Les Paul 1915 - 2009 R.I.P.

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Les Paul 1915 - 2009 R.I.P.

Post by CurtissRobin »

I salute a man to whom we all owe a great debt of gratitude. Thank you, Les Paul, for all you gave us in music and in technology and in humanity. May we be worthy of your legacy.

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I'm the "wrong" side of the pond: 4,500 miles from real ale. Help!

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The passing of a legend and of an era.

RIP
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Someone named their kid after a guitar? WOW 8O

Seriously though, he definitely was one of a kind and a great innovator.
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Just think... No electric guitar... No 18W amp....

RIP LP
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Post by doctornorbert »

This is fully relevant to 18watt.com as there is no better amp to play a LP through.

I played my '68 a few weeks ago at a gig in an open field in California somewhere:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2 ... 1151180640

Les Paul will be missed.
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More than a legend!

Post by timbo_93631 »

:cry: Anyone else remember the beer ad where he rips out a nice lick on the young guy's guitar and the guy asks him, "what's your name old timer?" and he says, "It's on your guitar." Though he did so much more for recorded music, I don't think he is going to get the media coverage that Jacko got. Sad.
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Post by tbradshaw »

Thanks for everything, Les.

Here's the beer commercial... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8O5wZAd ... re=related
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Sure is the end of an era. But lets look at the positive - here's a guy who got out there and DID IT until he died. Still playing gigs up until just a little while ago when he got sick. That's a great inspiration!

Plus he was a great guy.

RIP LP.
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