On April 20, 2012, Herbert Maurice William ‘Bert’ Weedon, died aged 91. He was guitarist whose style of playing was popular and influential during the 1950s and 1960s. “Play in a Day” record sold over two million copies and became the first hit record in the UK Singles Chart recorded by a guitarist. His “Play in a Day” guitar guide influenced many musicians, including Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Dave Davies, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend and Tony Iommi. In 2001, for his services to music, Weedon was awarded an OBE.