ISBN: 978-0-85716-000-3
Price: £24.99
Format: Hardback
Size: 250mm x 200mm
Extent: 296pp
Illustrations: 68 colour & 239 b/w
Music: History

British Rock Guitar:
The First 50 years, the Musicians and their Stories
Mo Foster

The guitar has become the most emotive musical instrument of the last 50 years of rock and roll. From the early days when wannabee stars fashioned home made guitars out of
old tea chests, to today’s sophisticated instruments the impact has been phenomenal.

Drawing on his own recollections and those of some of the greatest exponents of the rock guitar, from Hank Marvin to Eric Clapton and Brian May, Mo Foster has written the definitive history of the importance of the guitar in the development of British music over the last 50 years.

A renowned bass player, Mo Foster has played with the greats and with their backing and memories has written an insightful, yet passionate and very humorous book.

The Author

Mo Foster's career as a renowned and prestigious contemporary bass player has spanned over 40 years. He is now established as a top session musician, solo artist, producer, composer, and now author. Among the hundreds of artists with whom he has recorded or toured are Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Brian May, Ringo Starr, Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty, Frida (ABBA), Van Morrison, Cliff Richard, Gary Moore, Hank Marvin, Roger Glover, Peter Green, Rod Argent, Gil Evans, Scott Walker, Nanci Griffith, Cher, and The London Symphony Orchestra.

"The definitive, if not the only, book on early British rock guitar – a great read."
Hank B. Marvin, The Shadows

"Hilarious stories of those who dreamed up stardom… but woke up in the van."
Roger Glover, Deep Purple

"It’s the bible."
Ray Stiles, The Hollies