The guitar that built rock’n’roll, plundering world pop and more

Jun 20, 2019, 07:30 AM
Discover the stories behind the great recordings with BE THERE, the music podcast from DALI, who build the world’s most exquisite loudspeakers – all in admiration of music.

BE THERE is the audio companion to DALI’s print magazine, also called BE THERE. Find out more and get copy for free at

On this edition: The story of the Stratocaster, the guitar that made rock’n’roll possible. Former MOJO magazine editor and Bowie biographer Paul Trynka tells the story of a design classic that changed music forever. The sounds of Africa and the Middle East are energising western music as never before – but who’s borrowing respectfully, asks Guardian writer and world music DJ Kate Hutchinson? And our guests add to our list of the best-produced tracks of all time.

Hear the tracks mentioned on this podcast in hi-res audio on our Tidal Playlist

BE THERE WITH DALI is presented by Andrew Harrison with audio production by Alex Rees. It’s a Podmasters Production.

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