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"2004 saw the 50th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster guitar. In those 50 years the "Strat" has been in the hands of many great rock stars. This quiz features the stars - the guitar - and the music so-far."
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The audience went wild - the tortured Fender Stratocaster screeched as it was set ablaze on-stage at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Who was responsible for this act of pyromania?
Glam rock star Marc Bolan played a Fender Stratocaster on the seventies hit single "Get It On".
What was the name of the group with whom Marc played?
The stunning Strat featured on the 1958 track "Peggy Sue".
Who sang lead vocal on this rock masterpiece?
A classic pop track featuring the Strat in rather laid-back mode is "Sultans of Swing".
Who played the lead guitar on this exalted tune?
Jimi Hendrix created new playing techniques and guitar sounds - not just strumming the Strat. But, what else was unusual about the way Jimi Hendrix played his Fender Stratocaster?
It only had five strings
It was upside-down
He always wore gloves
He used a gold plectrum
One of the first successful Strat recordings was the legendary track "Blue Suede Shoes".
Who wrote and recorded the original version of this song?
Jerry Lee Lewis
The Fender Stratocaster had an older brother, an electric guitar introduced in 1952.
What was the name of this early Fender model?
Cliff Richard first hit the UK charts with the song "Move It". His backing group on that track later became known as the Shadows, lead by Strat playing Hank B Marvin. But, they had a different name on "Move It".
How did the credits on this 1958 record label read - Cliff Richard and the ______?
At which music festival did Jimi Hendrix give a memorable rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on a solo Fender Stratocaster?
Before he founded Derek and the Dominoes and recorded the hit "Layla", Eric Clapton was part of which of these famous bands?
All of them
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
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