THRALL WORLD Obituary: R.I.P. LES PAUL – Solid-Body Guitar Innovator Was 94 Years OldAugust 13, 2009
THRALL WORLD is very sad to post the following:
Les Paul, whose innovations with the electric guitar and studio technology made him one of the most important figures in recorded music, has died, according to a statement from his publicists. Paul was 94.
Paul died in White Plains, New York, from complications of severe pneumonia, according to the statement.
Paul was a guitar and electronics mastermind whose creations — such as multitrack recording, tape delay and the solid-body guitar that bears his name, the Gibson Les Paul — helped give rise to modern popular music, including rock ‘n’ roll. No slouch on the guitar himself, he continued playing at clubs into his 90s despite being hampered by arthritis.
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My 1980 Gibson Les Paul Custom is the only guitar I play.