Les Paul, 1915-2009

by Gordon Elgart on August 13, 2009

He was always happy to be playing

He was always happy to be playing

Word coming across the Twitter-wire is that Les Paul has passed away.

A friend and I went to see him play about a dozen years ago at a bar in New York.  We figured we only had a little time left to see this living legend (I think he was about 80 at the time).  I half expected that he would already be frail and unable to tear shit up on the guitar, but he was absolutely amazing.  He also stayed behind afterward to chat and sign autographs with everyone.  It was a great night.

Next time you hear or play an electric guitar, be sure to think of Les.

Gordon Elgart

A music nerd who probably uses that term too much. I have a deep love for bombastic, quirky and dynamic music.

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Cass August 14, 2009 at 11:16 am

Heaven is rockin a little harder these days…


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