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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

I carried his guitar case for him once. Aged 91. TV personality, instrumentalist and author of the guitar tuition manual which everyone read, when everyone was forming bands in the 1960s.



#2 g.johnson

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

And therefore far more influential than the Beatles.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

Correct. Indeed, George Harrison is on record as having learnt to play using Weedon's manual.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

Isn't that like saying that William Shakespeare's high school teacher is more influential than Shakepseare?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

Works for me.

#6 g.johnson

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:58 PM

Isn't that like saying that William Shakespeare's high school teacher is more influential than Shakepseare?

If he'd taught Jonson, Marlowe and Webster too, that might not be a bad argument.
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