Thursday, August 13th 2009
R.I.P. Les Paul
Guitar legend and father of the electric guitar Les Paul passed away today at White Plains Hospital in New York at the age of 94. A rep for Gibson Guitars said Les died of complications from pneumonia. Les was surrounded by family and friends when he went off to the great beyond.
In addition to inventing the electric guitar, Les also came up with multitrack recording, which allowed artists to record different instruments at different times. It also allowed singers to harmonize with themselves. Mimi better send the biggest floral arrangement ever to Les' family.
Les also had a string of hits with his wife Mary. She passed away in 1977.
May Les rest in peace! I'd like to think he's up in heaven starting a band with his wife, Michael Jackson and Willy DeVille.
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The end of an era. RIP dude.