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Bert Weedon's Play In A Day DVD : Now available in DVD format
When he was just twelve years old he persuaded his father to buy him a rather battered guitar off a stall in London's famous Petticoat Lane Street Market, for exactly 75p. And so began the career of one of Britain's most accomplished instrumental stars. When he got his guitar home from the market he thought with all the confidence of a 12 year old that he would be able to play it, but to his surprise the sounds that came out from his first strummings were sadly lacking in harmony! He searched around for a teacher, and in those days there were very few, andfinallyfound an elderly man Games Newell who said he would teach Bert, but classical guitar only. This was a disappointment, but when Newell sat down and played a Chopin Prelude, it opened a fantastic new world of music to the kid from London's East End, and Bert right away decided that the study of the guitar would be his life's work.
Bert Weedon's guitar course
Bert Weedon could only claim one Top 10 hit in his career but his influence could be heard on countless No 1s, not least through his best-selling guitar manuals. Already an established star when rock'n'roll arrived in the UK, he was named as an inspiration by many of the biggest names in British rock and pop music. He made regular appearances on television, and a string of solo singles made him the most famous guitarist in the country; he was perfectly placed to take advantage of the birth of rock'n'roll. He published his first Play In A Day book in ; they went on to sell in their millions, with musicians of the calibre of Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Brian May among the guitarists who learned to play guitar from them. May once referred to Weedon as the "Guitar Wizard" and "a legend", while in a s interview Clapton said: "I wouldn't have felt the urge to press on without the tips and encouragement that Bert's book Play in a Day gives you. I've never met a player of any consequence who doesn't say the same thing.