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Author:  RicA [ Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:08 am ]
Post subject:  When did they play their 12 strings?

Can anyone fill me in on what songs the Beatles played their 12 string Ric's.

Author:  mantamusicman [ Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When did they play their 12 strings?

To start, Eight Days A Week and Hard Day's Night would be two of them.

MMMM

Author:  ThorntonDavis [ Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:47 am ]
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You Can't Do That, Every Little Thing, What Your Doing, I Call Your Name to mention a few more.

TD

Author:  RICandVOX [ Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When did they play their 12 strings?

Here are another 4 songs by the Fab 4 featuring a Rickenbacker 12 String:
"Can't Buy Me Love" "You Can't Do That"
"I Should Have Known Better"
"If I Needed Someone" (George's 2nd Rick 360/12 capoed)

Special thanks to F.C. Hall who delivered the 12 string Rickenbacker to the Beatles in February of 1964!

Author:  eggman [ Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When did they play their 12 strings?

Howdy,

Not MENTION "Ticket To Ride"!. A big #1 in 1965.

Eggman

Author:  RicA [ Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When did they play their 12 strings?

Thanks everyone for your replies.

Now how about the Byrds?

Both the Beatles and the Byrds had some great songs and alot of their unique sounds was due to their Ric 12's.

If I'm not mistaken, Paul Revere and the Raiders also used a 12 string on occassion. If you can, listen to the intro riff on their song "Kicks". I'd bet money that that jangley sound is a Ric 12, although I don't know it for a fact.

Any other groups that you can think of that appreciated the sound of a Ric 12 string? How about the Searchers? I'm sure they also used a 12 string on some of their songs.

Do any of you remember the one hit wonder group called The Nightcrawlers, who performed their hit "Little Black Egg" back in the late 60's? I believe this hit song was also played on a Ric 12.

As you have probably guessed I love the sound of a Ric 12 string and appreciate its contribution to some great artists.

Author:  Brizilla [ Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When did they play their 12 strings?

It sounds like there is a twelve string on Learning to Fly, Free Fallin' and Into the Great Wide Open by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Author:  mantamusicman [ Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:49 am ]
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From that era, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" by The Animals comes to mind.

The Byrds used one on virtually every album and on most songs. A cool early one is Splendour In The Grass with Jackie DeShannon, one of my favorite female songwriters.

Does anyone know if "Substitute" by The Who was a RIC 12?

Best,

MMM


Author:  RICandVOX [ Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When did they play their 12 strings?

Yes, The Searchers played Rickenbacker guitars. Early on, the band had a Burns 12 string, however they soon acquired a Rickenbacker 1993 12 string and a Rick 456/12. The group continues to play live and use a 12 stringer in many of their songs.

Author:  LennonRickyGirl [ Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When did they play their 12 strings?

Oooh I love Little Black Egg. Isn't the 12 string also played on I'm happy Just to Dance with You ?

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