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Danish town attempting to break ‘Smoke on the Water’ record

Dan Ingemann Jensen, a musician and the headteacher at Sct Ibs School, now wants musicians from around Horsens to take another stab at the well-known guitar part.

A very big stab.

On the day of the Deep Purple concert in Horsens, he wants to challenge the Guinness world record for the number of guitarists playing ‘Smoke on the Water’ at the same time.

In 1994, the Canadian city of Vancouver was the first to set the record, when 1,322 gathered to bang out the riff.

Over the years, several cities claimed and then lost the record until 6,346 musicians joined current Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse in Wroclaw, Poland on 1 May 2009 to play the song.

Jensen realises that he has little hope of breaking that record, but that has not stopped him from inviting everyone to take part in the fun.

“I sent an invitation to our students, Horsens Music School and Kulisselageret and there has been a positive response,” Jensen told Horsens Folkebladet.

More details at cphpost

3 Comments to “Danish town attempting to break ‘Smoke on the Water’ record”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    And now for the Danish weather & boating report. Expected heavy smoke haze out on the waters, may cause conditions to be unsafe for watercraft in that area for a short period of time…. Lol!.

  2. 2
    Mads Rud Larsen says:

    I’ll be there. Looks like I’m going to bring my guitar as well 😉

  3. 3
    Juraj says:

    Deep Purple had a gig in Wroclaw on the same day when the current record was played.But each guitarist who played with Steve Morse get huge discount on ticket for the evenening DP show.I think the the normal price was around 27 Eur and around 10 Eur for the guitarist helping to make the new record.So it was a big motivation for many of the guitarist.

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