Los Angeles, April 17th, 2017 – Spurred into action by the November 2016 Presidential election, and the alarming assault on Planned Parenthood and other organizations he believes in, Reuben Cox, owner of Old Style in Los Angeles, hatched a plan. He donated a Gibson CJ-165 guitar and spent the next five months inviting a diverse collection of musicians, artists and music industry luminaries, to autograph it for an eventual fundraising campaign for Planned Parenthood. By the time he had completed the project the guitar had been covered with over 100 signatures. (Complete list below). In the realm of pop/rock memorabilia, this signed guitar is without peers. The project is also a reflection of a group of concerned, like-minded artists at an important crossroad in American history.
The guitar can be won by anyone buying a drawing ticket for just $10 with all proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood.* Lucky winner will also receive a hardbound book with photographs of everyone who has signed the guitar. Tickets are available now and the winner will be selected on May 24th. ENTER TO WIN HERE
The sweepstakes is part of 7-inches for Planned Parenthood, a response from members of the creative community who stand with Planned Parenthood.This curated series of 7-inch vinyl records and digital downloads features original music, comedy, and spoken word pieces from artists, musicians, comedians, thought leaders and authors. Music fans can learn more about this at 7inchesforplannedparenthood.com
“We are so thankful for this incredible outpouring of support, ” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.”Planned Parenthood is a vital health care provider that serves 2.5 million people each year. Blocking access to Planned Parenthood hurts people in communities who are struggling to get by the most – especially those with low incomes and those living in areas with no other quality health care providers. This unique raffle, and impressive group of artists, shows how many lives Planned Parenthood has touched. We’re proud to ensure all people have access to quality reproductive health care and evidence-based sex education no matter what, whether they’re your neighbor down the street or a world-famous musician. It is only by raising all of our voices together that we can defeat these attacks on basic reproductive health and rights.”
Lady Gaga, Clem Creevy (Cherry Glazerr), Mario Caldato, Jr. (Producer: Beastie Boys), Rob Schnapf (Producer: Beck, Kurt Vile, Elliott Smith), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Alexi Murdoch, Adam Granduciel (The War on Drugs), Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Andrew Bird, Rodrigo Amarante, Danny Elfman, Kim Gordon, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Money Mark, Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Mike Viola, Devendra Banhart, Shepard Fairey, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), MeShell Ndegeocello, Ryan Adams, Katy Perry, Tobias Jesso Jr., Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips (Luna, Galaxie 500), Sia, Blake Mills, Matt Berninger (The National), Josh Homme, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age), Mark Ronson (Producer: Amy Winehouse, Adele, Bruno Mars), Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys, The Last Shadow Puppets), John Legend, Greg Kurstin (Producer: Adele, Shins, Sia), Ty Segall, Sarah Lipstate (Noveller), Jeffrey Kahane, Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow), Charlie Puth, Jimmy Napes, Sam Smith, Clay Tarver (Chavez, Silicon Valley), Patty Schemel (Hole), Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Daniel Kessler (Interpol), Gus Van Sant, Dylan Gardner, Eric Burdon (The Animals/ War), T-Bone Burnett, Louise Post (Veruca Salt), Zac Carper (Fidlar), Mark Everett (Eels), Lucinda Williams, Joey Santiago (Pixies), David Lovering (Pixies), Hudson Mohawke, Emile Haynie, Martin Mills (Beggars Group Founder), Tom Chapin, Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine), Gabriel Kahane, Donita Sparks (L7), Feist, Mocky Salole, Scott Goldman (Grammy Foundation), Gary Clark Jr., Brandy Clark, Linda Perry, Jamie Hince (The Kills), Juan Alderete (Mars Volta, Halo Orbit), Sugar Yoshinaga (Buffalo Daughter, Halo Orbit), Esperanza Spalding, Will Holland (Quantic), Ted Leo, Mike Hadreas (Perfume Genius), Nancy Sinatra, Nina Gordon (Veruca Salt), Liz Phair, Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno (Best Coast), Hanna Hooper, Christian Zucconi, Ryan Rabin, Andrew Wessen & Daniel Gleason (Grouplove), Nicole Fiorentino (Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt), Geoff Travis (Founder, Rough Trade Records), Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Chantal Claret, Alison Mosshart (The Kills, The Dead Weather), Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Mac DeMarco, and Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello and the Attractions).
Old Style Guitar Shop is located in Silverlake, Los Angeles. Founded by Reuben Cox in 2010, it sells restored and hand made guitars for a loyal clientele.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide. In addition to purchasing a raffle ticket to win this guitar people can also visit IStandWithPP.org to find ways to get involved locally, contact their elected officials and urge them to stand with Planned Parenthood, show their support for Planned Parenthood on social media using the hashtag #IStandWithPP, and share how Planned Parenthood has helped you.