Fender Bass for Britain

Fender Bass for Britain

The book "A Fender Bass for Britain" tells the story of a rare bass guitar made in 1966, the heyday of classic rock bands.

Author: Barry Matthews

Publisher:

ISBN: 1438946627

Category: Music

Page: 56

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The book "A Fender Bass for Britain" tells the story of a rare bass guitar made in 1966, the heyday of classic rock bands. Only a few of this particular bass with it's unique combination of features were ever made, and they mostly came to Britain. There are many Pictures of John Entwistle and others, with the bass, never been seen or published before. This book tells of the man that made them, the men that played them and where some of them ended up. The book features interviews with the stars that used the bass, such as John Entwistle of The Who, Chip Hawkes of The Tremeloes and a number of others. The author, Barry Matthews, came across this bass in the Seventies and was intrigued. Then, in the Nineties, he started a systematic search to track them down and write the story behind them. He has travelled to the USA and to a number of places in England in the process of compiling this fascinating account.
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Pretend You re In A War

Pretend You re In A War

The Shadows' Jet Harris owned the first Fender electric bass in Britain. But that was beyond Entwistle's budget. Instead, he started to make one of his own. 'He bought the wood, carved it out, made the neck and got someone to put the ...

Author: Mark Blake

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781313183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 758

'A definitive tome for both Who fans and newcomers alike’ ***** Q Magazine Pete Townshend was once asked how he prepared himself for The Who’s violent live performances. His answer? ‘Pretend you’re in a war.’ For a band as prone to furious infighting as it was notorious for acts of ‘auto-destructive art’ this could have served as a motto. Between 1964 and 1969 The Who released some of the most dramatic and confrontational music of the decade, including ‘I Can’t Explain’, ‘My Generation’ and ‘I Can See For Miles’. This was a body of work driven by bitter rivalry, black humour and dark childhood secrets, but it also held up a mirror to a society in transition. Now, acclaimed rock biographer Mark Blake goes in search of its inspiration to present a unique perspective on both The Who and the sixties. From their breakthrough as Mod figureheads to the rise and fall of psychedelia, he reveals how The Who, in their explorations of sex, drugs, spirituality and class, refracted the growing turbulence of the time. He also lays bare the colourful but crucial role played by their managers, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. And – in the uneasy alliance between art-school experimentation and working-class ambition – he locates the motor of the Swinging Sixties. As the decade closed, with The Who performing Tommy in front of 500,000 people at the Woodstock Festival, the ‘rock opera’ was born. In retrospect, it was the crowning achievement of a band who had already embraced pop art and the concept album; who had pioneered the power chord and the guitar smash; and who had embodied – more so than any of their peers – the guiding spirit of the age: war.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

From Britain With Love

From Britain With Love

“Yeah,” said Elvin, pointing to his Fender bass. “I wish I could play like that. It's not the same as my old Flores,” he chuckled. “Maybe we can add rock music to our repertoire, but I can't even play the damn thing.

Author: Robert A Webster

Publisher: Robert A Webster

ISBN: 9781792992780

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Page: 663

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Fossdyke Retirement Home has seen its fair share of quirky characters, but it’s never seen the likes of these four geriatric rockers! To outsiders, they are sweet, funny, if not a tad bit ornery. To those in the know, they are meddlesome, rebellious, and in way over their heads. When chaos erupts, they’re not far behind. What begin as ordinary days, where others their age would spend their time chatting up a friend or family member, these four spend their days and nights making music, performing for their legion of fans, globetrotting to exciting destinations, and of course, getting mixed up in perilous situations. Between outrunning the press and persistent record companies, coming face-to-face with ISIS rebels, and the occasional death or two, it’s all they can do to keep their wits about them and escape injury. Follow the madcap adventures of Britain’s most irreverently lovable elderly rockers as they trip, stumble, and fall into one situation after another and have a few laughs along the way in From Britain with Love, a hilarious action-packed thriller! Getting old doesn't mean you can't have fun. It just means you know how to get away with it!
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60 Years of Fender

60 Years of Fender

Now color me Jazz Fender's fine new electric bass guitar was the Jazz Bass model. ... illustrated samples of all the available color options, while over in Britain the new Fender distributor published its first advertisement (right).

