Thursday, August 13, 2009

Guitar legend dies

Electric guitar legend and innovator Les Paul has died.

I remember seeing Les Paul at a rock concert once. I can't even remember now who the band was that brought him on stage as a surprise guest. He played an instrumental with a special guitar with a record-playback feature. He played one track, then played another track over it, then another. Before long he was performing a very complex multi-track overdubbed guitar piece. Live. It was very cool. And pure fun.

I also like the fact that Paul continued playing guitar well into his 90s. I hope I can still enjoy playing guitar at that age.

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