His 'Play in a Day' books sold over 1 million copies. He will be missed!
I have been collecting Bert Weedon 7'' records over the past year after 1st hearing his talented pluckings on British Instrumental compilations. I am gutted he has passed away. He had a good innings though. 91 years is not bad. There are a sadly only a few videos of him on Youtube. Tonight I got out my British Instro 45 box and played a few faves. John Barry 7, Sounds Incorporated, The Tornados, and the twangy,corny, marvelous sound of Bert Weedon OBE. With a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat, I bid thee farewell.
He was up there with the shadows and joe meek!
Some say they learned from his play in A Day book.
You got any Bert!
We had our website front page dedicated solely to "Mr Bertie" (fans of the Basil Brush show will understand this epithet) for a week back in April.
Two previous musicians to so move us on passing on were the late, great Captain Beefheart & the godlike Roland Kirk. Exalted company indeed!