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Thanks to all our contributors over the years for their wonderful comments.
I first found Bert Weedon back in 1966 when I was only 15 and bought my first guitar. I remember picking the strings and wondering what the heck this instrument was all about. I tried to play it using some chord books I came across, but got nowhere. Then I found "Play In A Day" and the whole world looked very different to me! I knew Bert from the TV shows of the time and always admired the man and his guitar style very much, so I knew this book was going to be good. Within a week I was amazed at how much I had learned from him and I was playing in my first band within 3 months of buying his book. I owe this man so much and never quite felt comfortable about never having had the chance to say thanks! Well, now I have! Bert, you are a wonderful musician and a lovely guy! I never met you in the flesh, but through your book I became a first-rate guitarist, just like you! Thanks for giving me the benefit of your experiences, it is just the most amazing gift I ever had! Oh, please forgive me if I mention that I also used your follow-up book "Play Every Day". These were the two best guitar tutors ever written!
Everything I am today, I am because of you Bert! Love ya!
All the best to you.
Monday, September 26, 2005 at 01:16:58
Hello grandad, I just wanted to say hello. I have missed you very much and hope things are well in England. I hope to hear from you soon. All my love.....Nick
Nicholas Weedon <NickWeedon@hotmail.com>
Kalamazoo, Michigan USA - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 10:44:51
Hi Bert good to see that you keep going
Jim Sharpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nottingham, England - Friday, October 15, 2004 at 12:31:13
- Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 15:23:44
I would hurry home from school to watch & LISTEN to Bert on the old steam T.V. Never could get that great sound out of my head.I play a bit and really love it.It keeps me feeling young.All thanks to Bert Weedon.
O CALLAGHAN <email@example.com>
- Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 18:49:37
i would like to receive newsletters or some more information on bert weeden i think he is great. thankyou for your time
steven howden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
enland - Thursday, September 02, 2004 at 20:40:04
What happened to the Guild then Bert? when I saw you at Matrgate recently you were playing one of the "funny" machines!!! enjoyed the show God Bless R
Roger Allen <email@example.com>
Ramsgate, Kent UK - Friday, August 20, 2004 at 14:41:34
Hi Bert, Hope you are well....I,m 63 now and i,ve been a fan since the fifties.
Nice to contact you
- Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 19:18:59
I LOVE THIS PAGE. PLEASE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
MGBADA JOE ABA NAIJA <MGBADAJOE@ABA.COM>
ABA NAIJA, ABA BENIN - Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 17:03:38
NICKY WEEDON - male - born around 1948 - physically disabled - he attended the Sheiling Curative School - Rudolf Steiner School for children in need of special care - Thornbury Park, Thornbury, Bristol - during the 1960's.
You were friends with my brother MICHAEL OCKENDEN.
Michael is now 55 & happierly married, but he would dearly love news of his old friend.
Can anyone help please?
Contact me at ockie55 at aol . help me find Nicky.
Chris Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org>
UK - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 23:21:48
Dear Bert, great suit! Where did you get it from?
hamish yano and edwin <email@example.com>
london, - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 16:44:12
MR JOHN BRINDLEY WOULD NOT BE THE GUITARIST HE IS TODAY WITHOUT BERT WEEDON.
SEE GUTARIST JOHN BRINDLEY AT FLOORSHAKERS.COM.
Andy Till <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Macclesfield, cheshire England - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 23:41:56
Glad to see Bert's still at it.
Just one question:
How old is Ivy Benson?
Norman Scorbie <email@example.com>
UK - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 15:18:17
This is the"nicest" sound I have heard in a long, long time. I only wish I had heard the music of Bert Weedon many years ago. His music should be made more popular in the states. I'm sure there are many like me who are only now being introduced to this style of music.
I just love the sound of every piece he plays and want to hear more.
Frances Hauser <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 19:02:44
I been looking at your play today the Bert Weedon way Video guitar course it is great. Could you please let me know where I could get your guitar books to buy.
Love from:Wander Woman"Hazel"
Hazel Holman <email@example.com>
Lincoln LN2 2TU, United Kingdom England - Monday, July 26, 2004 at 00:09:53
I been looking at Bert Weedon's guitar course video and I think this video is great I will learn to play the guitar now it seem so easy. Also I would like to buy some of Bert Weedon's guitar books because my grandson would like to play the guitar as well.
Hazel Adriana Holman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lincoln LN2 2TU, United Kingdom England - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 23:43:51
hi bert, just learnt my first tune after 25 years from your 'play in a day' book, can i have my money back? (only joking) any chance of a few personalised picks? - all the best - adey
ramsey huntingdon, uk - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 13:39:10
See my previous visit to your website, re meeting at Cranswick East Yorkshire. The date was between 1963-1968, the name of the pub was "The White Horse" and was run at the time by Babs Aitkin. Do you remember the meeting after the show?
Jim Sharpe <email@example.com>
Nottingham, Notts England - Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 22:16:49
I met you after your gig at Cranswick, East Yorkshire and spent about an hour with you. My mother in law of the time played piano at the pub (name escapes me, but it was the middle one of the three pubs). You were astonished as to how much my wifes sister looked like one of the Beverley Sisters. Had to have a Hofner Commitee after seeing you play and since have had most of the Hofner range at one time or another. Have had most versions of your "Play in a Day" books and still play for my own entertainment aged 63, and sing at odd parties. Biggest regret selling the Hofner Commitee. Good to see you are still around. Do you remember our meeting?
Jim Sharpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nottingham, Notts England - Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 21:39:48
THANKS FOR YOU BOOK. i STARTED GUITAR PLAYING WHEN I WAS 16 YEARS AND STILL PLAYING AT THE AGE OF57 YRS.
BLESS YOU BERT.
Dave West <Davsu17@aol.com>
Milton Keynes, UK - Friday, July 16, 2004 at 10:13:49
You made my childhood special and I have really fond memories.Thanks. Jo.
U.K. - Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 02:50:13
Play in a Day got me off to a great start 32 years ago and I'm still mad on guitar. Thanks Bert.
LONDON, - Friday, July 02, 2004 at 21:34:06
I saw Bert performing in The Alhambra in Dunfermline in the late 50's.I then bought his Play in a Day book.
I'm still playing to this day.
Watty Robertson <email@example.com>
Dunfermline, FIFE SCOTLAND - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 08:04:15
Hello Bert and Maggie.
I learned to play in the late 50's with Play In A Day when I had Scarlet Fever and was confined to home.Then in 1962 you were Top Of The Bill in Eccles, Manchester when I was part of a lowly house band and you kindly let me play 'Ginchy' to open our spot and you left it out of yours. Ever the Gent!
I am Proud to have known you!
I still play, 42 years on.
Ian Plant <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wolverhampton, WestMidlands England - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 16:02:22
Hi Bert, another annual thank you for all the pleasure I've had from the guitar due to your inspiration. Hope you had a good birthday Best wishes
Blackpool, - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 09:34:55
I started listening to Western popular music in 1966 and was introduced to your wonderful guitar usic around that time. May Providence bless you with many more years of active life with music. D. Suresh Kumar, Bangalore, India
D. Suresh Kumar <email@example.com>
Bangalore, Karnataka India - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 08:32:24
My dear Bert,
I was born mid-forties and first 'met' you via the children's program where, as Uncle Bert, you taught Muriel Young and Neville Whiting how to play the guitar. I immediately purchased 'Play In a Day' and still have the actual copy. After I failed to do any good in ATV's New Faces, I found your entry in the Yellow Pages, and called you unexpectedly for some advice. Instead of slamming the phone down on a time-waster, you gave me ten minutes of your valuable time, and even thanked me for calling. Not many of today's so-called stars would have even granted me ten seconds. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart - you have always been a part of me and always will.
God bless from a lifelong fan.
Frederick (Rick) Maskell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pevensey, East Sussex England, UK - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 18:07:58
Many thanks for the YEARS of listening pleasure you have given my family and myself. Best wishes and good luck for the future. From sunny Australia, and we wish you were here!
Tomakin , New South Wales Australia - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 09:49:39
Hi Bert, Having recently found your web site I felt I simply had to write a few words. I have followed you for over forty years and used to come to the recordings of the old Saturday Club on BBC where I met you a few times. I cannot put into words the contribution I feel that you have made to the modern electric guitar and if you had not descided to become a full time musician when you left the forces what a loss it would have been. I include many of your arrangements in my own guitar work and I have still got the Hofner Golden guitar I purchased from Bells in Surbiton when you first played one on TV. Playes horribly but looks wonderful. Thanks again for all you have been to us also ran guitarists (many of whom would never had played if it had not been for your "play in a day" articles) and may you keep going forever.
John Lucas <email@example.com>
Epsom, Great Britain - Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 18:19:51
i have been a fan for too many years to mention! thanks for the pleasure you have given to me over the years with your music. Dave Lyons
david lyons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
guildford, surrey uk - Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 17:13:32
I'm pretty late in making this gesture, but thank you Bert for the simple inspiration from the many kids like me who were born in the mid-forties, and couldn't wait to watch you on those ealry t.v. programes.What a tital wave you started!.....and it's still rolling!!!
Colin Wells <CWStringplucker@aol.com>
Wales - Friday, April 16, 2004 at 11:24:15
My son John asked me what would i like for
christmas . The Very Best of BERT WEEDON
WAS MY REPLY AND THATS WHAT HE GOT ME
THANKYOU BERT FOR THOSE WONDERFUL YEARS
WITH THOSE GUITARS God Bless you& maggie
fareham. hampshire., United Kingdom - Wednesday, April 07, 2004 at 20:03:00
Bert Weedon, inspiration to thousands of guitarists, great entertainer and, in the end, as fine and versatile a musician as you can find. I'm adding a link to here to my own website, if that's OK.
