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Leo Fender

  • News

    June 12, 2014

    FULLERTON

    Don't be homeless here

  • Music

    September 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 25-15

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Relics of Fullerton: The Buildings of Leo Fender

    Though it goes without saying, we'll say it anyway: Fullerton's considerable contributions to history will probably forever be marred by a few rogue cops, their cowardly police chief and flip-flopping spokesperson. Happily the city has a few saving graces, not the least of whom is Leo Fender. While ... More >>

  • Music

    September 22, 2011

    Fender Factory Opens to Public

    [Mental Notes] Also: Latina theater group Breath of Fire goes gypsy

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Fender Factory Opens its Doors

    Brandon FergusonPhyllis Fender speaks at the grand opening of the visitor center at the Fender manufacturing plant in Corona​Though it moved a relatively short distance from the quaint shopping district surrounding downtown Fullerton to the bucolic splendor of Corona (cough), Fender has truly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Five Ways to Celebrate Leo Fender's Birthday!

    ​It's sort of mind bending to think that the county responsible for nurturing the careers of such establishment-defending squares as Richard Nixon, Mike Carona and Deborah Pauley also produced a prolific harbinger of rock & roll. We speak of course of Leo Fender, instrumental creator of the St ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011

    Grave Hunting at Fairhaven Memorial Park

    [SUMMER GUIDE] No. 51 of the 100 Reasons to Be Ecstatic About Summer In OC!

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    OC Music Awards at the Slidebar Tonight

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyBLOK​​Sadly, we're nearing the end of the OC Music Awards showcase series--but, we are getting that much  closer to the 2011 Music Awards Ceremony at the City National Grove of Anaheim on March 5. Tonight, local acts Echo Echo, Stereofix, Fiction Reform, We Are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    OC Music Awards At Gypsy Den in Santa Ana Tonight

    OC Music Awards 2010​We're more than halfway through the OC Music Awards showcase series--and getting closer to the 2011 Music Awards Ceremony at the City National Grove of Anaheim on March 5. Tonight, local acts Justin Soileau, Micah Brown, Parker Macy Blues, Danny Maika, and The Foxx & Da Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    OC Music Awards Partners with Fender, Collaborates with Laguna Art Museum, Rocks Detroit Bar

    ​Here's a fun fact for you: Did you know that before Fender became the world's most recognized guitar brand, it was founded in Fullerton in 1946? Weird right? I'm guessing most locals under the age of 50 didn't know that. But it was over a century ago that Clarence Leonidas (that's Leo Fender ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 3/3

    Zappa Plays Zappa 2009, 7 p.m.Maybe Moonunit and Dweezil will be there!House of Blues,1530 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA; 714-778-2583Tony Bennett, 8 p.m.The jazz crooner who sold more than 50 million records, won 15 Grammys, sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" makes a rare appearance in Long B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    To Do Tonight 10/23

    Tiger Army; VNV Nation; War Tapes, 8 p.m. Check out photos from the concert tomorrow on OCWeekly.com The Grove of Anaheim 2200 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 714-712-2750 Timeless Melodies: The Roaring 20s Lecture, 1 p.m. Join music historian Larry Maurer on this musical journey through the era of the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    String Theory

    Solid Design: Leo Fender’s Telecaster

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Axe Man

    You Wont Part with Yours, Either: Robert Perine and the Fender Guitar, 1957-1969

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Cool Stuff North of the 91

    The Fullerton Music Festival

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Orange County History Via KOCE

    We love KOCE-TV Channel 50, watch it for television genius (and Orange County Business Journal editor) Rick Reiff's wonderful coif, the in-depth author interviews conducted by Maria Hall-Brown, and the Register-friendly worldview of Real Orange. So it pains us to discover that KOCE president Mel Rog ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Get Out!

    Yearn to Be Blown
    Nightlife & More: Jan. 19 - Jan. 26

  • Music

    December 29, 2005
  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Unknown

    June 16, 2005
  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Decibels of History

    Washburns Orange Groove Show Encores

  • Features

    November 18, 2004

    The Big Nowhere

    Why does so much good music come from this place?

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    Another Man Done Gone

    Guitar string pioneer Ernie Ball, RIP

  • Music

    July 24, 2003
  • Music

    June 26, 2003
  • Columns

    August 29, 2002

    Design Matters

    You can sit on irony, but its hard and unyielding

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    Quiet Genius, Damn Loud Guitar

    The works of Leo Fender

  • Columns

    July 27, 2000

    30 Years of Rocking in Place

    How not to become a star

  • Music

    November 19, 1998
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