Today on the 9th of June 2015, the legend Mr Les Paul would have turned 100 years old. As you might know he wasn’t just the godfather/inventor of the electric guitar but also the pioneer and inventor of the multi-track recording and overdubbing, which were both enormous milestones in the history of music recording.
Les passed away in 2009 at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy of great guitar playing, guitars and inventions. He is missed by many but his memory lives on forever.
I had the pleasure of knowing Les and at his 91st birthday concert at Iridium NYC in June 2006, I was invited to perform a few songs with him along famous guests like Jose Feliciano.
We played two songs together “I can’t give you anything but love” and “Body and Soul”. This is an evening I will never forget and it meant a lot to me to have shared the stage with such a legend.
Les was very kind and supportive and was introducing me to the audience by saying something like “listen to this guy and you will learn” 🙂
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