Posts Tagged ‘Harry Shearer’

How a Gibson Guitar Helped Create Spinal Tap

Monday, May 25th, 2009

This story does not go to eleven (mandatory opening line for a story related to Spinal Tap).  The New York Times had a great story yesterday about how the original three members of Spinal Tap – Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer – are going out on a tour billed as “Unwigged and Unplugged.”  Of course the original drummer can’t join them since he died after choking on vomit – oddly, not his own vomit.  The article describes how founding members Christopher Guest and Michael McKean first bonded in the late 1960′s over a certain model of Gibson guitar they both owned.  Care to find out which one?  Read the whole story.

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