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Posted: 13 Aug 09, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not official yet but early reports say he has passed at 94
Very sad, but good inings I guess

Great guy will be sadly missed.

OK not Queen news but kinda Queen related ish...


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Posted: 13 Aug 09, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/13/obit.les.paul/

Looks like it's official... :(
He was certainly a genius... Not only for the Les Paul guitars, but also for his great music and for his experiments in the studio - his work certainly influenced Queen, especially Brian.


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Posted: 13 Aug 09, 14:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is a clip of Brian playing alongside Les on some tv show.

Brian And Les Paul

For those that dont know, Les Paul was the guy who invented multitrack recording and was doing multi part guitar harmonies way before Brian did.


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Posted: 13 Aug 09, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gee, that was a great clip but much too short. I'll certainly give him his due, though I've never been a big fan of the Les Paul sound, but I love it when Brian does blues.


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Posted: 13 Aug 09, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was there the night that Brian played with Les at "Fat Tuesday's", and kept getting the sense from Brian that he did not feel that he was worthy, to be on a stage with Les Paul.  Brian kept shaking his head and Les kept encouraging Brian, that he was doing fine.  They did two short numbers, but it was wonderful to see the two of them together.  For an added bonus, after Brian left the stage, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter from the Doobie Bros. and Steely Dan, and Al DiMeola also came on stage to play with Les.....a lot of good guitar that night....and what most people don't realize is that Les Pual had to completely reteach himself how to play guitar after suffering from debillitating arthritis, and he was still brilliant.


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Posted: 13 Aug 09, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very sad news. A great man left this world.
Mr. Mercury, thanks for the video- very interesting to watch.

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Posted: 13 Aug 09, 22:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wish I'd been there!

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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A legend from numerous angles.

On top of creating the solid-body electric guitar, let's not forget he pioneered multi-track recording.  How many people could say their inventions have touched literally every person in the western world?  Unless someone has never heard a piece of recorded music from the last 50 years.


RIP, Les.  You changed the world.

Everyone should hear the brilliance of the Lester and Chester (Chet Atkins) album.  Recommended listening to anyone who is still convinced that any rock guitarist is the "best guitarist of all time."  Amazing as Brian is, he had every right to feel a bit uneasy playing with Les Paul.  Most guitarists wouldn't have even had the nerve to come on stage.




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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



rschoorl wrote:

I was there the night that Brian played with Les at "Fat Tuesday's", and kept getting the sense from Brian that he did not feel that he was worthy, to be on a stage with Les Paul.  Brian kept shaking his head and Les kept encouraging Brian, that he was doing fine.  They did two short numbers, but it was wonderful to see the two of them together.  For an added bonus, after Brian left the stage, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter from the Doobie Bros. and Steely Dan, and Al DiMeola also came on stage to play with Les.....a lot of good guitar that night....and what most people don't realize is that Les Pual had to completely reteach himself how to play guitar after suffering from debillitating arthritis, and he was still brilliant.


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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

 Les Paul
    a Great legend in so many ways . and  Mary Fords  Vocals.............Stunning .




   


       
          


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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



City-in-the-Sun wrote:

 Les Paul
    a Great legend in so many ways . and  Mary Fords  Vocals.............Stunning .  


        
          




I loved Mary's singing on Vaya Con Dios....... really nice without being too sugary and on the ball





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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Multitracking , ahhhh the joy of mixing sounds......