Les Paul Dead at 94

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by iGary, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. iGary Guest

    iGary

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Location:
    Randy's House
    #1
    :(

    Linky

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Les Paul, the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died on Thursday. He was 94.

    According to Gibson Guitar, Paul died of complications from pneumonia at White Plains Hospital. His family and friends were by his side.
     
  2. benflick macrumors 68020

    benflick

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
  4. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Location:
    >9,000
    #5
    Damn. But at least he lived a full life of 94 years.
    He'll be missed. :(
     
  5. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

    Teh Don Ditty

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    Maryland
  6. Heilage macrumors 68030

    Heilage

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
  7. Queso macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    #8
    At least he left his mark on the world. Every time you turn on the radio you'll hear his influence.

    RIP.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    #9
    I read this a little while ago. I'd say sad but in reality he got 94 years so it's sad to see it all end, but he lived a very full life and his guitars will live on forever as far as I'm concerned.
     
  9. MacRy macrumors 68040

    MacRy

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Location:
    England
    #10
    RIP LP. How's about we post pics of our LP's in tribute. Here's my Epiphone Les Paul Standard in Vintage Sunburst.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. str1f3 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    #11
    Les Paul dies at 94

    One of the great pioneers in not only guitars but music passes on. He created not only the guitars that many lust for (including myself) but also influenced music by creating multi-track recordings.

    R.I.P Les.
     
  11. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    San Diego
    #12
  12. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

    mperkins37

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #13
    He was a Giant in the industry.
    Innovation, Impeccable taste in music, chops to be envied by all his contemporaries.
    He will be missed, RIP Les
    BTW Here is his namesake.
     

    Attached Files:

  13. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Location:
    Redondo Beach, California
    #14
    My 18 year old heavy metal loving son loves the guitar that caries Les Paul's name.

    I don't like the same music but an LP will likely be the next guitar I buy... someday. The way Paul sold his idea to Gibson was "This one guitar can make any of the thousand different sounds." He was right but not many can make all the sounds of a LP.

    Les Paul played a popularized style of jazz with his guitar but Jimmy Page with the same guitar played of course for Led Zeppelin.

    I don't think his death cam as a surprise. All the media outlets seem to have pre-written long articles about him, waiting for the word to release them.
     
  14. Little HZ macrumors regular

    Little HZ

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Mexico
  15. jemeinc macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Location:
    South Jersey
    #16
    He played every Monday night in NY.. I have been saying I'd get up there to see him for awhile now.. I'll regret not making that trip..
     
  16. .Andy macrumors 68030

    .Andy

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2004
    Location:
    The Mergui Archipelago
    #18
    It's sad that he's gone but I'm sure he wouldn't want you all to fret.
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
  18. chasemac macrumors 6502a

    chasemac

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Location:
    In a house.
    #20
    The most beautiful and best sounding electric guitar ever made. His invention of multi-track recording is highly overlooked. An amazing man. RIP Les Paul.
     
  19. Heilage macrumors 68030

    Heilage

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    #21
    I don't have a picture of mine, but I have a Les Paul Custom. Just like this, only with golden humbuckers.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. designgeek macrumors 65816

    designgeek

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Location:
    "Town"
    #22
    This is a bummer, I've wanted to play forever. I'll get an Epiphone Les Paul and figure it out I guess.
     
  21. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

    Teh Don Ditty

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    Maryland
    #23
    WANT! An absolutely gorgeous guitar.
     
  22. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Location:
    Cardiff, Wales
    #24
    I saw his live at the Iridium (Broadway, 51st NYC) only 18 months ago. He was so alive then. Cheeky, having a good time, a crowd pleaser.

    He had a great innings - 94! And certainly left a big mark on the world. No butterfly effect here, remove Les Paul and remove a huge part of modern life - even if the individual doesn't realise it, so much music we love and listen to wouldn't be here with him.

    Anyway. Great stuff. RIP. See and hear you in the next life :)
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #25
    I had no idea he was playing weekly! (I just saw this on NYT's front page). It would've been worth the trip to NY just for that! I only have a cheap knock-off of his work, but I'm sure I'll be getting a real one one of these days....

    A legend and inspiration.
     

Share This Page