Friday, August 14, 2009

Vale Les Paul

Vale Les Paul, originally uploaded by jsarcadia.

June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009.
Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul, died yesterday from complications following pneumonia. He was a major player in the development of the solid body electric guitar - coming up with the Gibson guitar that bears his name in the 1950s. He is responsible, more than anyone else, for the sound of rock and roll - that get down dirty rawness that Fender could never manage.
So many guitarists owe so much to Les Paul, including Jimmy.
He was also a very fine player in his own right.
His influence is immeasurable.

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