Les Paul Will Live On

I logged into WordPress this afternoon and was smacked with this headline:

R.I.P. — Les Paul (1915-2009)

It didn’t leave much to the imagination. It was one of the rare blog posts where I knew exactly what it would say without opening it.

Les Paul was an exceptional jazz guitarist; one of the greats.

However, if you aren’t a fan of jazz, there is still a good chance that the name Les Paul is significant to you.

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Gibson Les Paul?

Playing my beloved Les Paul Studio
Playing my beloved Les Paul Studio

Les Paul wasn’t just a talented guitarist, the man invented the solid body electric guitar. I don’t think I am going too far out on a limb when I say that he was the single most important man in music in the last century.

He will live on through his music, and all music made on solid body electrics. Jazz, blues, funk, rock, punk, metal and pop, whatever music gets you going, changes are, Les Paul influenced it.

I going to call it a post, and spend the rest of my evening honoring Les Paul in the only way I know; with a guitar in my hands.

Les Paul Studio

2 thoughts on “Les Paul Will Live On

  1. ‘…he was the single most important man in music in the last century.’

    True. Just imagine how far would Rock be set back if he didn’t invent the electric.
    Man, I envy your classic LP.

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