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Kanada Kev
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Did anyone see this at the Toronto Film Fest? Looks like it's pretty cool:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/neal-rodriguez/the-history-of-the-electr_b_229119.html

The History of the Electric Guitar as Seen by 3 Rock Legends

"The earliest documented performance with an electrically amplified guitar was in 1932," according to Wikipedia. The electric guitar was used by Hawaiian Style musicians. George Barnes reportedly recorded the first 2 songs with the electric guitar in 1938.

Now, Rock 'N' Roll without the electric guitar, is a folk song; slap a banjo on your knee and rock with a toothless hockey player on the harmonica. Howstuffworks calls it the best thing since the incandescent light bulb.

In It Might Get Loud -- a documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three rock legends, Jack White, the lead vocalist for The White Stripes; The Edge, guitarist for the Irish rock band U2; Jimmy Page, co-founder of the English rock band Led Zeppelin; give accounts of their lives mastering the electric guitar.

Jack White makes a one-string electric guitar from a board, a pick-up and Coke bottle in the film. Jimmy Page wrote a new song for the documentary. And the Edge is featured arranging his song "Get on Your Boots."

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