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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #60 on: June 01, 2010, 07:02:35 AM »

They are. Thanks for the update Xose.
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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #61 on: June 01, 2010, 09:04:30 AM »

Another little piece of info Mr. George Borthwick has just sent to me regarding his attendance of Johnny Gentle and The Silver Beetles performances in Fraserburgh and Peterhead 23 & 28 May 1960:

"...I'll try and answer your questions best I can. I spoke to my friend but his memory is worse than mine in fact he went home early that night they were in Fraserburgh,
he never saw them in Peterhead.
Time-- 20-00/ 20-30 start. Finish 23-30/00-00 with short interval.
Attendance about 200.
Admission about 5/- or 6/-  ( thats 25% -30% of a £ ).
Songs played with Johnny Gentle I'm not sure. When they played alone I didn't recognise the songs. But now we know it must have been songs they had written  themselves, unknown songs, bear in mind pre- Beatles as we know them..."


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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #62 on: June 01, 2010, 10:48:30 PM »

Today is 50 years (=half a century!!) of those historical six consecutive Thursday night shows at The Institute, on Hinderton Road, Neston, Wirral Peninsula, where The Silver Beetles played. Here there are two photos of the venue...

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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #63 on: June 02, 2010, 10:17:39 AM »

Excellent!
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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #64 on: June 02, 2010, 11:26:26 AM »

Excellent!

Thank you!!  ;)

According to what I have found so far, Paul McCartney's first electric guitar (=his Rosetti Solid 7) was heard there for the first time...

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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #65 on: June 02, 2010, 12:05:43 PM »

Still on the case, right? Any eye witnesses from Nelson please report. ha2ha
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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #66 on: June 02, 2010, 02:23:48 PM »

Still on the case, right? Any eye witnesses from Nelson please report...


I'm trying with no success so far since ca. 2 months ago!! See here:

http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Cheshire/Neston/CH64/Who-When-Why/Answers-to-Correspondents/160548-Did-Paul-McCartney-play-his-first-electric-guitar-in-Neston

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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2012, 12:53:38 PM »

Hello ,just came on to this site by accident ,my dad is keith rowlands who was the lead singer with the deesiders and he did play with them on more than one occasion, he has since told me that he is nearly 100% positive that paul was playing the rosetti on those faithfull nights , they also played on pauls 18 birthday together and there was a problem with the pa so paul asked my dad to sing a few numbers with the boys untill paul had sorted out the pa , if anyone wants to know anymore then i will pass it all onto my dad ,cheers for now
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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #68 on: April 23, 2012, 02:38:00 PM »

Welcome to the forums! That sounds like a great story and I'm pretty sure that Xosé and others are very curious about you and your dad's stories! Btw I checked the diary belonging to this forums and it says that your dad's band shared the bill with The Beatles on June 16th, two days before Pauls 18th birthday. But I wasn't there to confirm.
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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #69 on: April 23, 2012, 09:17:15 PM »

Welcome to the forums! That sounds like a great story and I'm pretty sure that Xosé and others are very curious about you and your dad's stories! Btw I checked the diary belonging to this forums and it says that your dad's band shared the bill with The Beatles on June 16th, two days before Pauls 18th birthday. But I wasn't there to confirm.
hello ,if you look on google then you will find that there is a book that quotes that he played with them on the 16 and the 18 of june 1960,but there are so many times that all the bands at the time used to jam in a basement in liverpool ,like i say my dad remembers a lot but also has forgot a lot( its the age thing lol ) there old manager chris has a load of pictures of them which i will put on here soon ,cheers for looking
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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #70 on: April 24, 2012, 07:30:17 AM »

Looking forward to your pictures!
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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #71 on: April 25, 2012, 08:40:20 PM »

hello bobber and xose,im going up to the wirral in june so i will get the copies of them then ,scan them and post them on here for you all to se , must say i did laugh when i saw them as dad looks so young lol ,speak to you all soon ,take care
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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #72 on: April 25, 2012, 10:58:38 PM »

Looking forward to your pictures!

Me too!!!  ;yes
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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #73 on: December 31, 2012, 10:22:13 AM »

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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #74 on: December 31, 2012, 10:33:04 AM »

Hello ,just came on to this site by accident ,my dad is keith rowlands who was the lead singer with the deesiders and he did play with them on more than one occasion, he has since told me that he is nearly 100% positive that paul was playing the rosetti on those faithfull nights...

Does this mean from the very beginning of June??  ???

Great!!  ;)

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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #75 on: January 15, 2013, 05:59:37 PM »

Wow, what a research - and even though the subject is still not resolved it was great to hear more detail from the tour from people who were there and might not have told their story otherwise, so that alone was worth it!

I want to throw another theory up into the air: What if Paul had BOTH guitars with him on the tour and ALTERED playing them? This way it would be possible for some people seeing him play the Rosetti and others seeing him play the Zenith (or was it the Framus?).
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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #76 on: January 15, 2013, 06:37:27 PM »

Small correction: The Zenith IS a Framus model. I think I confused the Zenith Framus here with the McCartney "house" guitar, which is also believed to be a Framus.

Anyway, reading Mr. Borthwick`s account again I wonder....

"I'll do my best for you, it [Paul's guitar] was a FRAMUS Zenith model, at that time I had a
FRAMUS Capri model. I think George had a FUTURAMA, Stu a Hofner
semi-accoustic bass and I'm not sure about John but I think he had an EGMOND
(they were made in Holland)."

... what Egmond guitar he might have seen on John.?

As far as I know John didn`t play a Egmond (even though people on the Internet say his first guitar was one).
Eric Griffith and George Harrison did have Egmond guitars.
Did John have a back-up guitar with him - possibly borrowed from one of them?
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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #77 on: January 15, 2013, 10:15:48 PM »

Hello Ken Wood,

...what Egmond guitar he might have seen on John.?...

I think Mr. Borthwick referred to Lennon's Club 40. Remember that he was trying to recall facts that had happened more than 50 years before...

Best!! ;)

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Re: Paul McCartney's Rosetti Solid 7 guitar
« Reply #78 on: January 16, 2013, 06:47:04 PM »







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