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 Post subject: SUZI ARDEN -Where is she now??
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:33 am 
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Hi

Most Ric aficionados of course know about the legendary Suzi Arden; once a locally well known country and western
guitar picker and entertainer who appeared regularly in a combo at The Mint in downtown Las Vegas for years.

At onetime in the '60's, her little combo was an all Rickenbacker band. Suzi also played what history now tells us was an important watershed role. She purchased the very first Rickenbacker electric prototype from F.C Hall in 1963 and introduced this sound to the world. (The second prototype which was somewhat different was given to Beatle George Harrison in February 1964, by F.C. Hall).

QUESTION:
Does anyone know what has become of Suzi Arden and where/what is she doing today?


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 Post subject: Re: SUZI ARDEN -Where is she now??
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:13 am 
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Good question - I've been meaning to ask that one for ages!


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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:07 am 
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In recent years, Suzi has organized and performed at the "Darden Family Festival" in June at the family farm in Mapleton, North Carolina. According to Suzi, she played her Rickenbacker 12-string on the album "Live At The Mint Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada."


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 Post subject: Re: SUZI ARDEN -Where is she now??
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:41 am 
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R and V,

I have a personally signed by Suzi old vinyl copy of that very L.P. you speak of in my collection.

Today, in 2008 does anyone one know what she is doing?

It would be so nice If she found us on this Forum and/or her former band mates and became a participant(s).

There is a zillion questions I'd love to ask her.


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 Post subject: Re: SUZI ARDEN -Where is she now??
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IIRC she has been in poor health within the last two years.


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 Post subject: Re: SUZI ARDEN -Where is she now??
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JB, refresh my memory; what does "IIRC" mean? I can't remember.

Nice Janglemen tuneage on your MS page btw! If Sfd gets the opportunity to open for the NYC premier of the "Brittown" movie doc, we'll have to book a show topgether. :)

Sorry to hear that Suzy Arden's in poor health. :( I wish her the best. Some of her vintage album covers et cetera are super cool! For those forum members who haven't already, I suggest googling her name and checking out some of her music and cover art. :)


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 Post subject: Re: SUZI ARDEN -Where is she now??
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IIRC she has been in poor health within the last two years.


jbiscuti,

Just curious here.
Where did you get this information?


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IIRC = If I recall correctly


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 Post subject: Re: SUZI ARDEN -Where is she now??
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I know Suzi's getting up there in age.Her Vegas show was a Rick-12 classic.


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As recently as January of 2007, Suzi was doing well, still performing and organizing the annual "Darden Family Festival" in North Carolina.


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