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 9781476855509

Category: Music

Page: 144

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(Book). 60 Years of Fender gives a year-by-year history of the most successful electric guitar maker. In 1950, Leo Fender introduced to the world the solidbody electric guitar the instrument known as the Telecaster. He soon added two more classics: the Precision Bass (1951) and the Stratocaster (1954). Fender's sleek, adaptable guitars have since fueled modern music from country to rock and have been heard in the hands of virtually every guitarist of note, from Buddy Holly to Kurt Cobain, from Eric Clapton to John Mayer. Illustrated with an unrivaled gallery of color photographs of instruments, players, and memorabilia, this revised and updated edition expands upon 50 Years of Fender , covering nine more years of the Fender story.
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Coins of England the United Kingdom 2021

Coins of England   the United Kingdom  2021

R. Piano keyboard with opening notes of Bohemian Rhapsody pressed down, the group's logo and singer's signature mic stick in centre and below 'Red Special' guitar, Fender Precision Bass and Ludwig bass drum decorated with the Queen ...

Author: Emma Howard

Publisher: Spink Books

ISBN: 9781912667659

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

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The Coins of England and the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal and Decimal volumes together comprise the Standard Catalogue of British Coins, with the pre-decimal issues under Elizabeth II (and all previous coinage) listed in a separate volume. This volume of Decimal issues under Elizabeth II gives a comprehensive overview of all individual coins and sets issued by the Royal Mint since 1971 (and in circulation since 1968), offering an authoritative catalogue of modern British coins.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

The Bass Book

The Bass Book

That tourstarted in September1953 inSweden, and Britain'sMelody Makerheadlined their report“Hampton Knocks 'emOut AtOslo Debut”. Underneath wasa prominent picture of Monk playinghis Fender Precision Bass at the concert alongside the ...

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 9781476850979

Category: Music

Page: 108

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(Book). The Bass Book offers a complete illustrated history of bass guitars from Fender's first in the 1950s through the models of the next 40 years that formed the foundation for modern music. The bass guitar is undoubtedly one of the most significant instruments of this century, yet this book is the first to study its history. Features original interviews with bass makers past and present, dozens of unusual, specially commissioned color photos, and a reference section that provides a wealth of information on every major manufacturer.
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Youth and Permissive Social Change in British Music Papers 1967 1983

Youth and Permissive Social Change in British Music Papers  1967   1983

Just to be arbitrary, let's assume that the fifties began when Leo Fender invented the bass guitar and Elvis Presley plastered his hillbilly sneer over international horizons; the sixties began with The Beatles and the seventies opened ...

Author: Patrick Glen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319916743

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 399

This book is a work of press history that considers how the music press represented permissive social change for their youthful readership. Read by millions every week, the music press provided young people across the country with a guide to the sounds, personalities and controversies that shaped British popular music and, more broadly, British culture and society. By analysing music papers and oral history interviews with journalists and editors, Patrick Glen examines how papers represented a lucrative entertainment industry and mass press that had to negotiate tensions between alternative sentiments and commercial prerogatives. This book demonstrates, as a consequence, how music papers constructed political positions, public identities and social mores within the context of the market. As a result, descriptions and experiences of social change and youth were contingent on the understandings of class, gender, sexuality, race and locality.
Categories: History

Squier Electrics

Squier Electrics

(Bass guitars are beyond the scope of this book and will only be mentioned occasionally and in passing.) ... Most important sales-wise was CBS/Fender Ltd in England, which distributed to the UK and Germany and to the Benelux countries ...

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781476856414

Category: Music

Page: 160

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SQUIER ELECTRICS: 30 YEARS OF FENDER'S BUDGET GUITAR BRAND
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The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook

The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook

BRITISH BASS MAKERS MORE BASS MAKERS 2008 Ibanez ad featuring Paul Gray c.1991 ... This attitude reflects that of the inventor of the bass guitar, Leo Fender, who chose to design the bass guitar as a new instrument in its own right.