Pete Pointon <email@example.com>
UK - Friday, April 02, 2004 at 16:53:42
Hi bert.play in a day did it for me in 1963,and looking back what an essential and comprehensive tutoral book it was and still is.your the man.best wishes, glyn
glyn knight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
cardiff, south glamorgan - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 17:46:26
I LOVE THIS PAGE. PLEASE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
MGBADA JOE ABA NAIJA <MGBADAJOE@ABA.COM>
ABA,NAIJA, ABA NAIJA - Monday, March 08, 2004 at 17:44:58
Hi Bert and Maggie! Superb website! Just wanted to thank you for your visit to the Warwick Shadows club meeting last weekend - I'm sure I can vouch for all who attended that your magic touched everyone there! I was honoured to play bass guitar for you - we (Ian McCutcheon and the two drummers) thoroughly enjoyed the day!!! Give Max and his wife our best regards!
After listening to me dads best of bertie cd,i managed to source the bert weedons guitar course video based on the play in a day book,and was blown away by berts passion for the guitar and manner in which he shares it with us guitarists! truly captivated.....and always will be. thanks bert!
essex, england - Friday, February 27, 2004 at 23:23:23
I just wanted to see who has my name and say hi to them, so "HI" and all the best that life can bring. lots of love.
Maggie Weedon <email@example.com>
Anaheim, Ca Usa - Friday, February 27, 2004 at 03:39:16
Hi Bert A Happy New Year to you and Maggie. Keep well
Norman Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Blackpool, - Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 10:36:16
It's been a while since we first worked together - Workers Playtime from a factory somewhere in Kent! Me with the Four Ramblers, you with the James Moodie Trio! Good days. You don't look a day older, Bert. Regards Denny
milton keynes, bucks - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 18:41:48
I had the pleasure of speaking to you at MUSIC LIVE 2003 in Birmingham this year.
It must have given you emense satisfaction to see the interest and delight by all the people there, and the realism of how many people your guitar playing has touched.
Keith Gray <email@example.com>
Sheffield, South Yorkshire England - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 20:37:37
could you tell me. I have the same site in Bulgarian language. May I use your content? I am going to translate it and I will put the link on your site
Sophia, nj bulgaria - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 06:12:16
I bought your Play in a Day book in 1962, I seem to be stuck on page 3, can you help please?
Flat Harry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
London, UK - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 20:13:47
Hi There Bert, how r u do diddling? Met you at berkenhampsted just last year!! Such a jollyful and pleasurable evening it was to hear you play and then conversate at such lengths after the event. Regards Berty.
Berty Basset <email@example.com>
LONDON, UK - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 19:14:51
Met you for the second time at the Music Live Show 2003. Great to see you again and I will visit the site regularly.
Eric Kingdon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Warwick, UK - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 09:52:54
The first record I ever bought was Bert Weedon. when I was 11 years old. 26 years later I am chilling at the PC practicing some tunes on my Guitar. and it is all down to Bert - what a man- Merry chritmas
Dunamanagh, Northern Ireland Tyrone - Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 20:21:50
over the years i have always enjoyed playing guitar, now it a great thing to find other guitar players out ther who were brought up on people like bert weedon and hank marvin and the shadows. keep om playing.
england - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 19:39:54
Delighted to have found such a great site.I learned guitar aged 14 from Play In A Day, and now aged 50 am awarding myself a Hofner guitar. Bert and Hank - the inspriation for a generation of Brit guitarists.
David Johnson <email@example.com>
Alton, Hants UK - Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 20:50:01
Hi Bert. well what can i say other than thankyou for the teaching you and many others have assisted me to becomming a great young guitarist at 21 years old.... see you at the Water Rats Ball end of November - i'm the guitarist with the Lonnie Donegan Tribute band
Warren James <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Coventry, West Midlands England - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 19:47:59
I'm 54 now. Istarted learning guitar from you 'Play in a Day' book when I was 12 back in 1961. I turned pro when I was 18, and 36 years later I'm still earning my living playing. (next tour is January 2004 in California).
There must be hundreds of guys like me, still playing, still enjoying the thrill of making music, still rockin'. Thank you for ALL that help down the years.
Newton le Willows, Lancashire UK - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 14:48:16
Hello Mr Weedon
I was the guy with the glasses talking to you outside Boots in Beaconsfield, I passed on your regards to my father who was delighted to hear that I have spoken to you. I think your contribution to the electric guitar can never be over stated, keep on playing and I hope to see you still playing when you are 100 years old. I also admire your modesty after viewing your site which brought a 27 year old guitarist right up to date as to when electric guitar actually started. All guitars players salute you, god bless you!!!!
Alexis Kristyan Fletcher <email@example.com>
UK - Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 13:48:24
Hi Bert,You kindly signed your name on the album "Rockin at the Roundhouse" circa 1970.My brother in law wants to know if there are collectors who may be interested in purchasing it. Any ideas? Thank you for your wonderful music over the years. Best regards Iris Hills
Iris hills <firstname.lastname@example.org>
england - Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 12:13:47
Hi, your site is informative and resourceful
juegos gratis <email@example.com>
USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 06:21:11
I started playing in 1960,and am still playing.I started with your book .But !
Trust me...It takes longer than a day .
chalky white <chalky.white001@ntlworld,com>
- Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 18:56:11
Lutz Eikelmann again, here with my correct URL.
- Tuesday, September 02, 2003 at 19:21:30
I saw you once at Television in a broadcasting about the 1950s featuring Joe Brown, Lonnie Donegan etc.; the broadcasting finish was a musical medley featuring Chas McDevitt followed by a guitar boogie of yours and then Lonnie brought the "battle" to its climax.
Best wishes for you and kind regards,
professional musician & bandleader from Germany; producer of the international Lonnie Donegan tribute-CD 2003/2004
Lutz Eikelmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wetter, Germany - Tuesday, September 02, 2003 at 19:20:01
Hi Bert, Thank you for manyu years of pleasure, I have been a fan since your days with theShow Band and Ciral Staplto. I would listen until you had done your spot then switch off. I also whent to see the film the Show Band made. Thanks again.
London, UK - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 12:13:50
Excellent work, I'm very glad to find it.
Heilbronn, Germany - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 17:46:11
We did bump into one another in 1993 when we were both playing at Butlins Bognor Regis, your show was down stairs & ours up, we were backing Twinkle at the time, and YES I did have your Book Play In A Day not sure if it was the 50s or 60s tho' The Website is very interesting, many thanks for the Book. yours Fly.
Essex England - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 16:17:00
Hi, i have never forgotten meeting you at a variety club meeting. I am proud to be one of a few elite lady barkers. My brother has an angel named Matthew (14 years old)and he is very handsome but shy. His parents are computer intellectuals and a little dull. If they will allow me to seal him away to london during this summer school vacation, i wonder if he could meet you in the hope that you could inspire him to the creative dark side. May happines be by you side alsways.
hugs cathy Whitehead.
cathy whitehead <email@example.com>
London, - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 08:37:38
hi bert i loved your play in a day forget steve vai yngwie malmsteen your the best
- Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 21:04:24
Bert, over thirty years ago I had the pleasure of playing your Guild Manhattan and you asked how I learnt to play. It was through your books Play in a Day and Play Every Day I taught myself back in the late fifties. I have been playing ever since and would like to thank you for 46 years of pleasure. Your signed photograph is still a prized possession and a reminder of the last time we met in 1972. Happy memories and best wishes.
Owen Mayo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Burntwood, Staffs uk - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 14:09:50
I love your music, you are the greatest!
Greetings from Austria!Roland
Austria - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 11:07:37
Great Site.Great Guitarist
Clive Mears <email@example.com>
Reading, England - Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 14:42:58
Great Site great, guitarist,if you carry on practicing Bert! you be better than Joe Brown. Cheers CBM Drummer Reading
clive mears <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reading, England - Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 14:33:36
i too started with your book, and i like probably lots of other guitarists "curse" your name when they cannot play a simple sounding riff, and think why did i ever take up this instrument of torture, and the answer, for the hours and years of pleasure it has given, including some of the more famous musicians a good financial recompense. ps how about coming to the south coast to demonstrate you craft.
graham potter <n/a>
bournemouth, england - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 14:00:25
Excellent site. Keep up the good work.
USA, USA - Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 05:17:34
As a guitar teacher Bert's playing has been an (surprising)inspiration to many of my students. Quality playing is hard to find these days - Thanks!
Richard Batty <email@example.com>
Bury, Huntingdon, Cambrridgeshire England - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 15:47:35
In the late fifties and early sixties as a budding guitarist,one of my school friends was your nephew Tony.I always hoped that one day he would ask me into his house and you would be there,and you would show me all I needed to know,it didn't happen but the hope that it might inspired me to practice and learn so that now at the age of 55 I still may not play as well as you,but I definately enjoy it just as much.You showed the world what a wonderful instrument the guitar is.Thank you.
Michael Bagridge <m,firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wickford, Essex UK - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 00:00:55
I bought your book Learn in a day, was able to play a couple of tunes by the end of the day. :o) My brother is the more talented of us all. email@example.com
Mark Weedon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Warrington, Cheshire England - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 14:50:10
The"Daddy"of Britains Electric Guitarists,a legend only equalled by Chet Atkins. Bought Play in a Day many years ago had a few Electrics since ,currently strumming a Burns Marquee.
Phil Couper <K.couper@ntlworld>
Portsmouth, U.K. - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 09:13:58
Kia Ora Bert. I was born in "Pompey" in 47 and came to Aussie in 67. The first 20 years of my life was influenced by the begining of TV and all the great shows we had as kids. In our early teens we soaked up the early days of "Pop" music and no one was more influential than you Bert. I played and still play a Bass Guitar and I llove my jazz and the blues, thanks Bert for the great times you gave to a whole generation who grew up with your style. Now I live in New Zealand and 'kiwi's' know you well. All the best and Kia ora. Pita March
peter march <email@example.com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 18:39:53
My younger brother inherited the musical talent. He began with Play In A Day.
I went to see you at Hull's New Theatre some years ago and was impressed with your low key entrance. You walked unassumingly on stage carrying a Yamaha amp and a guitar and proceeded to play. The audience was hooked at once. No banks of Vox AC30's for you, eh? I would have loved to have met you after the show but I was ' dissuaded ' from pursuing it.
Take care and keep the music coming.
Graham C. Marshall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kingston upon Hull, England - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 01:43:15
Happy Birthday Bert! All the best!
G L Wilson <email@example.com>
Oxford, UK - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 18:52:08
Best wishes to the man who inspired me to play guitar (& practice every day).
