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60th Anniversary Tele Notes & Trivia: 1978

An angular ode to a Parisian prostitute marked by a slashing staccato Telecaster figure, sparse arrangement and can’t-miss chorus is the first of many hit singles for a U.K. trio that will soon rule rock through the mid-1980s.

Throughout their career, the group’s guitarist favors a battered 1961 Telecaster he bought used just after finishing college in the early ’70s in California, recreated by Fender in 2007 as a limited-edition tribute model.

What was this first hit single, what was the band and who was the guitarist?

Answer: “Roxanne,” the Police, Andy Summers

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