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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) ―

Les Paul, a native of Waukesha, Wis., is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
AP
Les Paul, the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died on Thursday. He was 94.

http://kdka.com/national/Les.Paul.Dead.2.1127000.html

RIP Les, thanks for your great work for the electric guitar!
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pedalguy1
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#2
What a loss.
what a waste of a perfectly good sig.
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moo
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#6
If there isn't a monument already, we need to put one up for this man.

Rest in peace, Les Paul... Why do important always die on my birthday
j_hunter_hkr
aka Jamie
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#7
Quote by MetalGS3SE
Wrong forum.


Not necessary.

This is very sad news. He led an incredible life and his legacy and influence will live on forever. Amazing guitarst and visionary.

RIP Lester
TomG10-7
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#8
RIP, LP was a legend
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user_nameless
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#9
Les Paul can't die! He's Les Paul!

RIP Les Paul.
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#10
Quote by user_nameless
Les Paul can't die! He's Les Paul!

RIP Les Paul.



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#11
....Holy ****.


RIP
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#18
Horrible news for me to wake up to. RIP Les Paul. **** you 2009
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#19
Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#22
I was lucky enough to see him last year when he earned a lifetime achievement award from the rock and roll hall of fame. His mind was still sharp as a tack and he had a hilarious sense of humor, telling a woman that if he was 15 years younger he would rock her world. He was a living legend and his contributions to music will not be forgotten. RIP Les Paul you will be missed.
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#23
Even though I wasn't very familiar with his music, this has made me sad. I appreciate all the things he has done for music & the guitar.
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The JesterHead
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#24
R.I.P. Les.
It does seem even gods can die
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shark38j
The Blues Live On
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#25
I was at the show with Jimmy94. This man invented most of the sounds heard in modern music. He was truly a legend. Glad I got to see him before he died. RIP Les.
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#26
Never liked him.

Shame, though. RIP.
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#27
Les Paul was probably the first real master of the electric guitar in mainstream pop music. He was one of the pioneers of the solidbody electric, and he invented multi-track recording. Try for a moment to imagine the last 50 years of music without multi-track recording.

Many people are familiar with his work with Mary Ford and his later forays into jazz and country (most notably his album with Chet Atkins), but what a lot of people don't know is that he was discovered by and was a regular collaborator with Bing Crosby. Listen to Crosby's hit "Long Long Time". The lead guitar is Les Paul.
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#28
Quote by MetalGS3SE
Wrong forum.


maybe, but you are unspeakably insensitive and ignorant.
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#30
Quote by dr_john
maybe, but you are unspeakably insensitive and ignorant.

Because not giving preference to one of the thousands of deaths today definitely means that I'm ignorant.

Any other thread would have been closed or moved by now.

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#31
Thank you for your work and inspiration - RIP Les Paul
j_hunter_hkr
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#33
Quote by MetalGS3SE
Because not giving preference to one of the thousands of deaths today definitely means that I'm ignorant.

Any other thread would have been closed or moved by now.



We're talking about the death of, not only a musical innovator, but a fantastic Blues and Jazz guitarist and a fine man. If you don't see how that's relevant to the Blue & Jazz sub--category on a guitar forum then it's you that's in the wrong place.
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#34
Quote by j_hunter_hkr
We're talking about the death of, not only a musical innovator, but a fantastic Blues and Jazz guitarist and a fine man. If you don't see how that's relevant to the Blue & Jazz sub--category on a guitar forum then it's you that's in the wrong place.


Not to mention the person who's genius gave us one of the things this site is all about - the electric guitar.
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