Thursday, August 13, 2009
LES PAUL DIES AT 94
Sorry to hear that Les Paul just passed away at the age of 94. He was an amazing musician and innovator. I saw him live with Chet Atkins at the Bottom Line in New York City back in 1975, and it was one of the greatest performances I've ever seen.
A guitar player extraordinaire, and a major influence on the development of the electric guitar, Paul was responsible for the Gibson Les Paul and countless amplification devices. Les Paul succumbed to severe pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, surrounded by family and loved ones.
The classic Gibson "Les Paul"
Les Paul-Chasing Sound! is a feature-length documentary on an American legend. For more info check out www.lespaulfilm.com.