," recalled Roger McGuinn, who still remembers every guitar in the movie. A few days later, McGuinn traded in his folk guitar for a gleaming new Rickenbacker electric. In fact, he played it the next year on the Byrds' first hit record. Long since out of fashion, Rickenbackers are suddenly the rage again.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1989 | MICHAEL FLAGG, Times Staff Writer
It was 1964, the movie theater was showing "A Hard Day's Night," and five young Los Angeles rockers strained to read the names on the guitars the Beatles were playing. "George Harrison had a Rickenbacker," recalled Roger McGuinn, who still remembers every guitar in the movie. A few days later, McGuinn traded in his folk guitar for a gleaming new Rickenbacker electric. In fact, he played it the next year on the Byrds' first hit record. Long since out of fashion, Rickenbackers are suddenly the rage again.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1993 | MICHAEL FLAGG
An electric guitar works like this: Pluck a string, and a field created by a little magnet underneath is disturbed by the vibrations. Wire wound around the magnet translates the vibrations into an electronic signal that can be boosted so it comes out of a guitar amplifier loud . The basic technology has been around for half a century.
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