I was very bummed today to discover the Les Paul passed away. He died from complications related to pneumonia. He was 94 years old.
Les Paul was a amazing human being. Unique in the respect of his level of guitar play along with a very technical mind. He was inducted in the Inventor’s Hall of Fame. He created multi-track recording, the modern pickup, solid body guitar, etc, etc. On top of his great inventor’s mind, he could absolutely slay on the guitar.
Les Paul Trio / Les Paul & Mary Ford.. you should youtube some of this stuff up. It’s fantastic.
Here is a link to a web site discussing his passing:
If you have an opportunity, you should watch “Les Paul – Chasing Sound”. This is a fantastic documentary about the man. Here is a small clip: