22 Mar 2012
Pete Townshend receives unique honour
Photo by Brian Beaver
Pete Townshend has joined the Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation as a recipient artist. Legendary guitarist James Burton, who played with Elvis presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Obison and other legends, presented him with his guitar in London this weekend.
The Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation raises money for school music programs by lending to artists, including Graham Nash & Jackson Brown, unique guitars, each bearing 1 original fret from Buddy’s 1943 Gibson J-45.
Artists are invited to name their favourite Buddy Holly song and a guitar is built in that name. Pete chose ‘It’s So Easy’. The guitar was built by luthier Tony Klassen
James Burton is in London playing ‘Elvis Presley in Concert’ shows.