Have a great birthday
Brian E. Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stopsley, Beds England - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 17:44:01
Thanks for being such a great ambassador for the guitar. In this day and age there are not too many true gentlemen. Wishi g you and yours health and happiness on your birthday, which you share with my own dad. Warmest regards, Mark Fahey.
Mark Fahey <email@example.com>
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire England - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 17:32:17
- Friday, May 09, 2003 at 10:23:46
Hi Bert Happy Birthday. Have a good one. They keep rolling round don't they. It doesn't seem five minutes since I was sitting in my bedroom trying to play Nashville Boogie note for note to your record. While I'm on how about having a gig spot on the web site. It would give us fans a chance to see you in person. I was a bit miffed last year when a message was posted on the site from somebody who'd gone to see you in a show at Stockport.I didn't see it advertised and I could have got to that one. It's ages since I saw you at the Grand Theatre be nice to see you again. Anyway thanks again for the hours of pleasure your inspiration has given me. Have a good day.
Norman Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Blackpool, England - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 09:27:14
what a superb performance last night at the playhouse by Bert.enjoyed every second...............
weston-super-mare, somerset united kingdom - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 07:49:22
BEEN A FAN FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER,LOVE YOUR STYLE LOVE YOUR SOUND, GREAT MUSIC TO HEAR AS LONG AS YOUR AROUND.
TONY TYLER <ATIGGERTYLER@AOL.COM>
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 00:00:21
Hi Bert. Do you remember my Dad Laurie Guyatt of Andover if you do and you have any stories please tell all. Hilary
Hilary Guyatt <email@example.com>
Portsmouth, Hampshire England - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 19:13:22
my father in law is mad on bert....but heres my problem. im trying to get a signed personalised picture for him to make his year...can any of yous guys give me some help in tracking my weedon down or how can i contact him to see if its possible to arrange...take care and be seeing yous
near glasgow, scotland - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 19:51:54
Thank you for producing such a down to earth site. As a writer I can tell you are a skilled communicator. Thanks again.
Davenport, New York US - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 21:14:58
Bert, I used your 'play in a day' book. it's fantastic, mines a signed copy so I keep it near all the time
Adam Stafford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Worthing, West Sussex UK - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 17:40:43
Hi!It's a great website! I love your Guitar Boogie, and Ginchy. Regards from north!Rune
Rune Moe <email@example.com>
Gjovik, Oppland Norway - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 11:39:17
Sending love and best wishes your way! God bless you!
Nashville, TN USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 16:05:56
Dear Bert,I'm sorry I killed you off, in my article for andthebeatstillgoeson. I was thinking of Lonnie and had one of those old person thing....brain block. I have admired you for years, and can go back to your, "How to play in a day" featured in the TitBits magazine. Once again I,m sorry for my slip and hope it didn't upset anybody. Yours sincerely.
Wayne Fontana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Glssop, Derbyshire U.K. - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 08:37:05
I am after the, ' Pick a chord, Bert Weedon's short cut guitar guide with instant chord finder' and i cant find it anywhere can someone please help, as my grandfather would really love to have this book, as it was stolen from his library
Stuart Wilson <email@example.com>
Manchester, UK - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 20:53:43
Hi Bert! We last met at my brother's funeral. I love your website and it is good that a person such as yourself should have such a classy website. I have a website now WWW.peterbuddguitar.com and basically I owe it all to you! If I had not learned "guitar boogi shuffle" I would not have joined a group as the lead guitarist in the 50's. Because i knew how to play it and also knowing a C7 chord I was hired on the spot, and of cause living with a brother who was a genious helped quite a bit. So many many thanks for all you've done for us guitarist's. Boy! I'm still wondering about the producer heading on "blue Guitar?" How did a Budd name get on it. All the best. Peter C. Budd.
Peter C. Budd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chicago, Illinois USA - Friday, March 14, 2003 at 01:31:33
hey im related to you sumhow although I'd like to know how. If it's any help my grandad was Sid Weedon. Do you have any idea who I am or who he is? email to the address i left pleasesam holding
sam holding <email@example.com>
england - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 20:57:58
Dear Bert, Many thanks for the years of pleasure that you have given me all because my Dad bought me a £10 acoustic, a plectrum and your Play in a day book.Im 52 now and still playing, mostly for my own enjoyment, but it was you that started the whole thing off for me.Thanks again.
St.Andrews, Fife Scotland - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 00:59:00
Hi i've always appreciated your guitar playing and i still remember your t.v. days with Wally Whyton and Muriel Young and ollie beak & fred barker the puppets
chaz martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
london, uk - Friday, March 07, 2003 at 22:00:46
Hi Bert & Maggie,I met you at the Pipeline Convention a couple of years back when you very kindly signed my 22 Golden Guitar Greats LP sleeve. You started it all for me with that album. Thank you
Tony Hoffman <email@example.com>
York, UK - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 13:36:55
Great web site found almost by accident. Thanks to Bert for being the first influence on me (musically) even now after almost fifty years of playing guitar& banjo I still think back to "the" book and to scribbling down cord shapes which you showed on "Magpie" for friends Keep up the great work
Pete Finucane <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Basingstoke, UK - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 15:26:17
Long may you play, Good Luck
William Degnan <email@example.com>
East Kilbride, - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 16:42:29
i love your hair style, your music. You are a true gentleman guitar hero for me. Long live the king.all the best. Naeem
london, uk - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 15:51:21
I picked up a lot of old LP in a bargain market. There was a LP from BW. I love the instrumental music-the guitar music-I like the BW's way to play music. I found this webpage and I want congratulate BW for his excellent playing. I shall visit soon your site. Bye-bye. Eduardo.
eduardo ibarra s. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
limache, chile - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 04:56:27
I've enjoyed all your recordings since the early 60s. Would love to have all your recordings available in the CD format!
PUAY LIANG, LOW (MICHAEL) <email@example.com>
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE SINGAPORE - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 14:19:31
I've enjoyed all your recordings since the early 60s. Would love to have all your recordings available in the CD format!
PUAY LIANG, LOW (MICHAEL) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE SINGAPORE - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 14:19:30
Been waiting for Bert's site for nearly forty years. Excellent,joy to read.Thank you.
Steve Hodgetts <email@example.com>
Derby, UK - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 20:15:13
Hi Bert i was told in the seventies id got a gig one night, and to go to Burton's brewery in burton upon trent.as a guitarist and drummer i went to play drums that night with my hammond man, i set up my kit and wow there setting up his stuff was my idl, no i cant be. but bert backing you on drums was a pleasure, i was in a daze backing you. i could not make a mistake not with such a pro out front. and i cant read music but you didn't just give me the dots, you asked if i wanted them, my reply was no thanks vie got your play in a day book. i suffered a stroke 6 years ago, and then told id got m/s im in hospital but nothing can take away backing you bert. my answer to people who ask me what was he like, my answer is his fingers are like bees wings. god bless you bert and maggie thanks for the memories, saw you once in payns music shop in coventry years before buying blank paper i had to step back,theres god of the guitar going by.Allen
Allen Parsons <PrsnsAllen@aol.com>
Warwickshire, England - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 15:13:18
I started plying guitar to I believe one of your play in a day recrds back in the early seventys. My son now wishes to play & was looking for your play in a day CD or video...is ti available in the USA.....you have helped many many people start.....hop eyou carry on helping many many more Bert........David
David Bickerdyke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Magnolia, Texas USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 01:42:41
Hey I really like your site. I have found some of the information here
helpfull. Thanks :)
Memphis, TN US - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 03:12:07
Thanks for starting me off 40 years ago! and I'm still at it. Still enjoy my playing. Can't imagine a life without the old guitar!
UK - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 18:08:10
Hello Bert and Maggie, you may not remember me I was a friend of Jim's (Marshall) about 7 years ago. I recommended Bert's book 'play in a day' to a friend and looked on the internet to find it for him and came accross your website. It's fabulous! I work in London now as a Web Developer, a big change from being a barmaid in the Cock Hotel, Stony Stratford. Hope you are both well, and have a wonderful New Yearlove Sian x
Sian Allen <email@example.com>
Milton Keynes, UK - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 13:47:58
I used to play guitar, though not that well, back in the 60's in England where I grew up, and was once the proud owner of a Hofner Committee. I recently bought an acoustic guitar and am trying to teach myself all over again. Anybody know if you can still get the Bert Weedon shaped pick? - I always found it the best shaped pick to usePeter
Peter Harrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mason, Ohio USA - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 21:30:33
Cool website. I've only just heard Bert's music from his inclusion on the 'Best Air Guitar Ever 2' album (I'm more of a metal / nu metaller) but I'll certainly be checking out some more!!! As guitarist myself (albeit a rather poor one!), does anyone know a link where I can get the guitar tab for 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle'. If you do, e-mail me. Thanks.
Workington, England - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 08:43:24
hi there ppl cool site(tho i havnt looked around yet)
Dean Pope <email@example.com>
-, - - - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 19:13:36
hello! i am your cousin donald's granddaughter! thought i would check out this site! bye!
megan weedon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
england - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 19:12:37
- Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 16:38:08
your page is awesome, all the best
- Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 21:53:35
Thanks Bert it is a very clear and userfriendly site I logged on for a friend atwork he is only 20 and never heard of you he is learning the guitar and I am sure your tutor book will be of great help to him keep on playing Ken
Ken Nurney <email@example.com>
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 15:46:47
Friday 8th Novermber 2002.I have just come back from a charity gala in Stockport Manchester (uk) And live on stage was Bert Weedon Playing his Guitar what a man for his age and still playing.Thanks Bert for a grate night. also the Rats and coronation street stars.
