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Florence and the Machine star: Gibson guitars played by the greats
"As a kid, you only really know the big bands, so to see Keith Richards, Pete Townsend, Angus Young and John Lennon play Gibson was confirmation of the brand being the elite," he said.
Ackroyd revealed that he had been a huge fans of Guns N' Roses, meaning he was extremely keen to get the black double neck Gibson SG played by Slash.
He added that another inspiration had been the first Back to the Future film, where Michael J Fox's character Marty McFly plays a Gibson ES-345.
The guitarist is now enjoying success in his own career, with Florence and the Machine continuing to grow in popularity.
Last year, the act's album Lungs was the second-most listened to album on Spotify, with their track You've Got the Love being the seventh most popular track on the music streaming service.
ÂPosted on 17 Feb 2011 12:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News
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