* 1951 guitars* played Jimi Hendrix’s blues-rock hit ‚Hey Joe’ and other songs at the Old Town Square in Wroclaw, Poland, on the 1st of may 2008. This event sets a new Guinness’ World Record for the largest number of guitars simultaneously playing the same song. This was the sixth attempt: last year 1881 guitars participated in the event witch was the best score in the World.
The attempt took place during the ‚Thanks Jimi Festival’ dedicated to the music of the world’s best known guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. It was organized on the initiative of Leszek Cichonski – a respected musician and music educator from Wroclaw, Poland, who wants to attain a goal of teaching guitarists a new Hendrix’s song every year.
The event is transforming into the center of an annual 1st of May „World Guitar Day” and is expanding significantly with satellite events happening simultaneously around the world as well as private individuals and smaller groups being able to also take part in real time via the web.