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Old 08-13-2009   #1
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A musical pioneer has passed away.

RIP Les Paul (06/09/1915 - 08/13/2009)

Yes, the inventor of the electric guitar as well as the entire concept of multitrack recording has died. Les would probably have SHIT an entire solid-body guitar if I would have time-travelled back to 1948 or so with my computer and showed him Cool Edit Pro...
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Re: A musical pioneer has passed away.

RIP Les Paul... he gave so many people the chance to become someone, without the 'Les Paul' guitar, we wouldn't have had such incredible musicians (Zakk Wylde, Jimmy Page, and Slash to name but a few)... what a sad time... all the best musicians are dying!!
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Re: A musical pioneer has passed away.

My brother is so bummed. (not that I'm not, but he practically worshipped Les Paul)
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Re: A musical pioneer has passed away.

That man was magic with a guitar.. it's no wonder he was called the wizard. Sad times.
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Re: A musical pioneer has passed away.

He lived a long life that was positive, inspirational, and influential to many people.
Not too many people have the benefit of leaving this world with an impact like that.
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