On August 7, 2014 at about 10:00 p.m., an unknown suspect broke into Club Dada, located at 2720 Elm Street and took an Orange Gretsch Hollow Guitar. However, this is no ordinary guitar. This guitar belonged to Frank Campagna, an exceptional singer and guitarist who was well known in the Deep Ellum area. He’s branded as Frankie 45, and upon his death, his father donated the guitar to the Club Dada as a memorial to his beloved son. This precious instrument is very sentimental to Campagna’s father and it’s rumored that the suspect stole the guitar in light of the anniversary of Campagna’s death.
If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of this guitar, please contact property crimes Detective Jones at 214-670-5056.