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On Sept. 6, 1968, The Beatles' George Harrison was heading in to London for a recording session for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". His neighbor, Eric Clapton needed a lift into London, so George offered to take him. George had a different idea though. Harrison wasn't happy with his own guitar tracks on the song […]

This guy couldn’t even play a guitar. So why do we even bring him up? Because if he were still with us, he’d be celebrating his 109th birthday today. Nope, he couldn’t play a guitar, but, he could design and build them. He was Leo Fender, founder of Fender guitars, basses etc. So to help […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/eric-clapton-in-20-solos/ 20 of Eric Clapton’s Best Guitar Solos | uDiscover We hope you enjoy and respond to our pick of the best Eric Clapton guitar solos. Find out which tracks from the Eric Clapton catalogue make the cut. Read it here

Happy birthday to Roger McGuinnm born on 13th July 1942, guitar, vocals, The Byrds, (1965 US & UK No.1 single ‘Mr Tambourine Man’). He was the only member of The Byrds to play on the hit, the others being session players. He toured with Bob Dylan in 1975 and 1976 as part of Dylan’s Rolling […]

26th June 2008, Total Guitar magazine voted Celine Dion’s rendition of the AC/DC track ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ as the world’s worst cover version ever. In the best cover versions list, Jimi Hendrix was voted into first place with his version of the Bob Dylan song ‘All Along the Watchtower,’ The Beatles rendition […]

Happy birthday to Ian Hunter, born on 3rd June 1939, vocals, guitar with Mott The Hoople, who had the 1972 UK No.3 & US No.37 single ‘All The Young Dudes’ which was written for them by David Bowie. Other hits include, ‘All the Way from Memphis’ and ‘Roll Away the Stone’. As a solo artist […]

Guitar playing changed in the UK forever 51 years ago today on May 12, 1967. On that day, the LP “Are You Experienced” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was released. People had been hearing about him but not a lot had seen him yet. When the Monterey Pop Festival was being put together in 1967, […]

On April 25, 1990, the white Fender Stratocaster guitar that Jimi Hendrix used during his appearance at Woodstock sold for $334, 620 at Sotheby’s auction house in London, making it the most expensive guitar ever sold at the time. After Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix continued to use the guitar for shows including at his final live […]

On April 1, 1886 – Adolph Rickenbacker, who founded the Rickenbacker guitar company was born. . Adolf Rickenbacker was born in Switzerland. He emigrated to the United States with older relatives after his parents died, settling in Wisconsin. He moved to southern California as a young man. He later Anglicized his name to Adolph Rickenbacker […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/rory-gallagher-irelands-hendrix-clapton/ Rory Gallagher: The Guitar God Who Was Ireland’s Hendrix And Clapton An influence on everyone from Brian May to Slash and Johnny Marr, Rory Gallagher was Ireland’s first rock god – the country’s Hendrix and Clapton in one. Read it here


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