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:
I'm having a rather different mid-life crisis. I've been unwell for three years with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - M.E. I've found it to be a Major Encumbrance. I've lost my job, we've sold our house and moved to somewhere rented, and recast a lot of plans. How will we cope? What will happen next?
58 years old, became unemployed in April 2009 because of ME after 31 years as a Social Worker.
I've been married for nearly 33 years to Susanneke, and we have two sons and a daughter, all now astoundingly grown up.