Thursday, August 13, 2009

Les Paul (1915 - 2009)

Today we lost Les Paul. Les was an inventor and musician and wove those two talents together in a remarkable way. I had the good fortune to spend some time with Les a while back as part of an InfoAge project. Besides being an innovator, one of the most famous guitarists in history, and someone who people like Paul McCartney held in awe, Les was also a "regular guy" who, somewhat incredibly, would actually take my telephone calls! I only regret that although he had agreed that it would be great fun to reprise his disc-based sound-on-sound multitrack setup at a New Jersey Antique Radio Club meeting we never got to do it.

Listen to Les Paul's Music

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