Skip to comments.Influential British guitarist Bert Weedon dies
Posted on 04/20/2012 1:14:06 PM PDT by the scotsman
'Influential guitarist Bert Weedon, best known for creating the popular tutorial manual Play In A Day, has died aged 91.
Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Brian May are among the stars who learned to play guitar from his books.
Born in east London, in May 1920, he had been ill for some time and died at his home in Beaconsfield, his friend John Adrian said.
He was awarded an OBE in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to music.
Queen guitarist Brian May said: "He will be so sadly missed by all his friends because he is one of the most generous and giving people I have ever met in my life.
"He was always teaching people, privately and publicly. You know, he didn't have any secrets from anyone and he was so supportive to us all."
He added: "There's not a guitarist in Britain from my generation who doesn't owe him a great debt of gratitude."'
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‘Herbert Maurice William ‘Bert’ Weedon, OBE (10 May 1920 20 April 2012) was an English guitarist and composer whose style of guitar playing was popular and influential during the 1950s and 1960s. He was the first British guitarist to have a hit record in the UK Singles Chart, in 1959, and his best-selling tutorial guides, Play in a Day, were a major influence on many leading musicians.’
Lots of musicians dying this week. Sad!
I guess that’s #3, now we can start over.
Of course, the version of Apache thats famous in America/Canada is unknown in the UK and Europe.
And the version, by The Shadows, that is still one of the most famous pop songs ever recorded in the UK is legendary here and in Europe, but unknown in North America!.
Well, the American (Danish) version of Apache is unknown in the U.S.!
I have both versions on 45 RPM records. Both very good.
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