we all know Keith's gone-but-not-forgotten Zemaitis so well that i didn't bother posting any photos of it,
but i just came across one that i find real interesting - i associate that guitar so much with 75/76 that it surprised me to see it in 78.
- 1978, courtesy of timeisonourside.com
this guitar is said to have perished in a fire, and it's often stated that it was a fire at Redlands -
but maybe it's more likely that it happened in the september 78 fire at the house Keith was renting in LA?
here's a quote about that from Mark Paytress's book The Rolling Stones Off the Record:
Keith's domestic situation is hardly any more secure when the Hollywood house he has been renting in Laurel Canyon burns down.
Keith: "I'm in the bedroom with the flavour of the month, my girlfriend of the hour. I wake up and the room's full of smoke.
I open the door to the bedroom and I'm looking at a fireball rushing down the corridor towards the oxygen ... and me!
There's the two of us stark naked. Half the house is already destroyed, the roof is falling in on us but we've managed to get through -
with a few burns here and there - to the swimming pool ... Stark @#$%& bollock naked with this blonde, bless her heart,
good girl, solid gold, saying to me: 'Do something.' And I said: 'What do you want me to do - piss on it?'"
but i digress. :E
it seems like Keith must not have used the Zemaitis much on the 78 tour -
otherwise i think i'd have seen more photos of it - so does anyone know what he did use it for then? and/or what really happened to it, and when?
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2005-11-22 09:19 by with sssoul.