Barney Kessel

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Barney Kessel was one of the most in-demand session guitarists in America during the 1960’s. He was a member of the session musicians now usually called the The Wrecking Crew.

On Pete Townshend’s 1983 album Scoop, he paid homage to Barney with “To Barney Kessel”.

Barney opened his guitar shop which, in its heyday was where many musicians went for their equipment or repairs, partly due to his fame and experience as well as its proximity to Capitol Records and its great selection.

Frank Zappa, and members of The Beach Boys and Buffalo Springfield as well as Eric Clapton and John Lennon could be found shopping here.

Barney Kessel’s Music World
1770 Vine Street
Los Angeles CA 90028