Vinnie and Bucky Pizzarelli perform at a Les Paul's 88th birthday party (1998)
"The Guitar Mafia" - by Chris Lentz (1998)
Vinnie Bell, Al Caiola, "Bucky " Pizzarelli, Les
Paul and Tony Mottola.
Vinnie, John Pisano and Tony Mottota
Vinnie's and Bonnie's Wedding Day
July 28th, 2006
Vinnie, the blushing bride
catches the bridal bouquet.
Bonnie and Vinnie on their
Vinnie holding his invention,
the Coral Electric Sitar
Vinnie signs the Electric
Sitar for a fan.
Vinnie, the man-about-town
at the Erie Canal Museum.
Vinnie, in his
finest stovepipe hat!
Another photo snapped by Bonnie at the Erie
the studio with dear friend, the late Gene Pitney (1941-2006)
(Click for hi-resolution
Vinnie, with Paulo
Cezar, an excellent Brazilian bassist, 1981.
Paulo calls Vinnie "The Don Corleone of the guitar"!
VINNIE! So, what's with the turban?
Click and find out...
known photo of Vinnie at the guitar
(L to R:) Drummer (unknown), Stanley
Bonanno on guitar, his little brother (admiring him), Bobby Milano,
accordian, (Keely Smith's husband of twenty-seven years - and
a GREAT SINGER! ), and on the right, Mr. Vincent Bell, aged 15.
T. J. McGann, Studio Pro guitarist Vinnie Bell, & Master-luthier
signing "Benedetto" guitar backs holding signatures
of well-known guitarists.
"Vinnie considers Bob Benedetto,the greatest living luthier"!
Tony Mottola, my guitar mentor,
teacher and most profound musical influence.
Please click on the image above to see the whole photo, with Tony's
kind inscription to me.
webmaster and buddy Dana Countryman, Nov., 2004
(We'd been up for 4 days, just back
from a recording session for one of Dana's tunes, when this picture