Happy Nigel Tufnel Day, 11/11/11

Fans worldwide celebrate one the many cultural contributions by Berklee board member Christopher Guest.

November 9, 2011

Berklee board member and honorary doctorate recipient Christopher Guest has a long career as an actor, director, musician, and songwriter, with such movies as Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind.

But perhaps his best-loved role is that of Nigel Tufnel from This Is Spinal Tap—a film in which Tufnel proudly displays his customized amplifier with dials going not to 10, but to 11. The role is so beloved that fans started a year-long movement to declare November 11, 2011, Nigel Tufnel Day—"in recognition of its maximum elevenness."

Please join us as we celebrate the Nigel Tufnel in all of us. May you always be able to find your stage.