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Out of the Frying Pan

Alan Yentob presents 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.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 29 Jan 2011 02:15

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterAlan Yentob
ParticipantDave Gilmour
ParticipantPete Townshend
ProducerRoger Parsons
Executive ProducerJanet Lee

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