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 9781610588423

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 567

A stunning visual guide to the history and development of all types of guitars, packed with detailed information and profiling everything from the legendary Martin flat-tops to Gibson's arch-tops guitars and Fender's twelve-string electrics. The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook is divided by type into nine chapters, each telling the full story of a major type of guitar. It is sub-divided geographically so the reader gets a global picture of guitar making from the United States to the Far East and from Europe to Australia. The introduction examines the development of the world's most popular instrument over the years.
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How the Fender Bass Changed the World

How the Fender Bass Changed the World

This book by the founding editor and former publisher of EBass PlayerE magazine not only celebrates the 50-year history of Fender's revolutionary Precision Bass it also a for the first time a illuminates the full scope of its profound ...

Author: Annette Carson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1617744840

Category:

Page: 208

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This book by the founding editor and former publisher of EBass PlayerE magazine not only celebrates the 50-year history of Fender's revolutionary Precision Bass it also a for the first time a illuminates the full scope of its profound impact on music and"
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The Beatles as Musicians

The Beatles as Musicians

Consisting of Hank Marvin ( cherry - red Fender Stratocaster for lead guitar ) , Bruce Welch ( matching Strat for rhythm , though he sometimes played an acoustic for recordings ) , Jet Harris ( salmon pink electric Fender bass ) ...

Author: Associate Professor of Music in Music Theory Walter Everett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195141059

Category: Music

Page: 452

View: 973

This volume is a comprehensive, chronologically-ordered study of every aspect of the musical life of the Beatles - composition, performance, recording and reception histories - from the group's beginnings in 1956 through to 1965.
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60 Years of Fender

60 Years of Fender

The latest addition to Tony Bacon's acclaimed series of guitar books, 60 Years of Fender gives a year-by-year history of the most successful electric guitar maker.

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781476855516

Category: Music

Page: 144

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60 YEARS OF FENDER: SIX DECADES OF THE GREATEST ELECTRIC GUITARS
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Yeah Yeah Yeah The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonc

Yeah  Yeah  Yeah   The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonc

... through British eyes—the impact of Westerns and crime movies on underfed postwar kids mixing with the exoticism of rock 'n' roll's armory; Hank played a Fender Stratocaster, Jet Harris had the first electric bass guitar in Britain.

Author: Bob Stanley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393242706

Category: Music

Page: 640

View: 331

"[Stanley is] as clear-eyed about music as he is crazy in love with it." —Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times A monumental work of musical history, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! traces the story of pop music through songs, bands, musical scenes, and styles from Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock around the Clock” (1954) to Beyoncé’s first megahit, “Crazy in Love” (2003). Bob Stanley—himself a musician, music critic, and fan—teases out the connections and tensions that animated the pop charts for decades, and ranges across the birth of rock, soul, R&B, punk, hip hop, indie, house, techno, and more. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a vital guide to the rich soundtrack of the second half of the twentieth century and a book as much fun to argue with as to quote.
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The Stratocaster Guitar Book

The Stratocaster Guitar Book

Bass combined to establish in the minds of musicians and guitar-makers the idea of the solidbody electric guitar as a ... Up to the start of the 60s it had been virtually impossible for musicians in the UK to buy Fenders, because from ...

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781476855950

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 672

THE STRATOCASTER GUITAR BOOK: A COMPLETE HISTORY OF FENDER'S GREATEST GUITAR
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Canyon of Dreams

Canyon of Dreams

Do you think if I asked him to give me more bass , he would do it ? ' “ The bass was turned up ... The Beatles and I were invited yet prevented from attending due to our celebrated pot busts in Britain , along with The Rolling Stones .

Author: Harvey Kubernik

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402765894

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 300

Traces the musical legacy of the California neighborhood of Laurel Canyon, and the artists who lived there.
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The Beatles Encyclopedia Everything Fab Four

The Beatles Encyclopedia  Everything Fab Four

... with “Twist and Shout” in support of the Rock 'n' Roll Music compilation on June 25, 1976, in the United Kingdom. ... acoustic guitar and six-string Fender bass; Harrison on his Fender Telecaster and Fender Jazz Bass; and McCartney ...

