Friday, August 14, 2009

Les Paul: The Godfather Of The Electric Guitar

When electric guitar legend Les Paul passed away yesterday at the age of 94 from complications related to pneumonia, guitarists the world over shared in both sorrow as well as praise for how his invention of the electric guitar revolutionized music and made the rock and roll era of music possible.

Yesterday on CNN, some modern day guitar supermen such as Steve Miller shared their reflections on how Les Paul changed their lives. And certainly some guitar legends past and present such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Alvin Lee or others would have lived far different lives without the great invention of the electric guitar.

Les Paul, you rocked the world. Rest in peace.


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