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Les Paul - The Final Words of a Pioneer ....

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Les Paul - The Final Words of a Pioneer .... Reply with quote

....and Guitar Legend.....on now as I type....

From the Radio 2 website

Aged a youthful 94, Les Paul died in August 2009. A year on, fellow guitar legend, Duane Eddy, assesses the life and legacy of the man who not only helped pioneer the solid state electric guitar but also developed modern recording techniques without which popular music would not be what it is today. Without Les Paul, there would be no overdubbing, no multi-tracking, no tape delay and most of all no Gibson Les Paul Guitars, one of the most sought after instruments in rock, jazz, popular music and the blues. Joined by the likes of BB King, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Jeff Beck, Albert Lee, Will I Am (Black Eyed Peas), Joe Bonamassa, Ace Frehley (Kiss), Andy Summers (Police), Keith Urban, Nile Rogers and Jimmy Page, Duane Eddy also hears from Les Paul himself, speaking in what may be the last full-length interview he gave a few months before his death.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tbsqw
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SantaFefan



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Becky.. I tuned in just in time to hear one of my hero's - Bing Crosby! Razz
I watched a TV programme about Les Paul and Mary Ford a while back which was pretty amazing really.. her voice and his unique guitar work was a magic mix.
When I was in a band back in the late 60s, our lead guitar player got his first Gibson "Les Paul Gold Top". It was an absolute joy to hold and a beautiful instrument to play.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome Santa Smile and what a lovely song Bing was singing.. a favourite of mine

I saw that programme you're talking about ...was on BBC 4 wasn't it?

What was your band called?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rubbish usually! Laughing we were only local talent but it was great fun and I'm glad I was part of it.. I think we started off as "Cougar" in the late 60s then later "Tales from the Crypt" Rolling Eyes and "Micky Finn" in the mid 80s when I left, playing mainly Police, Who, Hendrix and Cream numbers.
If I could do it all over again, I'd stick with Rockabilly Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Rubbish usually! Laughing
Laughing
SantaFefan wrote:
we were only local talent but it was great fun and I'm glad I was part of it.. I think we started off as "Cougar" in the late 60s then later "Tales from the Crypt" Rolling Eyes and "Micky Finn" in the mid 80s when I left, playing mainly Police, Who, Hendrix and Cream numbers.
If I could do it all over again, I'd stick with Rockabilly Razz

A boyfriend of one of my sisters was in a band and I used to go along to a lot of the gigs....we had some great times....their band didn't last anywhere near as long as yours.... Smile
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