Manchester, UK - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 01:02:44
This week we lost a great friend of all guitarists certainly of my generation.Lonnie Donegan. Bert has always been my inspiration and the guitarist who I have always tried to copy. Lonnie however was the one who inspired thousands in this country to actually buy their first guitar learn three chords and skiffle away to their hearts content. We have all followed different players and styles since those days but I'm sure all you other Bert fans will join me in saying thanks and God bless you Lonnie,
norman johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Blackpool, - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 22:07:50
thanks bert you are my homework and this site has help me lots
- Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 18:04:09
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Weedon,I have only recently discovered your excellent official Bert Weedon website, so I thought I would e-mail you and add my name to the multitude of Bert's fans. Belated congratulations to Bert on being awarded the O.B.E.Both my mother, who like Bert is an octogenarian, and myself have enjoyed Bert's music for many years, and we have most of Bert's vinyl albums on the Contour label, although I have yet to buy any CDs. We were privileged to see Bert perform live on one occasion, at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend during the late seventies, although I cannot remember the exact year. I remember that there was a supporting act, a duo called The Symbolics, but of course, it was Bert who had the audience rocking in the aisles!Like many teenagers inspired by Bert and also The Shadows, I dabbled with the electric guitar, although I must admit that my first 'guitar hero' was Wout Steenhuis, the master of the Hawaiian steel guitar, so I started off trying to emulate Mr. Steenhuis, having bought a couple of second-hand steel guitars, but I could never find the correct tuning, and information was very scarce. Unfortunately, I also didn't get around to buying 'Play In A Day', which is why to this day I cannot play guitar (well that's my excuse anyway)!!Best wishes to you both, from two long-standing fans.Bye for now.David and Ivy Hewett
- Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 22:54:35
hi uncel bert and aunty maggie just thought i would leave a nice message to say hi from Roma Matthew and Rebeccap.s mum says how are you
Rebecca Warrillow <email@example.com>
birmingham, uk - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 15:45:10
At the tender young age of 52 I attended my first Bert Weedon concert at The Thameside Theatre in Grays. I have been playing guitar since 17 and still write and record songs about the area in which I live. (South East Essex). These I share mainly with older people who enjoy drawing upon cherished memories.Tonight I have been given a brief insight into a remarkable man and musician and I am can only stand back and admire his talent and enthusiasm for 'living' for his music which he still kindly allows us to share with him.Thank you Bert Weedon for tonight's lesson of your on going love affair with guitar music. I have learnt a lot but realise that there is infinitum riches still to enjoy in coming years that God allows me to enjoy on this wonderful planet of his.Thanks Bert Chris Jones
Chris Jones <JonesPIERTALK@aol.com>
England - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 09:20:00
'Play In A Day'...?! Hello Bert..I want my money back....I still can't play as well as you...!!! You are a true living legend..I really mean that..you were a great inspiration to me when I first picked up a guitar way back in the late 50's...1850's that is Bert!..And many years after I saw you perform in a local club and I was full of admiration for you over the way you handled that guitar and entertained us all..you soon had the place jumping and you are still able to show us aspiring guitarists a few tricks or more...may you continue forever which I'm sure you will..and now it's a great pleasure to be able to say thank you in this way on your own site...I'm so glad you were around when I first picked up a guitar....a true musician and a gentleman..
Adrian Bartholomew <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gosport, Hampshire England - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 16:43:40
Been a fan since the early 60s, and still am, as you are one of the greatest, a true superstar. God Bless you Bert
Cornwall England - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 18:16:29
Hi Bert fantastic Web site ask the people at EMI to release your old recordings as iam still collecting your music .Thanks for some great guitar music.Your fan Ron.
Ronnie Mc Givern <@hotmail.com>
Manchester, - Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 21:17:12
Brilliant music an insperation to me and many others to have a go im still having ago and enjoying it guitar playing that is.CHEERS ALL THE BEST KEEP IT UP .
CREDITON., DEVON ENGLAND - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 22:39:28
Hello Bert. I got your Play in a Day video as a gift when I got my guitar. Just to let you know I am doing my best and your video helps loads but I have very small hands. Never mind I'll get there. Keep up the great work and congratulations on your OBE.Tracy
Glasgow, Scotland - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 18:14:52
Just got a copy of the 45rpm: "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" on Top Rank. Great record. Keep up the good work, Bert.
England - Friday, August 23, 2002 at 09:12:08
Hello Bert,belated congratulations on your 80th,thanks for starting me off with your amazing guitar tutor,learnt all the chords in the back and found I could read chords and play in me dads dance band!If you are playing in the norfolk area if I can get a free night I would like to see you play again but we are all ships that pass in the night in this business!Don Sanford lives in this part of the world now and I have done the odd gig with him,perhaps you remember Don from the 60s anyway hope to see you soon Mick Betts
Mick Betts <musikman@.com>
Norwich, England - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 17:36:33
Dear Bert,I doubt you will remember me, but I visited you at your home in Harrow back in the early 1960's. I was playing lead guitar in those days and our band's drummer, Mick, came with me. You invited us into your home and, with Mick playing "drums" on a matchbox, you gave us a private performance of "Over the Rainbow" on your Guild guitar. I later saw you in 1970 performing in Jersey - a great performance. You played a piece of music which, I believe, involved playing 1000 notes in just a minute or two - one of the fastest pieces I have ever heard. Well, I'm still playing my Stratocaster, but only for my own amusement now. I just wanted to say "Thank You" for your hospitality on our visit to you in the '60s and for the years of enjoyment you have given me in listening to your music. How about a new album??Kind regards,John Larner.
John Larner <email@example.com>
Kingsbridge, Devon UK - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 22:54:17
many thanks for all the great music that you have played over the past years i first heard your music many years ago and have never looked back since thanks again
dave gribble <firstname.lastname@example.org>
penzance, cornwall united kingdom - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 20:56:55
Dear Bert and Maggie, thank you very much for a great time when i visited you with matthew. I had a great day and i hope 2 see you again. thank you also for tuning my guitar, i am very grateful. keep playing guitar, and so will I.David x
London, Surrey England - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 16:40:27
I have enjoyed Burt Weedon's music for many years, ever since my dad played his music when I was young, and I will continue to enjoy his music, Burt Weedon's Guitar playing will Inspire alot of young hopefulls to play, I have had a go at playing the Guitar many years ago, but didn't take it up, but at 32 years old now I just like listering to his music, anyway Thank you Burt Weedon for your great music, and for the excellant website as well and Inspiring alot of young people to play the Guitar.Best wishes.
John Horne <email@example.com>
Chevening, Kent UK - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 10:25:52
Hello Burt Weedon I am only 9 years of age. I still love your music.everybody at lowmownmedows call me burt like your name.I like your play in a day vidio.
William Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Crook , Co Durham United Kingdom - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 21:56:33
Burt Weedon, such an inspiration to anyone learning the guitar! Lent my copy of "play in a day" to someone 20years ago, never got it back. Just bought the video. Wont be lending that out!Regards Alan
Alan Sampson <email@example.com>
Crook, Co Durham United Kingdom - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 17:28:49
HI BERT ENJOYED OUR CHAT AT THE G.O.W.R. TRIBUTE DINNER TO MAX BYGRAVES LAST TUESDAT .NOW YOU PLAY FENDER LETS ORGANISE" AN EVENING WITH BERT WEEDON SHOW" I WILL SPEAK TO MIKE SHEFRAS AT OUR NEXT MEETING.IT WILL BE A SELL OUTVERY BEST REGARDS JOHN
JOHN BROWN /LONDON CHAIRMAN /FENDER CLUB <JOHN.BROWN@FORBESDIRECT.CO.UK>
LONDON, UK - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 12:19:22
Hi Bert,Just found your site on a link from the Water Rats. Just like to say thank you for all the wonderful entertainment you have given us aver the years. Best, John Brennan
John Brennan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Leicestershire UK - Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 11:58:39
Hello Bert. Long time no see, but glad to know you're keeping well. Just browsing a bit of dad's history and came across your site. Whoever would have imagined this as a way of saying hello, all those years ago! Keep well and if you're interested in making another 'dance' album, just let us know. Best wishes to you and your family. from Tommy jr, Philip and Lily Sanderson.
Tommy Sanderson jr <email@example.com>
London, England - Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 10:13:08
You truly taught the world to play; may God be thanked for giving you this great talent, which you now use for so much charitable work. Your wonderful smile helps to brighten so many dull days! Be happy!
Steve George <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Blackpool, UK - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 12:39:47
I am a great fan of yours
kirsty gray <email@example.com>
poland, iowa usa - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 10:41:46
Hello Bert Thankyou very much for the plectrum you donated to our guitar societythe club is attracting players from all over the midlands Regards MALC (Drums)
Malc Phillips <Malcolmp54@aol.com>
Leicester, Leicestershire uk - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 22:34:34
I also bought 'play in a day' many, many years ago along with you picks. Unfortunately they went along with my 'Hofner' when I emigrated to Canad from England in 1972. Congrats of the OBE, you deserve it for the pleasure you have giving over a very long time. Good Health and happiness. Hi, to any of my school friends at Edmonton County Grammar (1957-1962), I used to be known as 'TED' or 'Yul' then, and any of my 'old' teachers!!Truly, Ed
Ed Baxter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
London, Ontario Canada - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 21:21:41
Loved your "play in a day" tutor book. Still trying to complete the exercises after 40 years - its been a long "day" but a great inspiration! I am waiting for book 2!
Peter Davidson <email@example.com>
England - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 16:38:45
ich bin selbst gitarrist seitvielen jahren.ich habe sehr viele aufnahmen vom b.weedon.es fehlen mir noch einige.viele grüsse an ihm!!!!!!!!!!
udo kosemund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
norddeich/ostfriesland, germany - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 15:46:26
Hi Bert. I still have your "Play In a Day" and a Bert Weedon plectrum from 1960 (saved for posterity, of course). My first guitar in that era was a Hofner Verithin which I still have and love. I still recall being inspired by your solo of "Somewhere over the Rainbow" on a kids show that you used to host with Muriel Young. Like many others, may I thank you for getting me started. You're the best.
John Millis <email@example.com>
Boston, Massachusetts USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 19:03:47
Ive just started to discover the exciting world of the guitar and your set of videos (play today the bert weedon way) have already begun to inspire me and i just thought this would be a good time to say thank you.
