Bacon’s Archive at Reverb

Posted on February 11, 2019

I’m publishing 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, I did them originally for a particular book, in which case I’d use some of the quotes, selectively, in the book. Very often this meant leaving out quite a chunk of stuff that doesn’t get seen. It seemed to me it’s about time to reveal more of these unpublished conversations. I’ll detail them 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.

Geezer Butler, who I interviewed in 1992 around the time of Black Sabbath’s Dehumanizer album and tour. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.

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

Jeff Beck, who I interviewed for my first Telecaster book in 2005. 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.

Peter Gabriel, who I interviewed in 1989 at his Real World studio near Bath. 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.

Jaco Pastorius, who I interviewed in 1976 in London while he was on tour with Weather Report. 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.

Robert Plant, who I interviewed in 1988 just before the release of his fourth solo album, Now And Zen. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.

Don Randall, who I interviewed in 1992 for my first book about Fender. 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 the album’s 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.

Tina Weymouth, who I interviewed in 1988 when Tom Tom Club were in London to play some dates. Click here to read the interview at Reverb.