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The Animals to take part in guitar-playing world record

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Nick Hodge 13.02.2014 10:34
UK 1960s blues legends The Animals will join thousands of guitarists in a bid to break the world record for communal playing in Wroclaw, south west Poland.

Eric Burdon. Photo: heyjoe.pl

The record attempt will take place at the annual Thanks Jimi Festival in the Silesian city on 1 May, during which rock-lovers will pick up their plectrums for a stab at Jimi Hendrix's “Hey Joe.”

Festival-organiser Leszek Cichonski confirmed at a press conference that the group, led by original frontman Eric Burdon, will lead the revelry this year.

“This group has inspired all lovers of guitar-playing,” he said.

The Thanks Jimi Festival was founded in 2003, during which 588 guitarists joined forces to play the Hendrix favourite.

The event soon became a cult fixture in Poland's rock calendar, with festival-goers repeatedly breaking their own world record.

In 2013, 7273 guitarists descended on the city to play the tune.

The Animals were founded in Newcastle, northern England, in 1962 and tracks such as “House of the Rising Sun” and 'When I was Young” ensured the band a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (nh)

Source: PAP

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