Friday, 20 April 2012

Bert Weedon

Bert Weedon, who, inspired generations of British guitarists, famous and not so famous, has died today aged 91. He wrote the best-selling guitar tutor, Play In A Day, and was the first British guitarist in the British pop charts (or Hit Parade, as it was known then) in 1959 with Guitar Boogie Shuffle.  You can read a lot more about his musical career and the generations of guitarists he influenced in a BBC obituary here.  In the meantime, here's a video of him from around 1982 performing his first hit, and what strikes me is the obvious pleasure he has in playing:

2 comments:

  1. Would never have played if it hadn't been for Bert. R.I.P. mate.

    Ron Cheevers.

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  2. Bert always looked as if he was enjoying himself. I wonder how many groups back in the 60s and 70s had him playing on their records?

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