Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 month ago

What are the earliest hits that used the electric guitar?

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  • 1 month ago
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    The first electric guitars were made long before any music chart; the best guide is any recording that was formally recorded and documented at the time would likely have been popular, so a hit..

    Apparently, that earliest known formal recording was of Leon McAuliffe playing an electric guitar with the Texas Playboys, recording the track “Get With It” - on 23rd September 1935 in Dallas, Texas.

    There are other recordings by other people about the same time, but not formally made so unlikely to have been hits.

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