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Author Topic: The passing of Les Paul  (Read 840 times)

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The passing of Les Paul
« on: August 13, 2009, 10:37:27 PM »
Raise a glass tonight to Les Paul who passed away today at age 94! This Man did agreat deal to change and define the way the Electric Guitar is played. A real master of his craft.
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Re: The passing of Les Paul
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 10:48:13 PM »
Yes he was a giant.. changed everything.. thanks Les

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Re: The passing of Les Paul
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 11:10:31 PM »
I saw him play one of his Monday night gigs at Iridium back when he was a mere 87 years old.  Fabulous show!  H e may not have had the dazzling speed of his younger days anymore, but he had lost none of lyrical qualities or the swing.  He was also charming and very nice to talk to.  Sad to see him go, but I guess you can't complain with making it to 94 and playing right up to the end.

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Re: The passing of Les Paul
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 11:19:32 PM »
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Re: The passing of Les Paul
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009, 11:21:25 PM »
Que Les Paul vaya con Dios!  And may he rest in His Peace!!!
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Re: The passing of Les Paul
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2009, 11:52:29 PM »
Les Paul changed the world.

He's an indelible shining star in history.
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Re: The passing of Les Paul
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009, 12:30:22 AM »
  Amazing man, told my youngest stepson who is very good to take a listen to some of my Les Paul music.  He was quite impressed..and I told him that is the man who the guitar was named for.  He still amazes the generations.  Will.
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Re: The passing of Les Paul
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009, 12:59:27 AM »
I'm sorry to hear he's gone, but it proves he was human. He didn't play like one!
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Re: The passing of Les Paul
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2009, 01:47:35 AM »
Les Paul changed the world.

He's an indelible shining star in history.

I just had a brief dyslexic moment and read that as "he's an inedible shining star in history."  Needless to say, it made no sense to me!

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Re: The passing of Les Paul
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2009, 08:57:03 PM »
I saw him play one of his Monday night gigs at Iridium back when he was a mere 87 years old.  Fabulous show!  H e may not have had the dazzling speed of his younger days anymore, but he had lost none of lyrical qualities or the swing.  He was also charming and very nice to talk to.  Sad to see him go, but I guess you can't complain with making it to 94 and playing right up to the end.

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Caught one of those Iridium gigs also about eight years ago. I went to high school with Paul Nowinski, then the bass player in his trio. So I got to shake the hand of the master. He was very gracious. A true giant.
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Re: The passing of Les Paul
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2009, 09:32:08 PM »
Caught one of those Iridium gigs also about eight years ago. I went to high school with Paul Nowinski, then the bass player in his trio. So I got to shake the hand of the master. He was very gracious. A true giant.

We must have saw him near the same time.  I went in the winter of 2002 - it was CHEAP to go to NYC then (being not long afte the 9/11 attacks).  He had a really good looking woman as his bass player at the time.

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