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:


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

    Ron Cheevers.

  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?


Comments, including disagreements, are welcome.
Abuse and spam are not and will be deleted straight away.
Comment moderation is installed for older posts.