13 August 2009. It is a sad loss to the music world as a legend departs due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 94.
Les Paul, the musician, innovator, artist, genius. He was the man responsible for the solid body electric guitar and in consequence rock n’ roll was born. His guitar is firmly rooted in our memory and the credit for multitrack recording, overdubbing and delay effects all belong to his name. Without such genius, music today would be very different.
I truely believe all musicians today, be they famous or budding owe a tremendous debt to this man. I know I am.
Eternal rest be granted unto you, for eternal glory has been bestowed upon you.