Sean Lynch <Leftbehind22@hotmail.com>
London, England - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 22:32:17
Bert Weedon - you wrote my life. C F G7 There is a Tavern in the Town. I seem to remember you did Flamenco recordings under a nom de guerre. What did you call yourself and are they available as we speak over the cyber thing. Happy christmas, Merry birthday whatever!
alan whittle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nottingham, England - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 21:23:43
Hello Bert and MaggieHope to see you both next time I'm in Amersham. Love to you both.Martin & Liz Taylor
- Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 14:47:39
Been a fellow player and fan for 20 years - and he's a nice guy if you get to meet him. Bert's pedigree from his session days is as impressive as it gets.Any fellow guitarists wanting to negotiate about records I've got a lot of the older recordings of Bert's on records email at email@example.com
john coxhead <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Derbyshire uk - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 11:37:05
happy birthday from all of us matt roma and becky
matt warrillow <email@example.com>
- Friday, May 10, 2002 at 21:26:00
Happy birthday Bert, Thanks again for your inspiration and the wonderful recordings you've given us all. ( Has anyone ever counted how many different tunes you've recorded, thatwould be an interesting statistic. Do you remember sending me your recording of 'Petite Fleur' all those years ago? well talk about inspiration, Hank Marvin has just recorded it on his new album How about that for influence. Best wishes Norman
Norman Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Blackpool, - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 10:33:45
Back in the mid 70's a "Rock 'n' Roll Revival Show" was organised at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, North London. Top of the bill was Marty Wilde backed by a band called Mahogany. Among the supporting acts was Bert Weedon and Tommy Bruce of which I had the pleasure and privelege of being the drummer behind both artists. I always remember Bert being worried before going on stage. "How do I look boys?" said this little guy in an immaculate stage suit, complete with sparkly bow tie. "Great Bert. You'll knock 'em dead!" said we. Knock 'em dead was an understatement. A bunch of leather-clad rockers stormed the front of the stage and demanded "Guitar Boogie Shuffle". Suffice to say, Bert absolutely stole the show. I've since met Bert again while working at a Pontins Holiday centre (Barton Hall) in Torquay back in 1995 and found him every inch the gentleman that I remembered from the '70's. I'm back in the business myself again, but fronting a band now instead of playing drums, and about to invest in "Play In A Day" in the hope I can add some rhythm to the S:O:S Blues band here in Leicester. Thanks for being part of my history Bert, rock on!
John James <email@example.com>
Leicester, Leicestershire England - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 11:14:49
Dear Grandad, Just wanted to wish you a wonderful birthday. I'm sorry I cannot be with you to celebrate, but I'll be there next year.Send my love to uncle Geoff, Andy, the boys, and everyone else over there.Please tell my dad , mom, and brothers I LOVE THEM VERY MUCH and not to worry about me. I'll make them proud. Much love grandad and nana. Speak to you soon.Love always, N.H. Weedon
Nicholas Herbert Weedon <Weedon@prdigy.net>
Cadillac , Michigan U.S.A - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 15:56:50
Dear BertMany thanks for your 'Play in a Day' book. I learned the guitar 30 years ago using your guide, and since then have enjoyed performing with many local bands in England. Today, I teach pop music (perfromance skills and music business)at a college of FE in Worthing, Sussex.When there was no-one else to teach me, your book - allied to the process of trying to work out hit singles by ear - did the trick in those early years! Thanks again... best wishes,Kevin Moore
kevin moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
worthing, sussex england - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 13:40:11
Cool Stuff! I hope you have a wonderful day. I'm a fan too.....
Los Angeles, CA USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 02:53:38
Dear Grandad Just wanted to send my love and say great job on every aspect of your life.You are a true success. I now see where my dad gets his great qualities. Love you lots. Love you nana. Hope to see you soon. Love Always, Your grandson, Nicholas Herbert Weedon
Nicholas Herbert Weedon <Weedon@prodigy.net>
Cadillac, MI U.S.A - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 16:38:00
DEAR MR BERT WEEDON, I TOOK A PICTURE OF YOU ALSO CLIFF RICHARDS AND ROGER MOOR ANDREW SACKS OUTSIDE THE LONDON PALLADIUM ON TUESDAY NIGHT. I AM A BIG FAN OF YOURS AND I WANT TO PLAY LIKE YOU DO. I WLL KEEP ON TRYING TO PLAY BETTER. I THINK YOU ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD.
Islington, London, - Friday, April 12, 2002 at 15:19:53
Happy Easter 2002 Sorry we can't be with you, but thinking about you. Site is great love the pictures of you accepting your OBE at the Palace. We're all very proud of you. Love from the other Phelan girls. Bet you can't believe that we can use the net!!!! PS Maggie pass this message on to Bert.
Catherine, Mary, Jane and Pauline
- Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 18:27:30
Wonderful site Bert I am nearly 49 years old and I have just bought my first guitar,and I am studying your video which I find most helpful.Thanks for the musicCecil ScottDublinIreland
Cecil Scott <email@example.com>
Dublin, Ireland - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 22:33:31
Great to know you have got the website, would never have known if it hadn't been for the misses. You are without doubt the finest guitarist thats ever lived and I do not know how you can make the guitar sound the way you do. I always think that it must be part of you as I love all types of guitar music, classical, blues etc. but no one and I mean no one can make a guitar sound like you do.All the best.
- Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 21:16:24
I remembering listening to a wonderful sound coming from a public house in Clacton in Essex and realised that it could be the ONE AND ONLY during a period in the 1970's when his talent was hidden by lesser mortals in the 'pop' music business. Fortunately sanity has prevailed and quality has survived the dross in the modern world.
Michael Gardiner <Monochrome Mike@aol.com>
Near Cardiff, Wales - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 17:58:38
I worked with your son Lionel here in Michigan.He talked about you often and it was a delightbeing able to visit your web site.
Diana Ritter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lake City, Michigan USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 19:30:51
Great website! Peter.
Peter C. budd <email@example.com>
Berwyn, Illinois U.S.A. - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 21:25:36
Enjoyed reading about your accomplishments.Look forward to learning from your book.
- Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 17:03:16
"Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy." The Eagles. My favorite quote.
Los Angeles, CA USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 22:40:59
Just wanted to say Hi. I saw you many years ago and have always appreciated your music. I saw a video of you with Mark Knopler more recently. Anyway Best Wishes from Oklahoma, Great Website too!
Brian Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tulsa, Oklahoma USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 22:00:51
Great site Bert.
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 16:13:44
Thankyou for being my inspiration.
you are the King,may you live forever
geoff knnight <email@example.com>
wakefield, united kingdom - Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 07:22:05
Hi bert, just
a point about your old guild guitar, i had one very similar (like
a gibson es330 but with 2 de-armond single coils) i was told that
it was a prototype from boosey and hawkes and used this guitar for
many years. Why did you stop using yours? did the polepieces drop
out like mine?. Isold the guitar many years ago but now i wish i hadnt
since i have aquired 2 new old stock dearmonds with nothing to fit
them on. all the very best
bill brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
pontefract, w.yorks uk - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 16:31:04
Wouldn't you know it another guitarist who started with "Play In A Day"!
All the Best
James Curran <email@example.com>
Glasgow, Strathclyde Scotland - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 18:05:55
Happy new year Bert. Have a good one. How about a follow up to ' Encore ' this year.
All the best.
norman johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Blackpool, england - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 20:30:26
Hello Bert,Iwas happy to find your web site,and have been asked to send greetings and best wishes to you from friends Anita and Gordon from Rustington.Gordon would like to ask if your book "Play in a day"is still available?and if so where could he purchase a copy? please, if you wish could you send details by email to this web address, thank you. Keep rocking Bert and where are you playing next?
Martin Brown <email@example.com>
Rustington, West Sussex England - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 20:17:57
What a nice website. Bert, thanks for everything. I got my first guitar for Christmas in 1957 and along with it a copy of Play In A Day ... and I DID play in a day. That first copy was lost many moons ago so a friend just got me another one on e-Bay for my birthday. It's nice to have it back again and this one will be framed to hang in my den.
All my best wishes.
John Bryce <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 01:11:10
I was delighted to find your website.
In 1978, I sent you two pieces of music which I had written and dedicated to you.
One was called "Weedon's Way" and the other "Force 9". Your response was very kind and complimentary which i very much
As you probably know, a number of famous guitarists have produced CD's with backing tracks on them with the lead part
ommitted e.g. the "Jam with...." series and the "UB Hank...." series.
It would be great if you produced a "Jam with Bert Weedon" CD, in the same way - and also supplied music/tablature for the lead parts. My suggested list would be:
1.Dark Eyes 2.Fury 3.Ginchy 4.Guitar Boogie Shuffle 5.High Stepping 6.Hit & Miss 7.It Happened in Monteray 8. Kisses in Spring 9.Lonely Guitar 10.Lonely Night
11.Poinciana 12.Red Guitar 13.Sorry Robbie
14.12 String Shuffle 15.Teenage Guitar
16.Theme from Limelight
Is it still possible to getmusic to the above pieces?
Tony Szpala <email@example.com>
Ripley, Derbys - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 23:29:08
Congrats on getting the gong!
peter cawthorne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Montreal, Canada - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 18:11:20
When I was very young and living in England, my parents had to play the Dancing Duck to me every night before I would go to sleep. They tell me it was on over and over again most nights in my younger years.
Earlier this year I went back to England and found the 78 record in the loft. I had no idea who recorded it and was amazed when I found it was by Bert Weedon.
As you can guess, the record is now worn out and does not appear to be available on CD.
Firstly, thanks to Bert and Max for giving me such pleasure in my early years (and for driving my parents mad!!)
Secondly, is the Dancing Duck available anywhere in any form??
How about re-releasing it for the new younger generation...
David Aylott <email@example.com>
Elsternwick, Victoria Australia - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 12:44:57
As a young boy my father bought me an LP "22 Golden Greats" ("or at least that is what i think it was called") which was performed in such a way that it had the impact of making me take up the guitar, however I really long for that particular album to be released on CD, IS THIS POSSIBLE ?
I would be the one of the first to purchase this, a guitar enthusiast or a guitar instrumentalist would not want to be without it.
all the best
Chris Watts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Norwich, UK - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 21:58:33
Many of my schoolmates had "Play in a Day" but I remember you from programs such as Tuesday Rendezvous playing "Sorry Johny" and "Rag Doll." Whatever happened to Murial Young?
Very best wishes to you your family!
Vic Tester. <email@example.com>
Rochester, Kent. U.K. - Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 19:19:27
Great to read your web page. Very informative.
