St. Louis Music - R.I.P. 

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St. Louis Music, the company that made Ampeg, Crate and Alvarez guitar amps, was bought out last year. A concert Saturday at the Kat Club will honor the company. Here a few of the artists who rocked SLM gear over the years. All photos by Mark Gilliland.
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Bo Diddley, Johnnie Johnson and Billy Gibbons at the Crate awards.
Rilo Kiley.
Bootsy Collins
Hank Williams III.
Rod Stewart
Ricky Phillips of Styx.
Gwar in Kansas City.
Les Claypool at the now-closed Mississippi Nights in St. Louis.
The Grand Ole Opry
Sammy Hagar, a St. Louis favorite.
John Fogerty in 2005 at Riverport Amphitheater (now known as Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.)
Zak Wylde
The Stray Cats.
Carl Perkins in 1997 in Nashville.
Jerry Douglas at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis.
Bob Weir in 2003.
John Hiatt at the Pageant.
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