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Mitch Ellis


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Post  Posted 29 Jan 2019 8:46 pm    
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Where is the steel guitar hall of fame located? Is that the place where Lloyd Green's "lightning bolt" Sho-Bud is?

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Mitch
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Bill Ferguson


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 4:52 am    
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There is no Steel Guitar Hall of Fame location.

The plaques were always displayed at the Millenium hotel.

Even though the intent was to have a REAL HOF building, it never panned out.
Now the plaques are in storage with the Scott's.

As far as Lloyd's steel. It was on display at the Country Music HOF in Nashville. I do not know if it is still there or not. I could not find a picture of it on the HOF web site.
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Ricky Davis


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 7:01 am    
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Lloyd; just messaged me about this inquiring.
Yes Lloyd's "Lightening Bolt" Sho~bud Fingertip pedal steel guitar that I restored; is on Permanent Display at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. It was on display in the HOF museum as part of an exhibit and will now continue to be a piece of Country Music history for all to visit and see.
Here's Lloyd looking at it with Pete Finney.

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Carl Williams


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 7:43 am    
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Ricky,
Didn't Lloyd play the "Lightning Bolt" on Charley Pride Live at Panther Hall 1969? One of the VERY BEST recorded live shows by Charley and Lloyd IMHO. For anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of hearing this great live concert do yourself a favor and do so. Lloyd, it would be great to hear your thoughts on the night this show was recorded, e.g., your equipment, venue, stage, audience, etc. Mitch, not trying to hijack your thread...just wanted to chime in. Thank you Bill and Ricky for your info. Great job as always in Restoring this already amazing steel Ricky! Thanks, Carl
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Craig A Davidson


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 8:42 am    
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Carl, Lloyd told me once that when they did the Panther Hall album they had a couple cold ones and then threw the charts away and flew by the seat of their pants. That album is as close to flawless as you can find in a live album.
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Ricky Davis


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 1:01 pm    
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Yes Carl; that Fingertip is one he played on Charley Pride's "Live at Panther Hall" in Ft. Worth 1969.
Also Same Fingertip he played on The Byrds "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" 1969 Album.
Also same Fingertip he played Live on the Lawrence Welk Show with Charley...Here>
https://youtu.be/nJQdR0ciwYg
Lloyd Green played and recorded with this Sho~Bud Fingertip on hundreds and hundreds of projects from (I believe) 1966-1970. You can learn so much more of the history by visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame in Downtown Nashville, TN
And see this beautiful/Famous "Lightening Bolt" in Person.



Here it is when I finished it at my house before heading to Nashville>

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Carl Williams


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 2:31 pm    
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Craig,
Thanks for that “inside” info...the band was sure on fire that night in Panther Hall! What an inspirational gift during the Golden Years/Era of country music.

Ricky,
Appreciate the in-depth info on Lloyd’s time he played the Lightening Bolt...it had to be a highlight of your career to restore this iconic instrument. I’ll bet Lloyd was very happy with how it turned out. Thanks again Ricky...you’re the best! Carl
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Don Kuhn


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 3:43 pm    
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Ricky you did a beautiful job on his steel it looks amazing/
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Ricky Davis


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 5:26 pm    
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Thanks Carl and Don for the kind words.
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Mitch Ellis


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 5:49 pm    
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Carl Williams wrote:

Lloyd, it would be great to hear your thoughts on the night this show was recorded, e.g., your equipment, venue, stage, audience, etc. Mitch, not trying to hijack your thread...just wanted to chime in. Thank you Bill and Ricky for your info. Great job as always in Restoring this already amazing steel Ricky! Thanks, Carl


Carl,
Your "chime-in" is most welcomed! I too would enjoy hearing Mr. Green's thoughts regarding this show. I read somewhere that he used a Fender Twin Reverb amp (not sure of the year model) that was loaned to him by a local music store. It's a shame that the plaques are just setting somewhere in storage. It would be good if at least family members could get them. And maybe some have.

Mitch
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 6:24 pm    
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I believe that there were 2 plaques made for each inductee, one for the HOF to hang and the other one for the inductee and/or his/her family to keep.
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Herb Steiner


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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 6:31 am    
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Jim Cohen wrote:
I believe that there were 2 plaques made for each inductee, one for the HOF to hang and the other one for the inductee and/or his/her family to keep.


In the early days, yes. But towards the end, when the plaques became considerably more expensive to manfacture, one plaque was made for the HOF, and the option to purchase one was offered to the player or family, with a photo of the plaque provided otherwise.