I've always admired your skill on the guitar and like most lads in the early sixties I tried to copy your style. Impossible then and certainly impossible now that I am approaching sixty.
Remember 'Workers Playtime' on the'Light Programme' in 1959? I do! That was probably the first time I heard you on the radio.
I was fifteen years old in that year and had just started work in a radio & TV repair shop so there was always a radio playing.
Thanks for giving a lot of people a great deal of pleasure over the years. Well done Bert!
Regards, Bob Howard
Bob Howard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Manchester, UK - Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 23:50:29
Hi its George Townsend from Milton Kynes your No.1 fan. I may be old but I keep on rockin!
George Townsend <email@example.com>
Milton kynes, England - Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 19:16:37
thanks for your fast answer on my e-mail.
I love your music. I hope to find some CD's in Belgium.
Jan Costermans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Merksem, Belgium - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 22:41:52
Since I first heard your guitar on direcTV's musicchoice, I have tried to locate your album on Pickwick. I really enjoy your style. Please keep it up. Thank you for giving the world so much beatiful music.
John Scheidt <email@example.com>
Redding, California USA - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 03:30:19
Since I first heard your guitar on direcTV's musicchoice, I have tried to locate your album on Pickwick. I really enjoy your style. Please keep it up. Thank you for giving the world so much beatiful music.
JKohn Scheidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Redding, California USA - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 03:29:44
My dad told me that you are the greatest guitarist ever. So I listened to some of his old vinyl records. And yes, I agree with him. I just wish that someday I will be able to play that good.
Steven. Aged 10 years.
Steven Simmonds <email@example.com>
Chatham, UK - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 22:58:16
i wish to thank you for all the
music over the years.My wife and i always
listen to your tapes also records.I work
at the Book Academy in Marmion road southsea.We say god bless you & keep on
playing that wonderfull guitar.
from Michael & Edna.
Michael William Horne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
fareham, hampshire/uk uk - Monday, October 01, 2001 at 22:37:08
Hey, this is really cool grandad!
i hope your o.k!
see you soon!
Brighton, England - Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 21:16:27
hey bert ..oh my god this is the best site ever. i love all your music and i just love your video! i think you have style!.. love you all bert fans n bert of course love andrew (smiffy) xxxxx
andrew smith <email@example.com>
manchester, england - Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 07:27:29
Delighted to have found 'Best of the EMI years on CD. Several tracks I hadn't previously got - but (YESSSSSS - at last) - "Can't help falling in love" was included. This may well be one of Bert's simplest recordings from way back - but it's forever up there amongst my lifelong favourites (alongside "Susie Q" by Lonnie Mack and "Out of reach" by Peter Green). Great to continue hearing about you Bert. Congrats on the OBE - but why not the Knighthood? Nevertheless, it was still a great day (for me) when I found the 'EMI' CD in York. On the same day I also found Peter Green's latest recording AND the latest set of Lonnie Mack re-releases. Boy, was that a good day! "Can't help falling in love" was the icing on the cake. Thanks.
Alan Sturgess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gargrave, Near Skipton, North Yorkshire England - Saturday, September 08, 2001 at 17:10:14
Dear Grandad i've only just discovered this site!!! You kept this quiet! You are brilliant, I'm so proud of you.XXXXX
James Weedon SP <email@example.com>
- Saturday, September 08, 2001 at 13:20:03
I've listened to only one audio tape of Bert's for more than 20 years. It gives me comfort and strength to carry on. My father bought the tape in Jedda, Saudi Arabia in 1978. My father died in 1999. I think the tape is part of my father. I'm very delighted to read about Bert on the Internet. By audio tape is "Bert Weedon Blue Echoes" by 747. I'm 37 years old and I still enjoy his music as I did when I was just 17. His music will remain the single most favorite audio tape of my life. Thank you, Bert, for your music.
Minho Jang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seoul, South Korea - Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 13:04:58
Congratulations Bert and Maggie on your life long achievement and utter dedication, inspiration & commitment you have made over the years. My mother is thrilled to bits (Charlette) she has supported you all the way. Thanks for the plectrums, I will mount them on my wall!
Lots of love to you both, Spencer and Alison Roberts and my Mum, Charlette. xxx
Spencer Roberts <email@example.com>
Birmingham, England, - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 15:41:20
HELP - Any Bert fans (or even Bert himself) settle dispute between three old musos- Guitar Boogie a la Bert, As keyboardist I maintain that sequence has to be E E A E B A E - my guitarist pal says that the A chord only happens once and that the sequence is E E A E B E E. My drummer Les Smith backed Bert at OFFERTON PALACE in the late 60's but can't remember ----- Besides he's a drummer!!!!!!!!!!!! Bert - you've 'created a lot of excellent guitarists.- regards Stuart
Stuart Brown - A.K.A. Stuart Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Manchester, UK - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 00:12:55
Hi all, Me and my sister have been looking for the record 12th street rag for years, No-one knew of it or could not remember. Then someone mentioned you and low and behold there it was on your web-site. Just hope i can find it in the shops now. Thankyou and well done.
Debby and Rita <WHITEPAIR@btinternet.com>
Lincolnshire, - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 19:40:17
Hi,I,m in my first band and have just played my first piblic performance at school. Now I know why the teachers call me Bert. May be one day I,ll be as famous as you.
Alex Weedon <email@example.com>
somerset, england - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 10:12:23
Hi Bert, don't know if you'll remember, but we met in the mid 70s at my uncle's place - Cimla Couirt Motel, where you were staying whilst doing a tour of South Wales. I was 14 years old at the time and you took me to see one of your shows. Anyway, congratulations on the 'Gong' and let's see you playing live around the UK soon.
David Gunter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lincoln, Lincs England - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 07:07:53
Congratulations Bert on your OBE It's long overdue nobody deserves it more. You have done so much for the guitar and players, both the star and the amateur like me. You have been a great inspiration to me and thousands of others thanks a million. congratulations again, you're the best
norman johnson <email@example.com>
blackpool, england - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 13:17:02
Congratulations on your OBE we are all so very proud of you.
With Lots of love & good wishes
Roma, Matt & Becky
Birmingham, - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 21:05:38
I didn't actually use Play in A Day when I was learning guitar but I did play 22 Golden Guitar Greats constantly and try to imitate Bert's sound on a nylon strung acoustic!
I was about ten at the time and thought "one day, I'll sound as good as that". I'm 32 now and I'm still playing guitar, although now I have the electric, the amp and all that goes with it.
I dug out "22" recently to listen again and I STILL can't come anywhere near the Weedon sound.
Thanks Bert. As long as there are records/CDs, your magic will give all of us guitarists something to aspire to.
Martin Carroll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
London, England - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 12:13:18
All the words have been used up, how can you be original "Ask Bert",there is only one. I used to think that the guitar must have been surgically implanted on Bert, to play that well you have to ,Eat,Sleep and Live the guitar.
In the 70's we went to see him at our local nightclub, he just stood there and told the audience to shout out songs to him and he would play them.......He did just that for so long we lost track of time, it would be fair to say, the audience ran out of titles before bert ran out of playing.
Great site and tribute to one of Englands finest and long may he continue.
Best wishes and Thanks.
Roger Smith <email@example.com>
HEREFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE United Kingdom - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 19:03:39
we are normal and we dig bert weedon
bill donaldson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
galveston, texas USA - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 13:37:07
Hello Bert, just signed on to wish you a happy birthday,
very best wishes to you and Maggie,
Kenny Tosh, Belfast Citybeat 96.7FM
Kenny Tosh <email@example.com>
Belfast, N.Ireland - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 02:05:09
Just discovered your official website. I'm boning up on "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" as on 16 June in Liverpool (Paul McCartney's Birthday) I am hoping to play it with Len Garry and Colin Hanton from John Lennon's Original Quarrymen, at the New Clubmoor Hall. This was the place where Paul made his first appearance with the Quarrymen, (he replaced me a few weeks before, I was a banjo picker then, they didn't go too well in rock groups). Legend has it that Paul tried to play "Guitar Boogie" but made a bit of a mess of it, so I'll be trying to get it right on the night.
Thanks for a lifetime of great pickin'
Rod Davis - John Lennon's Original Quarrymen
Rod Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Uxbridge, Middx England - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 10:46:50
Thank you, Bert, for "Play In A Day". When I got started in mid 1950s that's all there was and it worked! I still play (now in a Big Band) - so thank you again. Jeremy
Jeremy Lucas <email@example.com>
UK - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 18:56:24
Quite a few years have passed since you were kind enough to let me have Petite Fleur. I still play it. Encore was a brill tape. Have a great day on your 8oth Happy Birthday. from Norman your biggest fan from the days when I sat on my bed practising Nashville Boogie and Ginchy till I got them note perfect. Settle for Feelings now though,something slower thenks to old friend Arthur ritis.
Once again Happy Birthday. Have a good one
Norman Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 09:54:44
HELLO FELLOW WEEDIES: I READ THE BOOK MANY YEARS AGO BUT I DIDN'T TAKE IT IN. MANY YEARS HAVE PASSED AND I WANT TO PLAY THE GUITAR AGAIN. IF THERE IS ANY PERSON IN MY AREA, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU....
REGARDING THE WEBSITE: IT IS NOTHING SHORT OF WHAT THE GREAT MAN DESERVES, HE WAS, IS AND ALWAYS BE THE god OF ALL WOULD BE GUITAR PLAYER'S....GOOD LUCK TO YOU "BERT" AND TO ALL OF YOUR FANS.....TAKE CARE, GOD BLESS, .....DICK THE DAB.....
RICHARD JAMES LANGAN. <DICKTHEDAB@HOTMAIL.COM>
GILLINGHAM, KENT ENGLAND - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 21:36:43
Dear Mr Weedon,
Its great to find you on the web!!
I`v managed to see you perform 3 times in total, the last being within the past few years at "Warners Bod/Castle" where you were kind enough to chat to me for a while backstage. As a 45 year old guitarist I must confess that you were the person who started it for me!I still have the original books 1&2 play in a day. Its great to see a web site, I`ve been looking for a long time! I know you`ve probably heard it all before but I`m going to say it anyway...Your cd`s sound as good as ever, I`m still trying to borrow a record deck to put your LP`s on minidisc. One of my favourite tracks is "Blue Echoes" from the album of the same name, which I am shortly going to work out myself hopefully soon.Is it possible to purchase music/tab for this?
