Friday, August 14, 2009

Good Bye, Les. Les is No More

Les Paul died yesterday at the age of 94. Les invented the electric guitar, multi-track recording and lots of electronic equipment. He also invented that thing that holds a harmonica while you play another instrument.

Les lived in my home town and I met hem several time and heard him play often. Here is one of my stories of Les that I wrote for this blog back in September, 2006.My Les Paul story


Blogger darev2005 said...

It's always a sad day when a 'pioneer' passes. He practically gave birth to modern music. Every person on this planet who likes music should be mourning his passing.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Yes, I learned of that on my drive home from work yesterday, NPR had a nice story and interview with him from a few years back. They played a song at the end of the story...I'm going to put it on my blog today...

Amazing tale of your own there...Rust Never Sleeps

1:22 PM  
Blogger dalia said...

les revolutionized the way we hear and play music. a legend! he will be missed.

9:19 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Darev, true.

Terri, does that mean you want to hear my Neil Young story?

Dalia, I'm delighted someone your age knows about him.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Does a bear shite in the woods? You betcha!

The loudest concert I ever went to was Neil's Rust Never Sleeps tour at the Cow Palace in SF...forget the year now...but then I'm old! But I still have the T-shirt!

5:38 AM  

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