80-Year-Old Man Picks Up Electric Guitar And Starts To SHRED IT!
If you’re a member of at least a few guitar groups on Facebook, this video has likely already appeared on your news feed. This 81-year-old guitarist by the name of Bob Wood is performing “Bésame Mucho”
This was not a planned performance. Apparently Bob Wood was at the service shop to pick up his amps which were just repaired, when he plugged a guitar into the amps to test them out. After a few notes and adjustments, he broke into “Bésame Mucho” and was filmed by a nearby listener. The video was then shared by the British Audio Service Shop in Nashville, with the title “This guy rules. Mr. Bob Wood, ladies and gentlemen.”
Since his online debut, his post has accumulated over 2 million views, creating something of a sensation on the interwebs.
Oh, it turns out this guy is no amateur! According to one of his children, in the mid-Seventies, he was named Entertainer of the Year by Eastern States Country Music Inc. In 2007, he was inducted into The Southern Legends Country Music Hall of Fame, and he has several albums to his name as well.
To see what all the hype is about, click on the video below and listen for yourself!