Happy Birthday to Mr. Rock N' Roll Rhythm Guitar, Keith Richards who celebrated his 73 birthday this past weekend. Keith is, as you might expect, a long time Epiphone aficionado as seen by his recent purchase of a 1941 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent picked up on a trip to Nashville. Turn up your favorite Keith riffs today and check out our classic interview with Beatles and Rolling Stones guitar expert Andy Babiuk on the mystery surrounding Keith's missing 1962 Epiphone Casino that he brought to America for The Rolling Stones' first U.S. tour.
"There were a lot of things I found out that were stolen from them,"
Babiuk told Epiphone. "And unfortunately, it was done by people who were supposed to be watching their stuff for them. It's kind of sad state of affairs but it is what it is. And Keith would wish to have it back. We got him another old one just like it because he really wanted his Epiphone back and we can't get the original back. We got him a vintage model. Everything was the same on it and he likes it quite a bit."
Also, visit The Rolling Stones' Exhibitionism website
to learn more about the critically acclaimed exhibit now at Industria in the West Village in New York which offers fans a multi-media journey into the history of "The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band." Happy Birthday, Keith from all your friends at Epiphone!