Guitarist James Burton, known for his work with the Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson bands, plans to celebrate his 70th birthday Friday with a party, followed by an attempt Saturday to break a world record for mass guitar ensemble.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists the world’s largest guitar players ensemble as 1,802 participants led by Andreas Vockrodt in Germany in 2007. Burton will attempt to beat that record during the James Burton International Guitar Festival in Shreveport, La. He will lead an ensemble of guitarists to the Elvis Presley hits “That’s All Right, Mama” and “Hound Dog” for at least five minutes.
A Guinness representative is slated to attend.
BYW: Sign-ups will be open on the 21st from 6pm-midnight and on the 22nd from 9am-1pm.
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