George Barnes

Blues, Guitarist

1921 – 1977

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Who was George Barnes?

George Barnes was a world-renowned American swing jazz guitarist, who is believed to have played the first electric guitar in 1931, preceding Charlie Christian by six years. George Barnes made the first commercial recording of an electric guitar on March 1, 1938, in sessions with Big Bill Broonzy.

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Born
Jul 17, 1921
South Chicago Heights
Also known as
  • Barnes, George
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Sep 5, 1977
Concord

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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