Thanks for just being "Bert Weedon" I would love to have just 1 percentage of your playing experience with all those stars over the years it must be great.
I shall constantly check this site for further info.
Nigel Bayliss <email@example.com>
Shropshire UK - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 22:36:39
I am 55 followed you since 60s you were and still are the best. Heard you on local radio, you were great. God bless
Cliff Congrave <Cliffcongrave@AOL.COM>
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 19:42:42
play in a day book was the first book i bought. I never made a Bert Weeden,but it has given me a lot of pleasure over the years. Thanks Bert
- Friday, April 27, 2001 at 20:16:48
Bert Weedon is the best. Since I heard his
guitar boogie shuffle first time he has been my favorite.
Dagur Jonsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
220 Hafnarfjordur, Iceland - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 20:58:42
Brilliant site! Bert is a genius, his play in day book and video is inspirational.
All the best
Nick Fletcher <email@example.com>
York, North Yorkshire UK - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 10:54:44
Just sitting here, chatting with your Matt. He directed me to this site and I have to say it is not bad.
You will have to fix your multimedia section mind as it keeps buffering and the video is not playable.
Rest of the site is great though!
All the best
Solihull, England - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 10:37:51
I want to say hello and thanks for getting me started as a guitarist back in the early '80's with Play in a Day. I can vividly remember struggling with Bobby Shaftoe! Now I am a musical partner of Spencer Roberts, so you have been influential in ensuring that I continue to associate with friends at a musical level.
andy davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Birmingham, England - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 22:00:32
Hi Bert I don`t play as well as you but I do share your Birthday 10th May 1948 and remember you on 'Tuesday Rendezvous' with Ollie Beak!..Have a Happy Birthday...TaT (Chris)
Chris (Tatty) Partridge <email@example.com>
Chester, Great Britain - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 21:05:15
Hi Bert Weedon fans! If anyone out there has a copy of "Play in a Day" they would like to sell(or knows where I could get one),I would love to hear from you.Thanks!!!
Charles Becker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 20:58:21
Hi Bert and Hi Maggie,
It was again, a real, real pleasure to meet you both on Saturday night at our Uncle Nige's 60th. We look forward to meeting you again someday!
Best wishes, Spencer and Alison Roberts. xxx
Spencer & Alison Roberts <email@example.com>
Birmingham, England - Monday, April 09, 2001 at 20:57:16
I've been a fan since getting "Play in A Day" in about 1962,buying "Sorry Robbie" on Top Ramn and sitting in front of the TV with my guitar trying to play the chords you were teaching! I remember writing to you shortly afterwards and be really surpised and pleaased when you sent me a signed photo and an autograph. I met you at a concert in the late 80's and had a nice chat. Keep up the good work and look after yourself.
RUNCORN, CHESHIRE UK - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 12:29:29
What a wonderful
site. Nice to see that your music still goes on.
Willington, Bedfordshire England - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 09:56:08
Thought I say hello and ask you to get the Rats to load there site with these great photos and more.
Its good to see my old man ( Len Lowe ) presiding over things in the pics.
I will email you now I have your details.
Pass on my best wishes to Uncle Don and I hope you and Maggie are keeping well.
Oh.....Yes your most promising pupil is still playing!
Bob Smoothey a.k.a. Robert Lowe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 00:02:54
Hiya Bert & Maggie
Sent you an E-mail but couldnt leave without signing your guest book. wonderful site, brilliant.
This guy puts the M in music, the G in genious, and the P in popularity.
I wish you well and your dear wife Maggie.
Love you loads
p.s. Do you remember those EGGS???
Linda Goodman <Bunchies@btinternet.com>
Gillingham, England - Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 22:56:26
Hi Bert and Maggie
As usual - as soon as I ask you to do a charity show for me - you agree. Thank you so much - and look forward to you joining a bunch of your Brothers on the legendary Cromer Pier, Norfolk, for our Water Rats Gala Show on Sunday August 12th.
By the way - Great site, Great guitarist, Great to call you both my friends.
Fran too sends her love.
Fraternally - Past Prince Keith
Brother Water Rat Keith Simmons
- Monday, March 19, 2001 at 10:10:09
Bert you are a true role model for any young guitarist and you have been for me, I have bought your book and it is truely great. You are the man that encouraged me to pick up my dads guitar and start to play. It has been going realy for 2 years, and your grandson (matt)looks like he's followingin your footsteps.
yours sincerely Bryn Jones
Bryn Jones <email@example.com>
exeter, england - Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 20:22:25
Bert you are a true role model for any young guitarist and you have been for me, I have bought your book and it is truely great. Yuo are the man that encouraged me to pick up my dads guitar and start to play. It has been going realy for 2 years, and your grandson (matt)looks like he's followingin your footsteps.
yours sincerely Bryn Jones
Bryn Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
exeter, england - Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 20:21:35
Sorry Bert, I wrote that last letter after I had a couple of drinks.I did mean all the things I said, but maybe I didn't write it very well!All the best!
Grantown on spey, - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 01:50:19
Hi Bert and Maggie,
I visited your site a couple of weeks ago and sent a message to Maggie’s E-Mail address inquiring about “BERT WEEDON PLAYS JIM REEVES” not realising that “Maggie” was actually Maggie Weedon! I was completely floored when I received an E-mail back from Bert himself!
In 1974 I started tinkering with a little “plastic fretted” guitar that had been in the house for a couple of years, (when I was 12 years old), and after a couple of weeks went out and bought your “play in a day” tutor, and then the fingerboard started making a lot more sense. Then I got curious about what this guy sounded like, so I went out and bought your “BERT WEEDON PLAYES JIM REEVES” record, and I must tell you that after hearing the magic of the sound of your guitar and the whole production, all I wanted to do was to get that sound! I have often said to friends that that record is my all time favourite recording. I played it a few years ago on my friends record player and I had shivers running up the back of my neck and tears in my eyes (and I’m not really a soppy kind of guy).In 1975 I happened to stumble across the original single of guitar boogie shuffle with “Berts boogie” on the B side in my friends uncles cupboard, and spent many exiting weeks learning to play both by ear.
I must thank you for the years of pleasure your records have given me, And also for taking the time to reply to me. (a mere mortal) I look forward to more releases from your back catalogue!
Alfie Mcquade <email@example.com>
Grantown on Spey, Morayshire Scotland - Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 01:38:42
i ahve been a fan of bertweedon for many years and have had a photo taken with him which is very special to me
cardiff, wales s glam - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 14:00:22
Sorry but the link to the Out and About site on the last message did not work. Hopefully this one will. Why not pay us a visit and leave a message in our Guest Book? - Alan Dansey
Out and About <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dunton, Beds UK - Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 17:28:00
Hi Bert. I was looking for Roy Hudd really but the search engine took me here!Roy was on the John Pilgrim Out and About programme on BBC local radio recently. I don't remember any mention of Water Rats so he had better come back and explain unless you want to. Will give you a link on our site anyway - Alan
Alan Dansey <email@example.com>
Dunton, Beds UK - Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 17:22:30
It's really nice to have the chance to say "Thank you" for giving me much pleasure in listening to your music in my younger days (the 1960s!). Whenever I play your releases of that era it brings back many happy memories. Congratulations on the big 80 and may I wish you good luck and happiness in everything you do.
ALAN STOKES (16/02/2001)
Alan Stokes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Colchester, Essex England - Friday, February 16, 2001 at 23:47:58
Seeing you on 5 o'clock club in the early 60s inspired me to buy Play in a Day and I've been playing ever since.
Jim Tidmarsh <email@example.com>
UK - Friday, February 16, 2001 at 17:13:48
you are a god in my eyes, god bless you!
Colin Pheasant <Pheasant@family188.freeserve.co.uk>
- Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 23:40:52
Hello Bert 10th February, 2001
I guess you will be more than a little surprised to hear from me after 50 years! Sorting some photo's and looking at one you gave to me as your student, in 1944, prompted me to try to locate you via the Internet. (Copy of Photo is attached) After a few trial combinations I was delighted to see that you had a web site & even better, an Email address. Ah! The wonders of modern technology! I have thought of you very many times over the years, but I had no way of contacting you (I believe the last address I had was at Wembley)
Someone told me you lived in Buckinghamshire and as I spend most of the summer living on board a cabin cruiser moored at Harleyford, near Marlow, maybe if you have an hour to spare you would like to pop in to see us and kick over the traces. Or, should you be in the Cotswolds, you would of course be most welcome to call in here.
. You may be interested to know that I still have the Guitar made for me by Jack Abbott in 1944 and fondly remember the days you & I visited his workshop to see it being built.
I do hope we may see you in the warmer weather. Meantime, perhaps you could drop me an Email and let me know how you are keeping?
Sincerest best wishes from Harry Shearman
Harry Shearman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire England - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 00:12:07
I grew up listening to you and Hank Marvin and marvelled at your skills. I play guitar now and I get a great kick out of guitar boogie shuffle and such like. Please keep inspiring the uneducated in a hope that one day everyone will appreciate the guitar sound.
Bye for now
Alexander Craig <ACraig4678@aol.com>
INVERNESS, SCOTLAND - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 09:04:36
I USED TO LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC ON CHICAGO STATION...HAVE SEARCHED FOR "Breaking up is Hard to do"...can you tell me where I can get CD, album whatever, with that song..love all your music & would like to buy more...thanks.
HELEN AGNESS <Hjra@aol.com>
RUSSELLVILLE, AL USA - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 06:20:45
Thanks for all the enjoyment you have given me. I grew up with Bert Weedons music and have used it as an inspiration for my guitar lessons.
Paul Biggs <paulbiggs~cableinet.co.uk>
Gloucester, UK - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 10:08:25
hi, bert and maggie
i have just come online today and found your site. regards and best wishes from
cha, ann and kate. (nigel roberts family)
stafford, england - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 17:19:45
Great website for a great guitar hero. I've got the book, though it took me more than a day to learn some of the chords, in fact some say I'm still learning the chords.
