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The Story of The Guitar

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.

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  1. Like the gent telling this story, I can’t; and have never tried 2 play a lick but have always been fascinated by the instrument