Day 4 Beth Branning: Recording with John Lennon’s Guitar


Beth Branning

7 thoughts on “Day 4 Beth Branning: Recording with John Lennon’s Guitar”

  1. This is not my favorite layout, but I have to say that I nailed the topic! I’ve been wanting to tell this story for awhile, but today’s prompt could not be ignored. Here’s the journaling (for context, my hubby’s name is Mark):

    John Lennon used this sunburst-finished Gibson J-160E acoustic guitar to co-write and perform songs including “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Please, Please, Me,” “All My Loving,” and “From Me to You.” The guitar was lost in 1963.

    In 2014, Mark’s friend John McCaw read an article that made him wonder if the guitar he had purchased in the late 1960s was actually Lennon’s missing guitar. Was it real, or a replica? Tests confirmed that the guitar was Lennon’s.

    When Mark recorded his first album in 2014, it contained all original songs written by Mark . . . except for one Beatles cover. John McCaw brought the Lennon guitar to Mark’s session to record “Girl,” a song that John Lennon had written. This was the first time the guitar was used for a recording since the Beatles.

    The guitar sold in 2014 for $2.41 Million—the most expensive guitar ever sold!

  2. Incredible story! and your layout is perfection. How extremely cool that your husband recorded Lennon’s song with Lennon’s guitar. I think it would have been hard to part with …. but 2.41 million … wow!

  3. Wow. That is awesome! What a great story! And you did it justice with the layout. It is a fantastic page.

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