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Bert Weedon dies at 91; guitarist and author of 'Play in a Day' book
Bert Weedon dies at 91; guitarist and author of 'Play in a Day' book

Bert Weedon was a legendary British guitar player who influenced a generation of budding rock stars with his popular "Play in a Day" instructional book. Eric Clapton, Brian May, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison are among those who received help in learning to play the guitar from Weedon's book, which was first published in 1957 and has sold more than 2 million copies. "I wouldn't have felt the urge to press on without the tips and encouragement Bert's book gives you," Clapton once said. "I've never met a player of any consequence that doesn't say the same thing." The death of Weedon at his home in...

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