Thursday, August 13, 2009

RIP Les Paul...Another Giant and Genuis Gone

First Merce, now Les.

I saw him in the late 80's (when he was in his late 70's) before his weekly gig moved to the Iridium. I was thinking then that I had better go see him while it was still possible. The man kept gigging regularly for 15 more years! The inventor of the electric guitar, a studio genius way ahead of his time, and by all accounts the nicest guy in the world.

Here he is at the age of 91, unbelievable.

And two more from the 50's, stuff I used to listen to with my parents.

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