Astute readers may catch the line in the lyrical title above, from the timeless Chuck Berry hit “Johnny B. Goode”.  This tune came to mind while learning about an encouraging music related trend- more people are trying their hand at playing guitar… and for that matter, at playing ukulele and bass too.

This is especially evident at Fender Guitars.  Sales are skyrocketing, despite pandemic related challenges that affected Fender factories, distribution networks and retail channels.  Some smart moves by Fender management, like offering a free trial period to its online educational platform, the introduction of new product lines and a new marketing focus, has helped drive sales.  An interesting read~

Click here- Fender sales boom as guitar playing surges during the pandemic

An added bonus– Enjoy this clip of Chuck Berry, playing “Johnny B. Goode” with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band from The Concert for the Grand Opening of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, which happened 25 years ago this past September.

Although I have been to Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, this would have been a truly epic event to attend.  Over 40 legends of rock played 68 songs during a six-hour-and-forty-minute concert extravaganza~

Click here for the clip- Chuck Berry and Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band… and Enjoy!

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