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    The Real Guitar Hero is gone

    Les Paul has shuffled off this mortal coil at the age of 94. Guitars around the world gently weep.
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    Wow......a LEGEND falls.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Joe Pass is dead, Les Paul is dead, where are the next generations legends?
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    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

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    I think that there will always be musical prodigies coming up. Les Paul was such an innovator and introduced so much electronic technology to music and guitars especially. Not sure that we will ever see something like that again, because he was a creator, and innovator. Now, as far as guitars go, we will just see improvisation on a theme.
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    I bow my head in utter reverence to the man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modovincere View Post
    i bow my head in utter reverence to the man.
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    There is a thread in the music section as well...I was just writing an article about videotape and had to go over his history as a tangent. He was playing with Bing Crosby who had a major hand in developing the use of recording tape, specifically the Ampex corp.

    For all his multi tracking gizmo genius, my favorite les recordings are the cuts from the first JATP. You can really hear the Django influence....and when you took away all the studio gimmicks and fanfare, guess what? rhubarb red still played the snot out of his axe.
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    Somebody needs to link a youtube of that commercial where Les asks a guy playing guitar in a bar if he can try it. The guy lets him and Les rips out a nice lick. The guy asks, "dude...what's your name?". Les says, "It's on your guitar.".

    I'd link it up, but youtube is blocked here at work.
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    Wow...Im shocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Somebody needs to link a youtube of that commercial where Les asks a guy playing guitar in a bar if he can try it. The guy lets him and Les rips out a nice lick. The guy asks, "dude...what's your name?". Les says, "It's on your guitar.".

    I'd link it up, but youtube is blocked here at work.
    That's a good 'un

    Dunno if it is on yt but there was a short lived late night weekend network tv show in the mid 80s, and on one episode ca. 1983 hosted by Billy Squier, the guest of honor was LP. Apparently the producers asked him if there were any gtr heroes he'd want to have join him, and supposedly his answer straightaway was jeff beck.

    I have a nasty VHS copy but it is truly worth watching if you can find it. Right before beck ditched his pick and he is on fire. He and Les looked like they were having a lot of fun.
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    I believe my nephew played at Iridium with him last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    I believe my nephew played at Iridium with him last year.
    I used to work across the freaking street from that place and kept trying to get around to seeing him....naturally I am kicking myself now
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    I didn't realize he also invented multitrack recording.

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    Very sad. What an innovator.
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    I owned a Les Paul guitar, much like this one several years back. I sold it to pay some bills. It would have been better to file for bankruptcy and keep the guitar.

    RIP Les.
    I was laying in bed staring at the stars wondering where the heck is my ceiling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    I believe my nephew played at Iridium with him last year.
    I used to work across the freaking street from that place and kept trying to get around to seeing him....naturally I am kicking myself now
    Well he's only 14 years old. You'll have plenty of chances...

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    nice.

    wait - was that you that posted the buddy guy thing a while back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    nice.

    wait - was that you that posted the buddy guy thing a while back?
    No. The guitarist is a friend's son. My nephew plays a different instrument. I can PM you details if you want, but I hesitate to provide too much detail about a minor on an open forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    No. The guitarist is a friend's son. My nephew plays a different instrument. I can PM you details if you want, but I hesitate to provide too much detail about a minor on an open forum.
    I totally understand - but if he will play in the NYC area, yes by all means pls let me know
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    I didn't realize he also invented multitrack recording.
    and tape echo. among other things.

    To hear his wonderful corny old school humor, pick up the Chester and Lester Lp with Chet Atkins. Lots of silly ad libs...
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    Here's a nice slide show the NYT ran for his Obit
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    Here is a nice video, a bit long, but shows how vibrant he was, even at 90

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP7qI5RVtxw&feature=fvw"]YouTube - Les Paul - Chasing Sound![/ame]
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