Thursday, August 13, 2009

Guitar pioneer Les Paul dies.

Les Paul's Beautiful guitar

Where would we be without Les Paul?

Cheers, Caitlin



Marconius7 said...

My Mom's favorite artists were Les Paul & Mary Ford. I have a couple of albums of them that I inherited when my Mom passed away. They are excellent records - Mary's sultry voice and Les's brilliant guitar work. A unique sound. Les was definitely a guitar genius.

Marconius7 said...

Here's a clip of Les and Mary doing their hit How High the Moon:

Dangerpuss said...

Thanks for the clip Marconius. Exquisite. He sets the bar high for mere mortals doesn't he? And Mary's voice is like a warm breeze.

CaroleBristol said...


Rock music owes him a massive debt.

Just think of all the players who use Les Pauls.

It is a roll call of greatness.

Without Les Paul and Ted McCarty, rock and blues would sound very different.

GarethI said...

I've always enjoyed – but never believed – the story that the Baptista brothers of Os Mutantes didn't speak for two decades after an argument over which was better: a Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Stratocaster.

sourpus said...

A giant of the guitar, to think that both Leo Fender and Les Paul are both now gone is very sad. Great respect.