60th Anniversary Tele Notes & Trivia:1957

Dale Hawkins scored what was probably the first Telecaster-fueled U.S. Top 40 hit in July 1957 with a song built on a catchy guitar lick by his band’s young guitarist, who would join Ricky Nelson’s band later that year and eventually be acknowledged as a master of the Telecaster.

What was the song, and who was the guitarist?

Update: Many of you got this correct yesterday, but it was “Suzie Q” and James Burton was the guitarist.


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