This self-taught guitarist started learning flamenco guitar at the age of 12 before playing in London dance bands. Subsequent hit parade entries, however, proved less lucrative than countless record dates for bigger stars. Steele won music press popularity polls as Best Guitarist, but the accolade belonged morally to his middle-aged hireling.
A renewal of interest in guitar instrumentals suddenly placed him at the top of the album chart in with 22 Golden Guitar Greats. In , Weedon made history by becoming the first instrumentalist to be elected King Rat, the top post in the best-known showbusiness charity organization, the Grand Order of Water Rats. Just one question: How old is Ivy Benson?
I only wish I had heard the music of Bert Weedon many years ago. His music should be made more popular in the states. I'm sure there are many like me who are only now being introduced to this style of music. I just love the sound of every piece he plays and want to hear more. Could you please let me know where I could get your guitar books to buy. Also I would like to buy some of Bert Weedon's guitar books because my grandson would like to play the guitar as well.
The date was between , the name of the pub was "The White Horse" and was run at the time by Babs Aitkin. Do you remember the meeting after the show? My mother in law of the time played piano at the pub name escapes me, but it was the middle one of the three pubs. You were astonished as to how much my wifes sister looked like one of the Beverley Sisters.
Had to have a Hofner Commitee after seeing you play and since have had most of the Hofner range at one time or another. Have had most versions of your "Play in a Day" books and still play for my own entertainment aged 63, and sing at odd parties.
Biggest regret selling the Hofner Commitee. Good to see you are still around. Do you remember our meeting? Thanks Bert. I then bought his Play in a Day book. I'm still playing to this day. Then in you were Top Of The Bill in Eccles, Manchester when I was part of a lowly house band and you kindly let me play 'Ginchy' to open our spot and you left it out of yours.
Ever the Gent! I am Proud to have known you! I still play, 42 years on. May Providence bless you with many more years of active life with music. Suresh Kumar, Bangalore, India D. I immediately purchased 'Play In a Day' and still have the actual copy.
Instead of slamming the phone down on a time-waster, you gave me ten minutes of your valuable time, and even thanked me for calling. Not many of today's so-called stars would have even granted me ten seconds.
So thank you, from the bottom of my heart - you have always been a part of me and always will. Add to cart. Sent from. Holste-Oldendorf, Germany. Postage, returns and payments details See details. Accepted within 30 days. Can't Help Falling in Love. Dark Eyes. It Happened in Monterey. Mabel Wayne. Stranger Than Fiction. Macgregor's Leap. Walter J. Spotify Amazon. Apache Jerry Lordan.
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Only 1 left in stock. Heroes Collection by Bert WeedonBert Weedon's Play in a Day remains one of the world's most successful guitar methods. It is as much of a legend as the stars who have learned from it, including Eric Clapton, Mike Oldfield, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Sting, Brian May, Pete Townshend, and Reviews: