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How blues legend Buddy Guy got his hands on his first guitar

Clip: 07/27/2021 | 3m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

Buddy Guy’s first guitar cost his father two dollars and only had two strings on it. He would go to sleep with it in his hand, walked around with it and played until his fingers almost bled. He taught himself his favorite John Lee Hooker song on that guitar.

Aired: 07/27/21

Rating: NR

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