Bacon’s Archive at Reverb.com

Posted on October 24, 2017

I’ve started to publish some of my archive of interviews at Reverb.com.

These are full-length interview transcripts from some of the chats I’ve had over the years with musicians and instrument people. Mostly these were done for a particular book, and so I would use some of the quotes, selectively, in the book – usually leaving quite a bit that doesn’t get seen. It seemed about time to reveal more of these unpublished conversations.

Following the news of Tom Petty’s sudden and saddening death, and after some discussions with the people at Reverb about whether it was right to start with this one, we did indeed begin with my interview that I did with Tom back in 2009. More interviews are following, which I’ll detail below as they’re posted.

Chet Atkins, who I interviewed for my first Gretsch book in 1995. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.

George Fullerton, who was Leo Fender’s “right hand man” in the early days of the Fender company, and who I interviewed for my first Fender book in 1992. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.

Seth Lover, who devised Gibson’s humbucking pickup and who I interviewed for my first Les Paul book in 1992. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.

Paul McCartney, who I interviewed for The Bass Book in 1994. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.

Ted McCarty, who I interviewed originally for my first Gibson book, The Les Paul Guitar Book, in 1992. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.

Les Paul, who I interviewed for several of my books (including The Les Paul Guitar Book) between 1989 and 2009. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.

Tom Petty, who I interviewed for my Rickenbacker Electric 12-String book in 2009. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.

A Sgt Pepper special, with George Martin, Geoff Emerick, and Ken Townsend, who I interviewed in 1987 upon the first CD release of Pepper at the time of its 20th anniversary. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.

Dan Smith, a key Fender man (1981–2006), from my interview in 1992, originally for The Fender Book. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.