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Leo FenderClarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender
introduced his first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, in 1950. The iconic Fender Stratocaster, made famous by Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, and others, was introduced in 1954. He also designed and built a series of amplifiers, an electric lap guitar, and an electric bass guitar.
Arthur FiedlerArthur Fiedler
became conductor of the Boston Pops in 1930, and held that position until his death in 1979. Under his leadership, the Boston Pops quickly became one of the best-known orchestras in the country.
Phil Spector(Harvey) Phillip Spector
began his music career as part of a group known as The Teddy Bears. He is best known, however, for his "Wall of Sound," which featured large groups of instruments recorded as a whole, multiple overdubs, and special added sound effects.
Arturo ToscaniniArturo Toscanini
became an accomplished conductor at the age of 19, despite having no training as a conductor. He subsequently enjoyed a 60+-year career as one of the world's most recognized, and most popular conductors in the world.

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