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

Port, Ian S. (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781501141652
  • ISBN: 1501141651
  • ISBN: 9781501141737
  • ISBN: 1501141732
  • Physical Description: ix, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"The electric guitar spelled money" -- "He's the reason you can hear us tonight" -- "That's not Les Paul" -- "I'm gonna do something about it" -- "You say you can make anything. Right?" -- "All hell broke loose" -- A "newfangled guitar" -- "Point it toward my belly button, so I can play" -- "We perform like we're singing in the bathtub" -- "If Leo misses the boat now I will never forgive him" -- "The time when it will be delivered is indefinite" -- "Guess I shouldn't have fought you so long about releasing this" -- "If you don't do something, Fender is going to rule the world" -- "Like a surging undertow" -- "Dim lights, thick smoke, and loud, loud music" -- "Les has actually made a new instrument!" -- "He doesn't like to get involved with things that are unpleasant" -- "Why don't you ask for the moon?" -- "Let's try this again" -- "We had no idea that 'Maybellene' was recorded by a niggra man" -- "Two donkeys on each end of a rope, pulling in opposite directions" -- "If we're going over well, our guitars weigh less than a feather" -- "I realized it was all over for musicians like me" -- "Why do you have to play so loud?" -- "You won't part with yours either" -- "I just don't understand him at all" -- "Where you going, Leo?" -- "Prone to loose talk" -- "That man just done wiped you up" -- "I can't believe I have to play this shit" -- "It's a Rickenbacker" -- "I'd broken my cardinal rule" -- "He is clearly not growth-minded" -- "Which is worth more?" -- "I thought Dylan was abandoning us" -- "Give God what he wants" -- "It is a giant step" -- "I don't have my own guitar" -- "From completely different angles" -- "Here was the real thing" -- "The guitars nowadays play just as good" -- "You finally heard what that song was about."
Summary, etc.:
A riveting saga in the history of rock 'n' roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar's amplified sound--Leo Fender and Les Paul--and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built.
Subject: Fender, Leo, 1909-1991.
Paul, Les.
Electric guitar > History.
Electric guitar makers > United States.
United States.
MUSIC / Business Aspects.
MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Guitar.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.

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