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.

2004052220050707

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.

20050707

In 1954, former radio repair man Leo Fender created an instrument that, with its unique cutaway body and tremolo arm, changed the face of popular music.

Hank Marvin, Johnny Marr and Jeff Beck join David Stafford in this tribute.