Rock Critic Joel Selvin Announces Retirement, Gets Gibson SG
Last week San Francisco's hipsters came out to pay tribute to Joel Selvin, famous Senior Pop Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and a Rolling Stone contributing writer. Joel announced his retirement and the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco (a Gibson club) threw him a party. Joel has been an important part of the famous San Francisco scene for more than 30 years and wrote the forward to Jim Marshall: Proof, still one of the coolest rock photographer hard covers out there. The SG in the picture was presented to Joel and later signed by many of these legends.
Top Row: Bud E Love, Prairie Prince (Tubes), Robyn Sylvester (Bob Weirs Rat Dog), Chris Isaak, Bonnie Raitt, Al Jardine (Beach Boys), Kenny Dale Johnson, AL AMderson (NRBQ), Keta Bill Front Row: Carla & Zoey, Booker T, Scott Matthews (Durocs), Joel Selvin, Ron Nagle (Durocs) Floor: Natalie Horn (Mgr Grand Central Station), Chuck Vincent
Al Jardine of Beach Boys
Carla and Al Jardine
Joel Selvin in hat
Photo Credit: Pat Johnson