laud to les paul

i love music and i have loved learning more today about the legendary les paul ~ 'father of the electric guitar'



this is kind of mind blowing on many levels ... thinking about what les paul brought to the world when he invented the electric guitar and how he led the industry as an incredibly talented artist ... not to mention his wizardry in laying tracks ...



just think about it ... would music icons and legends be legends without les? ... and to think that he met, played with, watched them rise in fame ... and in some cases outlived the legends ... amazing ...

in today's telegraph, there are a few tributing quotes from legends that pretty much sum it up ...
Keith Richards, the guitarist from the Rolling Stones and a friend, lead the tributes. "We must all own up that without Les Paul, generations of flash little punks like us would be in jail or cleaning toilets," he said. "All of us owe an unimaginable debt to his work and his talent."
Billy Gibbons, from the rock band ZZ Top ... "Les Paul brought six strings to electricity and electricity to six strings," he said."Try to imagine when we'd be doing if he hadn't come along and changed the world. There will always be more Les to come. That's certified."


on cbc radio this morning, rock 'n roll icon randy bachman recounted his first meeting with les paul ~ this is a great story! just imagine how many more there are like that being shared in the music community today ...

40 years ago this weekend the guitar playing phenomenon himself jimi hendrix unconsciously blew minds at woodstock festival ... peace man. wonder what he would say today about the instrument that was an extension of his very self ...



where would kids be today? just last night, one of the last things i heard before nodding off was our son tuning his electric guitar ... he doesn't own a les paul guitar ... not yet ...



les paul invented, he mentored, he played with the best of the best and he lived an awesome 94 years ... wow ... thanks mr. paul ...

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