Did you know guitar legend Jimi Hendrix was a paratrooper? In fact, on this day in 1962, he was honorably discharged from the 101st Airborne Paratroopers, after breaking his ankle during his 26th and final parachute jump!
Eric Clapton's "The Fool" SG - Todd Rundgren reportedly paid $500 for the guitar and had various repairs done to it. He had the guitar finished anew and retouched in places, and a portion of the neck and headstock was replaced. Rundgren sold the guitar in 2000 at auction for around $150,000, donating 10% to Clapton’s Crossroads Center. The Fool was resold to a private collector a few years later for around $500,000, and is reportedly in a vault in Japan. It was used by Dave Gregory to record the guitar solo for "That’s Really Super, Supergirl." on XTC's Skylarking. (Text edited from a web post via Wikipedia.)