Les Paul RIP

  • Guitar legend-inventor Les Paul dies at age 94



    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_LES_PAUL&DATE=2009-08-13

  • I've just been playing my Gary Moore signature edition Les Paul, in honor of the amazing Les Paul. Dead at 94. One more gone before his time ;)

    There's no doubting the iconic status of the Les Paul guitar and its role in rock music over the years. Too bad so few rock fans ever took notice of the amazing guitar work that was laying hidden in those old Les Paul / Mary Ford recordings from the 40's and 50's. The man's playing was so fast and fluid. See for yourself...

    [ame='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iGXP_UBog4&fmt=18']YouTube - Les Paul & Mary Ford Show: World Is Waiting For The Sunrise[/ame]

    [ame='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0ffdwBUL78&fmt=18']YouTube - Les Paul & Mary Ford How High the Moon[/ame]

    [ame='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR5zdYuustQ&fmt=18']YouTube - Les Paul Trio - Dark Eyes[/ame]

    Add the fact that he was a multi-track recording pioneer, and you start to see a small part of the man's influence on the music we've all been listening to for the past six or seven decades.

    RIP Les Paul

    Cheers...Todd

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