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440844270

Category: Music

Page: 621

View: 835

This condensed paperback encyclopedia documents the enduring cultural impact and musical legacy of the Beatles, providing readers with a one-stop resource to the Fab Four's compelling story and breadth of achievements. • Provides an easy-to-use, single-volume condensed version of the hardcover edition of Greenwood's The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four • Presents expansive, detailed information about the Beatles' lives and their iconic music that secured their place in history • Analyzes the Beatles' body of work, including collective efforts and solo releases, and identifies the significant people, places, and events that impacted their work • Includes a selected bibliography of print and electronic resources that are accessible and useful to students and general readers alike
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Beat Instrumental International Recording

Beat Instrumental   International Recording

Backed by Max Middleton on keyboards , Wilbur Bascombe on bass , and Bernard Purdie on drums , Beck toured the States on ... Britain . Beck refused to live in America and Bogert and Appice could not come to terms with living in Britain ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001993595

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What Goes On

What Goes On

Britain came late to the rock 'n' roll party. ... drums, and bass (electric Fender bass for the Shadows, acoustic string bass for the Crickets), altogether the same onstage lineup that crystallized for the Beatles in the spring of 1961.

Author: Walter Everett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190213183

Category: Music

Page: 288

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In a stretch of just seven years, the Beatles recorded hundreds of songs which tower above those of their worthy peers as both the product of cultural leadership and an artistic reflection of their turbulent age, the1960s. Walter Everett and Tim Riley's What Goes On: The Beatles, Their Music, and Their Time blends historical narrative, musicology, and music analysis to tell the full story of the Beatles and how they redefined pop music. The book traces the Beatles' development chronologically, marking the band's involvement with world events such as the Vietnam War, strides in overcoming racial segregation, gender stereotyping, student demonstrations, and the generation gap. It delves deeply into their body of work, introducing the concepts of musical form, instrumentation, harmonic structure, melodic patterns, and rhythmic devices in a way that is accessible to musicians and non-musicians alike. Close readings of specific songs highlight the tensions between imagination and mechanics, songwriting and technology, and through the book's musical examples, listeners will learn how to develop strategies for creating their own rich interpretations of the potential meanings behind their favorite songs. Videos hosted on the book's companion website offer full definitions and performance demonstrations of all musical concepts discussed in the text, and interactive listening guides illustrate track details in real-time listening. The unique multimedia approach of What Goes On reveals just how great this music was in its own time, and why it remains important today as a body of singular achievement.
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Historical Dictionary of Popular Music

Historical Dictionary of Popular Music

Britain with “Yeh Yeh” (1965), which also made the charts in the United States. ... In 1951, the Fender Precision Bass, the world's first electric bass guitar, was unveiled, and in 1954, the Fender Stratocaster was released.

Author: Norman Abjorensen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538102152

Category: Music

Page: 694

View: 356

The Historical Dictionary of Popular Music contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on major figures across genres, definitions of genres, technical innovations and surveys of countries and regions.
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Please Please Me

Please Please Me

Sixties British Pop, Inside Out Gordon Thompson ... Jones became enamored with the idea of playing the electric bass, and in the early 1960s the most prominent electric bassist in Britain played with the Shadows: “I ... However, Fender ...

Author: Gordon Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199887248

Category: Music

Page: 360

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The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Who, and numerous other groups put Britain at the center of the modern musical map. Please Please Me offers an insider's view of the British pop-music recording industry during the seminal period of 1956 to 1968, based on personal recollections, contemporary accounts, and all relevant data that situate this scene in the economic, political, and social context of postwar Britain. Author Gordon Thompson weaves issues of class, age, professional status, gender, and ethnicity into his narrative, beginning with the rise of British beat groups and the emergence of teenagers as consumers in postwar Britain, and moving into the competition between performers and the recording industry for control over the music. He interviews musicians, songwriters, music directors, and producers and engineers who worked with the best-known performers of the era. Drawing his interpretation of the processes at work during this musical revolution into a wider context, Thompson unravels the musical change and innovation of the time with an eye on understanding what traces individuals leave in the musical and recording process.
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