Letters of Note: I hadn’t any idea that I talked about my guitar so often

Saul was just 14 when he wrote and illustrated the following letter to Michelle Young — an ex-girlfriend who had just recently ended their relationship and, in a previous letter, blamed the decision on Saul’s unending talk of his guitar. The guitar obsession never ended and Saul soon became Slash, one of the world’s most admired guitarists and member of Guns N’ Roses, whilst Michelle stayed in the picture and after dating Axl Rose in the mid-80s became the subject of My Michelle, a song that frankly spoke of her drug-fuelled lifestyle, her father’s career in “porno” and her mother’s death.

Incidentally, the Starwood Club closed down two years later. Quiet Riot, however, went on to huge success and released an album in 1983 that topped the U.S. charts; unheard of for a heavy metal band.

Transcript follows.

(Source: Jeff at Hard Rock Memorabilia; Image of Slash in his youth via.)

via Letters of Note: I hadn’t any idea that I talked about my guitar so often.