Dave Berryman presents Sir
Paul McCartney with a donation to Adopt-A-Minefield.
Los Angeles, California - Gibson President Dave Berryman
presented Sir Paul McCartney with a $1 million donation to
Adopt-A-Minefield at the Fifth Annual
Adopt-A-Minefield Gala held in Los Angeles on November 15th. A leader in
addressing the worldwide landmine crisis, the organization raised approximately
$2 million through the evening's ticket sales and auction items, plus an
additional $1 million donated by Epiphone. Of note, Serial #2 of the
McCartney Aged Epiphone
Texan Acoustic Guitar Series was part of the auction and sold for $70,000.00.
The benefit gala was MC'd by Jay Leno and hosted by
Adopt-A-Minefield Goodwill Ambassadors Heather Mills McCartney and Paul
McCartney, who shared the stage with Tony Bennett as the evening's headline
performers. Quincy Jones, Ray Romano, Alec Baldwin, Pamela Anderson, Cameron
Crowe, Josh Groban, Andy Garcia, Cheryl Hines, JC Chasez, Julia Ormond, January
Jones and others were in attendance.
Mr. Berryman had this to say to Mr. McCartney: "Sir
Paul and Heather, on behalf of everyone at Epiphone Guitar, and the entire
Gibson Musical Instruments family, I want to thank you for allowing us to
be here tonight to present this check to the Adopt-A-Minefield Charity by
recreating your beloved
Texan acoustic guitar, which you both composed and recorded the most
played song in recorded music history – YESTERDAY."
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Left to Right: Gibson's Pat
Foley, Dave Berryman, Sir Paul McCartney.
Sir Paul shows his