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(@spiritinthesky)
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From www.thisdayinmusic.com

June 9th 1915, Born on this day, guitarist Les Paul, inventor of the Gibson Les Paul guitar who also had a 1953 UK No.7 single with ‘Vaya Con Dios' and the US No.7 single ‘Hummingbird' with Mary Ford featuring his multi-layered recording techniques.

He also pioneered “close miking” and echo delay recording. He broke his right arm in a car accident and had it set at an angle so he could still play guitar.

Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia on 12th Aug 2009.


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 Nuno
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I think I already post this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8O5wZAd2z4


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I think I already post this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8O5wZAd2z4

Yeah, but it never gets old watching it.

JIm


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I think I already post this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8O5wZAd2z4

Yeah, but it never gets old watching it.

JIm

Yeah, you GOTTA love that one. Met him one day many years ago. He was picking up his grandson (I worked with him). What a great guy. Sooo sorry he's gone.

Teamwork- A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.


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Than Man, the Myth, the Legend! RIP!

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


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(@kcfenderfan)
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Makes me wanna go and buy an LP! Ouch....GAS.......

Jim


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Man, I didn't know that! Woulda played the song I wrote as a result of the SSG for him if I'd known. ;-)

Take care,

Casey


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