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The Resource The birth of loud : Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped rock 'n' roll, Ian S. Port

The birth of loud : Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped rock 'n' roll, Ian S. Port

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The birth of loud : Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped rock 'n' roll
Title
The birth of loud
Title remainder
Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped rock 'n' roll
Statement of responsibility
Ian S. Port
Title variation
birth of loud
Title variation remainder
Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped rock n roll
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock 'n' roll--and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender's tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest guitar manufacturer, raced to build a competitive product. The company designed an 'axe' that would make Fender's Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Pau l--whose endorsement Leo Fender had sought--to put his name on it. Thus was born the guitar world's most heated rivalry: Gibson versus Fender, Les versus Leo. While Fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman from rural Orange County, Paul was a brilliant but egomaniacal pop star and guitarist who spent years toying with new musical technologies. Their contest turned into an arms race as the most inventive musicians of the 1950s and 1960s--including bluesman Muddy Waters, rocker Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton--adopted one maker's guitar or another. By the time Jimi Hendrix played 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at Woodstock in 1969 on his Fender Stratocaster, it was clear that electric instruments--Fender or Gibson--had launched music into a radical new age, empowering artists with a vibrancy and volume never before attainable."--Amazon.com
Summary
Chronicles the rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar's sound--Leo Fender and Les Paul--and their competition to convince rock stars like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10748925
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DLC
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Port, Ian S
Dewey number
787.87/190922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1015.G9
LC item number
P66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Fender, Leo
  • Paul, Les
  • Fender, Leo
  • Paul, Les
  • Electric guitar
  • Electric guitar makers
  • Electric guitar
  • Electric guitar makers
  • United States
  • MUSIC / Business Aspects
  • MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Guitar
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Target audience
adult
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Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped rock 'n' roll
Label
The birth of loud : Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped rock 'n' roll, Ian S. Port
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1038021698
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501141652
Lccn
2018024537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1038021698
Label
The birth of loud : Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped rock 'n' roll, Ian S. Port
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1038021698
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501141652
Lccn
2018024537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1038021698

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