Saturday, 4 October 2008

The Story of the Guitar

Some guitars, yesterdayTomorrow night sees the first of a three-part series, The Story of the Guitar on BBC television (click link for full details).

As it says in the blurb:

Alan Yentob embarks on a three-part personal journey to discover how the guitar became the world's favourite musical instrument. Beginning with the rise of the acoustic guitar, the series takes him from an ancient Middle Eastern ancestor of the lute, to the iconic guitars draped round the necks of Bill Hailey and Elvis Presley and beyond.

Featuring interviews with Bert Weedon - the man who taught Britain to 'Play in a Day', Pete Townshend, Bill Bailey, flamenco player Paco Pena and classical guitarist John Williams.


Those of you in the UK, remember to set your video recorders!

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