In February of 2007 a world record attempt proved unsuccessful at the department store Harrods in London. Where Harrods failed, however, 99.7 KYYS morning show hosts Max Floyd and Tanna will succeed.
On June 3, 2007, 2,000 guitarists of all ages and skill will gather at Community America Ballpark in Kansas City for the largest ensemble performance of the same song in history. Should the attempt succeed, it will break a world record which has stood since 1994.
Representatives from Guinness will be on hand to verify the record has been broken. Celebrity guitarists will also be participating in the history making event.
The song of choice for the event is "Smoke on the Water", made famous by the band DEEP PURPLE. "The first song everyone learns on guitar is 'Smoke on the Water', so we thought this would be a good song to try and break the record with," Max Floyd said.
Participants in the event have been, and may continue to sign up via 99.7's web site, www.kyys.com. The event is completely free to anyone wishing to attend and will begin at approximately 12:00 p.m.
"We're pretty confident we're going to break the record," Tanna said. "We know our listeners are going to rise to the challenge or else we wouldn't even attempt this."
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