Friday, 14 August 2009
You can read the history of the man here:
All I can say is that the world of music has , albeit at a ripe old age, lost one of its guiding lights.
This is the man who gave us the Gibson guitar that bears his name, the glorious-looking, creamy toned or snarling brute of an instrument - the Les Paul. (The Holy Grail for collectors is the 1959 Les Paul Standard Flametop - which, if you could find one, would cost you $250,000- $300,000 in the US)
Here's some creamy toned Les Paul sound:
Here's some snarling brute Les Paul, courtesy of Mr Page:
And here is Mr Paul himself, playing one he made earlier, being joined by Chet Atkins part way through:
Goodbye and thank you, Les Paul.