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Pampered Chef: Les Paul Dead at 94

  1. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

    You kids probably have no idea who Les Paul was, since he wasn't a big rock 'n' roll star. He was the pride of Waukesha, Wisconsin and with is wife, Mary Ford, had several hits on the charts back in the '50s and '60s.

    You don't know who Les Paul was? Well, without Les Paul, there would be no rock 'n' roll, for he was the man who made it all possible. He was an amazing guitar artist, and he was the inventor who put the electric pick-up on his guitar, thereby, inventing the electric guitar. He also perfected the multi-track tape recorder and used it to overdub his own records, a technique widely used in the industry ever since.

    Les Paul (June 9, 1915 - August 13, 2009)

    Gibson began making and selling the Les Paul guitar in 1952.

    Here's one of the news stories: Guitar legend-inventor Les Paul dies at age 94

    Hear their signature song, How High the Moon on YouTube.
  2. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

    Wow... can't say I was too familiar with him, but even I've heard of a Gibson Les Paul.
    Aug 13, 2009
  3. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    I heard them talking about him on our nearest NPR station and wondered if he'd passed away. He was a very, very talented man.
    Aug 13, 2009
  4. baychef

    baychef Senior Member Silver Member

    I don't remember him, but jeepers, I didn't feel anything like a kid today when I got up!!!

    Hmmm...he doesn't look like Elvis or Michael!?!?!?

    Oh, KG is going to thump the smartie pants Baychef now!!!
    Aug 13, 2009
  5. baychef

    baychef Senior Member Silver Member

    Actually, my BF plays electric guitar but has not take a lesson so he just plays as he hears it (yeah...you get the idea:yuck:)

    And usually decides to "go into his concert mode" about the time it is good for me to get on the phone and book parties. (At least this is my excuse and I am sticking to it!!!)

    He has almost had the electric guitar become a permanent fixture in his backside a few times!!:D:angel:
    Aug 13, 2009
  6. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

    Nor anything like Mary Ford.

    Thank goodness!

    Follow the link to YouTube and listen to that version of How High the Moon. I remember hearing that as a kid and always wondered how one guy could play one guitar to make that sound, and how Mary Ford could sing harmony with herself. He was a genius, and reports are that he was also an all-around nice guy. He was still playing in New York clubs!
  7. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

    Oh my goodness, did anyone hear how the nightly news butchered the work Waukesha?!?!?!
    Aug 13, 2009
  8. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

    No. That's only one reason I don't watch any of those "journalists."

    (Edward R. Murrow has to be spinning in his grave.)
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