Friday, August 14, 2009
Les Paul 1915-2009
Musical innovator Les Paul passed away on Thursday, August 13 at the age of 94.
Paul is best known for his development of the solid-body electric guitar, an instrument that played a pivotal role in the evolution of rock music. He is also recognized for his experimentation in the recording studio, and was one of the first musicians to successfully employ "overdubbing" (adding additional tracks over a previously recorded performance) on his records.
He and his wife Mary Ford had numerous hit records in the 1950's, and his unique playing style influenced countless guitars players who followed him.
Stop by the library to check out some of Les Paul's recordings on CD.