Topic: BBC TV prog "Story of the Guitar"
I just caught a program on BBC TV last night (Sunday 5th Oct) which was part one of "The Story of the Guitar". It was fascinating and took the instrument from its origins back in the mists of time through to about 1950. Great stuff about acoustic guitars.
Did anyone see this?
The next part (2) is next Sunday (12th October) at the same time (BBC1 10.20 - 11.25pm) and is about the origins and development of the electric guitar.
"Alan Yentob presents on a three-part series examining how the guitar became the world's favourite musical instrument. As the guitar turns electric, music is changed for ever. The world's first electric guitar had nothing to do with jazz or blues, but Hawaiian-style music and was known as the 'frying pan'. Yentob continues his investigation from the blues of the Mississippi to the guitar wars of the 1950s, when the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson Les Paul were battling for supremacy."
Don't miss it.