New world record:
guitar ensemble-Concordstock sets world record
guitarists playing the same song simultaneously-Germany
[June 25] Germany-- 1,802 guitarists playing "Smoke on the Water"
simultaneously and set a new world record on Saturday evening in
the town of Leinfelden-Echterdingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg
by simultaneously playing the Deep Purple rock classic "Smoke on
Let there be rock: 1,800 guitarists play "Smoke on the Water" in
Germany to set a new world record.
The rockers broke the previous world record for
most simultaneous renditions of a rock song which had been set at
the beginning of June in Kansas City in the US, where 1,683 guitarists
got down and riffed together.
Amateur and professional musicians aged from six
to 80 from Germany and abroad took part in the record attempt. Crash
courses in playing "Smoke on the Water" were available for those
about to rock who weren't quite sure of the notes.
The riff from the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the
Water," which tells the story of the burning down of the Montreux
Casino in 1971, is famous for being one of the first things most
wannabe guitarists learn to play.
Related story-previous world record:
guitarists playing the same song simultaneously-Kansas City