If you’re a fan of music – electric or acoustic – you’ve got to thank this man, who just passed away from complications of pneumonia. He’s responsible not only for the great Les Paul guitar, but for immeasurable inventiveness and ingenuity. Les Paul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but also the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame. He also played regularly in New York, until very recently – this great documentary style youtube video “Chasing Sound” gives you an idea of his magic. CNN has more details of his passing.
And here’s a short one of Les Paul with …a Les Paul showing some seriously sweet playing.