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Published on February 10th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Move over, Peter Frampton and Richie Sambora. Lucille Ball got to the talk box first.

Everyone’s heard a guitar played through a talk box although you may not know it. Richie Sambora brought one out for Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.” We hear it Nazareth’s “Hair of the Dog,” “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” from Pink Floyd and most famously “Do You Like We Do” from Frampton Comes Alive.

But as Boing Boing points out, Lucille Ball got there first–in 1939.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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