Andy Lucas <email@example.com>
Swansea, U.K. - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 21:43:11
One of my proudest possessions is a letter and photo you sent me by way of a reply to my letter to Warwick Records praising 22 Golden Guitar Greats. My copy is worn out now - any chance it might appear on CD? I hope it will. I have the Sovereign CD and the MFP 35 track cassette, and wish there was more vintage Weedon available on CD. You were ahead of the times, Bert, and a role-model to thousands of aspiring (or should that be perspiring?) guitarists like me who wondered how you could make it sound so easy.
God bless you and thank you for the pleasure your music has given me ever since I first heard you on (gulp!) Workers Playtime in the 50s when I was still at junior school!
All the best,
Les Collinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Darwen, Lancs UK - Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 23:46:20
Anyone else, like Gary, wanting 'Ghost Train' - try to find a 1997 called 'Bert Weedon, Mr Guitar'. Sovereign 7243 8 59081 25, released 1997. I found it not long ago - new, so it should still be on sale. Plenty of great Bert tracks - including my favourite, "12 string shuffle". (Shame they didn't also include the B side, 'Colour him folky') Go on Bert - record some more acoustic tracks . . . Don't let 'shuffle' and 'folky' be your only excursions into 12 string playing.
Alan Sturgess <email@example.com>
Gargrave, North Yorkshire (UK) - Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 20:53:00
Hello all, One of the most important songs from my childhood was Ghost Train, it eventually influenced my guitar style. I havn`t heard it for over 25 years and I`ve been looking for it for just as long. Can anybody direct me to it, or can you email it to me? Many thanks in anticipation, Gary.
Gary Prestwich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Blackpool, Lancashire England - Monday, January 01, 2001 at 18:56:20
Greeting to Bert
Great to see this site.
Many thanks to you for your inspiration to play the Guitar and get better with practice.
I have been pleased to meet you on many occasions.
Best Wishes: Brian E Clark (the Basement Band & friends)
Brian E Clark <Brian.E.Clark@ntlworld.com>
Stopsley , Luton,, England - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 15:16:19
Like many others in my native England, I got my start in guitar-playing largely due to 'Play in a day'. I have been a guitar-teacher off and on for many years and have played in bar bands on a full and part-time basis. Thank-you, Bert!
Lyndon Bournon <email@example.com>
Brandon, Manitoba Canada - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 00:12:58
Many thanks, Bert! For years people have asked me "Any relation to Bert Weedon?" In fact I had not heard much of your music until recently, and could not comment (although I used to have a copy of 'Play in a Day').
Having heard more of your music recently, and witnessed through your (excellent!) site the influence you have had (and will continue to have) on others, I must congratulate you!
Keep the good work going! You've made another fan...
Kevin Weedon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nottingham, UK - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 18:11:25
Dear Maggie and Bert,
Just to wish you both a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2001,From Carol and I. Hope to see you back over here in Belfast soon.
God bless, Kenny
Kenny Tosh <email@example.com>
Belfast, - Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 06:42:24
Dear Bert & Maggie,
Many congratulations on an excellent web-site. I founded the Duane Eddy Circle many years ago and it is still going strong.
I came to see you at The Stables, Wavendon some years ago and sent you the photos you may remember. What a night that was!
I noticed from the superb discography that there are several singles which have still to find release on CD. Is there any chance of these being released? I'd love to hear them.
Thank you for all the great music you have given us all these years - I'm sure we don't deserve you!
Take great care
Mike Richards <firstname.lastname@example.org>
England - Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 05:35:37
Just popped in to say hello and well done!
Gloria & Alan Mead <email@example.com>
Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 8AS England - Saturday, December 02, 2000 at 12:25:28
Hello Bert and Maggie
Wonderful website for a wonderful talent.Guitar bacame my life because of you Bert. Keep on rocking.Love to all.
sean flanagan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
funchal, madeira Portugal - Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 14:09:10
I am a life long fan of Bert and wish that I could emulate such fantastic sounds
Bert - Visit Cornwall Please!
Trevor Huntley <Huntley43@supaserve>
Falmouth, Cornwall UK - Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 23:30:07
Hi Bert and Maggie. You're costing me money again Bert. Last time in 1964 I paid out 2/6d for "Play In A Day" and it took more than one!! (so I'd like a refund) and now, having been without a guitar for several years; after meeting you and Maggie at the Gala in London last Saturday - I've gone out and bought a Strat & Vox - thanks a lot! Website brilliant. Downloads great fun. I hear you still play an hour each day...keep practising...you'll get the hang of it.
Warmest wishes and thanks.
Paul Lawrence <email@example.com>
Knutsford, Cheshire England - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 19:58:56
Like others I started with "Play in a day" and have had a lifetime of pleasure playing the guitar, at one time professionally with a country band called "Butterfield Express" as wel as many local bands on a semipro basis. Thanks Bert for the encouragement and the music. May you continue for many years to come.
Terence Brackstone (Thatch Blackstone) <Tebra@tebra.freeserve.co.uk>
Poole , Dorset UK - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 20:17:54
Thanks a million BERT WEEDON. I bought your 'Play In A Day' book back in the very early 60's. Being 'thick' it took me a couple of days before I could play any Buddy Holly or Elvis Numbers.
IF, and I say IF, you should take a look at our site (http://www.the-raiders.co.uk)
the faces on the site should be familiar to you...we Gigged at Haven with you on more than one occasion. I owe you a debt I could never repay...although I did drive my Mum 'Up The Wall' (in the early days) with my 'Wrong Chords'. But I got the hang of it.
I would dearly love ot hear from you...
Our pathes crossed way back in 1963 when you were living in 'The Mansions'.
Lance Nicholson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
London, - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 01:19:51
Hi - My dad is Bill Davies, with whom I believe Bert used to place halfpennies on tram lines to convert them to pennies! Is this true? All the best, Kay.
Kay Lockie <email@example.com>
Amersham, Bucks England - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 17:24:22
Just popped in to the site to take a peek, VERY impressed! Well done Maggie.
Love to Bert.
Boo & Phil Mead <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Amersham, Bucks UK - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 08:56:06
Bert and Maggie, really delighted to have met you while you were herein Belfast, what a great show! I hope the next show will be here agsin soon, Keep 'em Rockin' Bert!
God bless you both.
Kenny Tosh <email@example.com>
Belfast, - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 14:51:00
If only I had a pound for every time I was asked if I was related to Bert! I am related vaguely. I believe my grandfather (James Weedon of Romsey,England, now deceased) was Bert's cousin. Of course, when I pick up my acoustic guitar people expect something special. If only it was hereditary!
Neil Weedon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands England - Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 20:21:40
Dear Bert, Just heard you on Radio 2 with Ed Stuart, so I thought that I would look you up on the Web. Great site, and a fitting tribute to the one who inspired so many of us!
I still have (38 years later!) "Play in a Day", which was actually signed by you when you played in a Bedford Nightclub where I was a barman! Best wishes!
John Harvey <email@example.com>
Llanfair Caereinion, Powys Wales - Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 17:17:36
Great site, delighted to see one dedicated to Bert and his amazing achievements. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to interview Bert three years ago for a series I was doing for BBC Local Radio and he was very easy to talk to, and gave a fantastic interview. Best wishes to Bert, family and all those at the official website. Keep rocking! from Matthew Shepherd
Matthew Shepherd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Truro, Cornwall England - Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 17:46:52
12 string shuffle - still one of my all time favourites, Bert. (I wish you'd record more acoustic music). I've been a fan since I bought me first ever 45rpm single as a pimply, scrub-kneed lad . . . 12th Street Rag. And I've STILL got it!!! My tastes have grown over the years - spanning Joe Satriania, Lonnie Mack, Wes Montgomery and stacks of others. But you're still up there with them, Bert. I still buy every CD compilation that I come across in markets and shops. It's time there was a full retrospective of your work and influence. Keep rockin'
Alan Sturgess <email@example.com>
Gargrave, Near Skipton, North Yorkshire UK - Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 14:06:02
Well done Pop I learned things I didn't know about you, just kidding. Love You. Lionel, Lori, Colin and Jeremy Weedon
Lionel Weedon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cadillac, Michigan United States - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 04:22:13
Dear Bert, Glad to see a site dedicated to you! About time! It is wonderfully designed and it keeps me coming back for more! Best Wishes Spencer, (Nigels nephew)
Spencer Roberts <email@example.com>
Birmingham, - Friday, August 04, 2000 at 22:55:03
Thanks Bert, for "22 golden guitar greats" album and "play in a day" book !!! both inspired me to continue learning to play when I was about to give up. Keep up the good work.
marty valentine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
swansea, united kingdom - Wednesday, August 02, 2000 at 20:55:00
Well, Bert, I heard you play and took up magic . Just kidding. Great site. Brother Water Rat Paul Daniels.
Paul Daniels <Pauldaniels2000@hotmail.com>
Reading, Berkshire UK - Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 15:39:15
God bless you, Bert, for what you've done for guitarists - including myself. At nearly sixty (a mere lad!) my guitar-playing gave me another career when I was made redundant. Now I gig 4-5 times a week. I've a lot to thank you (and PLAY IN A DAY) for. Keep it up...
George Hill <email@example.com>
AYLESBURY, Bucks United Kingdom - Friday, July 28, 2000 at 11:42:02
Very interesting site, well done!
York, England - Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 19:09:40
Great website. Very informative and VERY interesting. Take care.
Brother Water Rat
David Capri <Sonjump@aol.com>
London, UK - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 19:56:39
Very informative and well designed site, we send best wishes from your friends at the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund
Ray Donn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Twickenham, UK - Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 19:50:44
Congratulations on the site to dear Bert and Maggie! This is a terrific tribute to a brilliant musician, great showman and tireless worker for good causes. May you boogi-shuffle on for another 80 years! Love from Ian and Bev
Ian Freeman <email@example.com>
London, England - Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 16:39:28
My brother introduced me to your music when I was only 8 or 9. the wonderful sounds you produce from a simple guitar still enthral me every time I listen to your music. Now in my fifties I thank you for the considerable pleasure and inspiration you have given me.Long may you continue. Bert truly is Mr. Guitar.
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan Wales - Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 16:00:22