Special event Saturday, 12 January 2019 – Sunday, 13 January 2019

Seven Decades: The Story of Three Guitars that Changed the World

Seven Decades is a unique rock and roll experience – weaving together live music, documentary, and rare vintage guitars to tell the epic story of how a simple musical invention had a revolutionary impact on the world.

  • Saturday, 12 – Sunday, 13 January 2019

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Tickets cost £30.00

    Booking is essential.

This 90-minute journey from the ’50s to the present day features some legendary music along the way – from James Burton and Jimi Hendrix to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rage Against the Machine. All the hits are played on vintage instruments from the period. Seven Decades celebrates the enduring influence that the Fender Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul, and Fender Stratocaster have had on modern music and culture.

Saturday 12 January - matinee 15:00-17:00 and evening 19:00-21:00
Sunday 13 January - matinee 15:00-17:00 and evening 19:00-21:00

On Friday 11 January, V&A Members can enjoy priority booking for a one-time extended performance, which will include an exclusive Q&A session featuring Bill Curbishley, manager of The Who, along with special guests to be announced. Book online at: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/Lbg3a2bn/seven-decades-with-q-a