WHOG-FM Celebrates Les Paul and the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike WeekMarch 4, 2016 by Les Paul Foundation
The Les Paul Foundation has announced a very special appearance of the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Commemorative Custom Chopper built by Count’s Kustoms at the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week. The one-of-a-kind rock and roll motorcycle will appear at Jester’s Live at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona beginning Friday, March 4, 2016 through Sunday, March 13, 2016. WHOG-FM, Orange Amplification and the Les Paul Foundation have partnered for the 10 days of celebrating the man many refer to as the Father of Modern Music.
The commemorative motorcycle is a tribute to music legend Les Paul. It was built by Danny (The Count) Koker and his team and featured on the hit television series “Counting Cars” on The History Channel. As an inventor Les was always creating from ordinary things he had in his studio or home.
The one-of-a-kind motorcycle was created to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Les Paul who created the solid-body electric guitar, multi-track recording, overdubbing and numerous other recording techniques.
Originally unveiled in Times Square on June 9, 2015, the appearance at Destination Daytona will mark the first time the elaborate custom motorcycle will be publicly exhibited at Daytona Bike Week.
Les Paul invented the solid-body electric guitar, multi-track recording and numerous other recording techniques. As an inventor Les was always creating from ordinary things he had in his studio or home.
The motorcycle was created and designed in the way one would expect Les Paul to create it. Using vintage and unusual parts that were already available in the shop and studio, Count’s Kustoms’ team produced a bike with elaborate detail and homage to Paul. Highlights of the chopper include a hand-tooled leather seat engraved with Les Paul’s signature, Les Paul mother-of-pearl inlay on the fender, an oxygen tank used as an extra gas tank, 100th Anniversary engravings, a hand-painted gas tank featuring Les Paul’s portrait, a chain guard designed as a guitar pickguard, gold leaf hand turned headlights, custom Les Paul risers, volume knobs on the engine head and much more. The motorcycle was the subject of a recent “Counting Cars” episode on The History Channel.
In addition to guests having the opportunity to experience the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Commemorative Motorcycle, the Les Paul Foundation along with WHOG-FM and Jester’s Live will be giving away an exclusive Les Paul guitar and promoting the “I Want a Les Paul Postage Stamp” campaign on-site. A special performance area will be set up at the motorcycle exhibit for guests to play guitar and perform on their own.
Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona is the Home of Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson® with a massive 109,000 sq. ft showroom. Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona has become synonymous with Bike Week with an average attendance of 500,000 during the ten-day Bike Week program. The Les Paul 100th Anniversary Commemorative Motorcycle will appear at Jesters Live, the 35,000 sq. ft covered exhibit/amphitheatre at Destination Daytona. The location is at 1635 N US Highway 1 directly off of 1-95 and within 10 minutes of the Atlantic Ocean. Musical performances include Marshall Tucker Band, Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society, The Charlie Daniels Band, Buckcherry, Blackberry Smoke and more.
Dates: Friday, March 4, 2016 – Sunday, March 13, 2016
Location: Jesters Live at Rossmeyer’s Destination Dayton at 1635 N US Highway 1, Ormond Beach
95.7 FM The HOG. WHOG–FM Daytona Beach is the official radio station of the 75th Anniversary of Bike Week. Celebrating 20 years of bringing Classic Rock to Central Florida from Orlando to Jacksonville. Listen all week for Harley-Davidson riding tunes and download the free app at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play stores and listen online at www.957thehog.com. Licensed to Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida, USA, the station that serves the Daytona Beach area.
ABOUT LES PAUL 100TH ANNIVERSARY
Les Paul was an innovator who inspired creativity throughout his life. As the inventor of the solid body electric guitar, multi-track recording, over-dubbing (sound on sound) and numerous other recording techniques, he left an unmistakable mark on the music industry for future generations. The year-long Les Paul 100th Anniversary celebrates Les Paul’s life and includes major events and programs, tours, promotional campaigns, education grants and marketing initiatives that will secure his legacy for generations. The re-launched Les Paul Foundation website includes interactive opportunities with the late, great Les Paul as well as new merchandise. For more information and up-to-date schedules of the official Les Paul 100th Anniversary activities go to www.les-paul.com or www.lespaulfoundation.org
ABOUT BRUCE ROSSMEYER’S DESTINATION DAYTONA
Bruce Rossmeyer’s is an internationally recognized commercial and residential real estate complex home to Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona and Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson®, with its massive 109,000 sq. ft showroom, selling thousands of motorcycles, genuine HD Motorclothes apparel, parts, accessories and more. The destination includes a variety of retail shops and a full bar/nightclub and pub. Major concert events and expos occur at the Jesters Live Pavilion, a 35,000 sq. ft covered exhibit space/amphitheatre. Located at 1635 N US Highway 1 directly off of 1-95 in Ormond Beach.
ABOUT JESTERS LIVE
As East Coast Central Florida’s largest, completely covered, outdoor concert and event venue, Jesters Live has a nightclub atmosphere with full-service bars, craft beer, great food, free parking and valet service and will offer over 4,000 general admission and a select number of VIP tickets for most shows. Jesters Live features some of the most popular Country, Rock and Alternative acts currently touring the country throughout the year. The 35,000 square foot concert space is an innovative, multi-use venue that can also be transformed to accommodate a wide array of events including public and private events of all types and sizes. It is conveniently located off of Exit 273 (N-US1) from I-95 in Ormond Beach, Florida, just a few minutes north of Daytona.