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   Most 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 the Water."

Let there be rock: 1,800 guitarists play "Smoke on the Water" in Germany to set a new world record.

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   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.

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Most guitarists playing the same song simultaneously-Kansas City