This was Scotty's decision, since he controlled the purse strings.
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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 9:24 am    
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Ricky Davis


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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 12:54 pm    
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Barry it is an inflection in the Wood that AJ Nelson thought was cool and they decided it looked like a "Lightening Bolt" and kept it.
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Tommy White


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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 1:49 pm    
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Interesting thread. The steel guitar hall of fame has always been perplexing to me.
The chronological order is the most perplexing. Sonny Garrish should have been inducted before me and many others. Dont get me wrong, I'm extremely honored to be a member.
I also have to wonder what the steel guitar hall of fame fundraisers were to contribute to. Maybe to pay for the plaques? My wife snapped a few pics of my hall of fame plaque after the ceremony. Thankful for that. With no venue to display the hall of fame plaques, it seems like it never happened. Such a pity, as we , the latest inductees have no proof it happened other than an iphone pic or an out of date website.


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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 1:57 pm    
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Tommy White wrote:
I also have to wonder what the steel guitar hall of fame fundraisers were to contribute to. Maybe to pay for the plaques. My wife snapped a few pics of my hall of fame plaque after the ceremony. Thankful for that. With no venue to display the hall of fame plaques, it seems like it never happened. Such a pity, as we , the latest inductees have no proof it happened other than an iphone pic or an out of date website.


Danny Hammers was maintaining a copy of the SGHOF web site. Recently he handed that over to me, and I added it to b0b.com. It's at https://b0b.com/wp/?page_id=4061.
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Jack Stoner


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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 3:33 pm    
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I still think the Musician's HOF in Nashville is the perfect place for the Plaques. They are not doing anyone any good now packed up in storage.
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Mitch Ellis


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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 10:38 pm    
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Jack Stoner wrote:
I still think the Musician's HOF in Nashville is the perfect place for the Plaques. They are not doing anyone any good now packed up in storage.


I certainly agree. I think that it would help preserve the music of these master steel players as well as their names. Thirty years from now, it would be a shame for some twenty-something year old hot steel player to say "Buddy whooo?" or "John Hughey? Who is he?" Every time I play, I play licks that I have copied from these two master players and other master players as well. And Tommy, if you're still following this thread, that includes you too. I hate to be such a thief, but what these players came up with is so much better than what I can come up with. Very Happy But I'm always quick to point out who I copied the lick from because when I copy them, I'm riding their talent, not mine. Smile

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Tommy White


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Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 5:33 am    
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b0b,
Thank you so much for having a site dedicated to the hall of fame!
Very nice indeed!😊
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Floyd Lowery


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Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 7:27 am    
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I agree with Jack Stoner. I would like to think one of the other Steel Guitar Shows could pick up the job of forming a committee to accept nominations and induct some more qualified Steel players and innovators. People that have contributed to the promotion of the Steel Guitar. For instance bOb.
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Tim Herman


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Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 1:58 pm    
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Maybe Marty Stuart would be interested in having the plaques...?
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Ricky Davis


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Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 8:11 pm    
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There should CERTAINLY be a wall/section...etc...in the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville, TN for the Plaques of the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame members as: "The Steel Guitar is the Defining Instrument of Country Music"(not guitar; Not Fiddle; Not Harmonica...NOT ETC........but YES; the STEEL GUITAR DEFINES Country Music......PERIOD!!!!
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Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 7:12 am    
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Ricky Davis wrote:
There should CERTAINLY be a wall/section...etc...in the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville, TN for the Plaques of the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame members as: "The Steel Guitar is the Defining Instrument of Country Music"(not guitar; Not Fiddle; Not Harmonica...NOT ETC........but YES; the STEEL GUITAR DEFINES Country Music......PERIOD!!!!
Ricky


Well Ricky, that might be true...for some of us. But, not for the Nashville politicians and producers these days. I must admit I was rather dumbfounded when the Tennessee State Quarter came out...and it didn't have a steel or Dobro pictured on it. It did have a trumpet.

A trumpet?

A trumpet??? Whoa!

Oh, don't tell me...the Governor's favorite country song of all time was "Ring Of Fire".

That explains it. Laughing
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Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 10:14 am    
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The SGHOF inductees are there for their contributions to or with the Steel Guitar, thus the Musician's HOF is the more appropriate.
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Ricky Davis


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Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 12:49 pm    
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Yes Good Point Jack... and ha.....Donny...I know, Right.
But yes the steel guitar can and has been in many different featured songs from many different lables of music; NOT just Country. So yes it needs it's OWN Hall of Fame. But Lloyd and we decided that the famous Sho~bud he recorded through 60's era; should continue to be a featured piece of History in the CMHOF in Nashville...to continue the display of History behind it. So at least there is some Steel guitars being displayed in the Country Music Hall of Fame for future on goers to enjoy.
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