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GoonBoss
08-14-2009, 07:16 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2009/08/14/2009-08-14_electric_guitar_hero_les_paul_dead_at_94_career_spanned_from_hitmaker_to_musical.html

RIP to a TRUE legend and visionary in the music industry. Read up, youngsters.

Paul, dubbed the "Father of the Electric Guitar," died Thursday at White Plains Hospital from complications of pneumonia at age 94. Family and friends were with him when he died.
Paul will be remembered for many things: as a hit-maker with his late wife, Mary Ford; as a key figure in the development of the electric guitar; as a wily experimenter in electronic effects and guitar design, and as a pioneer of multitrack recording.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2009/08/14/2009-08-14_electric_guitar_hero_les_paul_dead_at_94_career_spanned_from_hitmaker_to_musical.html#ixzz0OCalHcO3

canesandbhoys
08-14-2009, 07:28 PM
I saw this yesterday, terrible news. There has never been anything better than the classic LPs.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2009/08/jimmypagegibson2_1_crop-1.jpg

Perfection.

Finfang
08-14-2009, 08:29 PM
I hadn't heard this yet.

Very sad news. :(

Les Paul was an amazing innovator, a true pioneer!!!!

RIP

Bumpus
08-14-2009, 08:52 PM
The. Man.

The_Dark_Knight
08-15-2009, 01:57 AM
A TRUE loss to the music industry.

Thanks for everything you did for music Les.

RIP

BobDole
08-15-2009, 09:34 PM
RIP les. you will be missed.