Fender Guitar Marks it's Fiftieth Anniversary with Rock Concert

Published: 2004-07-21
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of rock 'n' roll music. It also marks the fiftieth anniversary for one of rock music's greatest stars - the Fender Stratocaster guitar. On September 24 at a benefit in Wembley Arena in London, UK some of rock music's living legends of guitar playing will meet in a historical event that can only be brought about by music.

David Gilmour will be playing the serial number 0001 Stratocaster. The guitar was one of the very first created by Leo Fender in 1954. It is rumoured that the performance will be the last time Gilmour plays the guitar in public.

Among those confirmed to appear and participate in the historical event are:

Bruce Dickenson - Iron Maiden
Adrian Smith - Iron Maiden
Nicko McBrain - Iron Maiden
Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath
Natthias Jabs - The Scorpions
David Gilmour - Pink Floyd
Joe Walsh - The Eagles
Hank Marvin - The Shadows
Phil Manzanera - Roxy Music
Paul Rodgers - Free, Bad Company
Mike Rutherford - Mike and the Mechanics
Paul Carrack - Mike and the Mechanics
Gary Moore

Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum will join the guitar greats on the stage. One of the most famous Stratocaster players in history was the great Jimi Hendrix.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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I shure hope David Gilmore plays a bit more live. he is my favorite guitar player and the reason I started to play. If, infact this is the last time he plays I hope he will play eaither Sorrow, or anything off of animals. If he chooses not to play in public again then, I shure hope he gos out with a bang! he is by far a ledgendery performer and an amazing musician. I hope one day he could read this because it would be cool to know that my favorite influance actually got to read what I thought. he is a true master of the guitar and I love all of his music David Gilmore if you ever get this your the best!!! Matthew Ryan
Posted by: Anonymous on December 20, 2005
Saw the concert and loved it. Can we get a copy on dvd? Thanks!
Posted by: Anonymous on January 01, 2007
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