Fender Heaven

Fifty years ago, Leo Fender created an electric guitar which changed the face of popular music.

In this programme, David Stafford tells the intriguing story of Leo Fender's invention, analyses why it rose into one of the great symbols of modern America, and looks at its sociological importance.

Stars including Dave Gilmour, Joan Armatrading, Johnny Marr, Jeff Beck and Hank Marvin joind David in this birthday tribute.

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Fifty years ago, Leo Fender created an electric guitar which changed the face of popular music.

In this programme, David Stafford tells the intriguing story of Leo Fender's invention, analyses why it rose into one of the great symbols of modern America, and looks at its sociological importance.

Stars including Dave Gilmour, Joan Armatrading, Johnny Marr, Jeff Beck and Hank Marvin joind David in this birthday tribute.