- in 1956 - Jazz-man Lionel Hampton shocked his audience at London's "Empress Hall" when he played some out-and-out Rhythm and Blues.
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The first guitar was an adapted mandolin made in 1779, but it wasn't until 1850 that it was first named a guitar by Antonio Torres Jurado who lived in Spain. The electric guitar was invented in 1936 by George Beauchamp.