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Old 08-13-09, 03:37 PM   #121
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Re: Les Paul Has Died at 94

RIP Les. Thanks for everything you did for all of us..
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Old 08-13-09, 03:39 PM   #122
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Les had an amazing life, long and fruitful, thank you for everything!

Les Paul will live on in each one of us.
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Old 08-13-09, 03:48 PM   #123
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Requiescat In Pace. Thank you, Les. You'll be missed. :(
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Old 08-13-09, 03:59 PM   #124
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Rest In Peace Les Paul.
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Old 08-13-09, 04:42 PM   #125
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RIP, Les Paul...You Will be missed!
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Old 08-13-09, 04:54 PM   #126
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R.I.P Les Paul
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Old 08-13-09, 05:00 PM   #127
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I saw the man at a demo in Falls Church, VA in '74. My buddy worked their so i got to see him in private and he signed my truss cover with a nail. Still have it on my 68 GT! The guy was a true legend and we owe him a lot of happiness. I'll be playin in his honor!
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Old 08-13-09, 05:03 PM   #128
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He had a lot to be proud for. Leave's quite a legacy.
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Old 08-13-09, 05:06 PM   #129
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Challenge:
How did he touch you?

I have already said.
He was the type of man that could dream it up, build it, and not have to brag about it.
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Old 08-13-09, 05:32 PM   #130
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Once in a great while someone comes along who's life is impossible to properly eulogize. I'm so glad to have lived during a piece of his time.
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Old 08-13-09, 05:37 PM   #131
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Once in a great while someone comes along who's life is impossible to properly eulogize. I'm so glad to have lived during a piece of his time.
That's a start.
No words to describe.
Sometimes the gentlest of men are the biggest influences.
Couldn't imagine Les paying out the knockout punch to a bully!
But to touch the world...that is a whole other story.
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Old 08-13-09, 05:44 PM   #132
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Re: Les Paul Has Died at 94

I have 5 lester pauls.
4 are with me...today they weep.
1 is still with dave johnson.
I am sure that it weeps as well.

I feel that with each passing year major pieces of our past are
being taken away from us.

Today all of our guitars gently weep.
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Old 08-13-09, 05:47 PM   #133
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R.I.P. Les Paul. Great player, Innovator, & inventor of things musicians today take for granted. He's the name behind the best guitar ever!
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Old 08-13-09, 05:48 PM   #134
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+1000 jack.
Now we are getting into it.

To be clear, I have not found "mine".
It is out there, somewhere.
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Old 08-13-09, 05:55 PM   #135
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I went to the Iridium today to say good buy I sent dean a pic.

I did get to see him at lest!

thank you George for that.
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Old 08-13-09, 06:03 PM   #136
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Todd,

Was anything going on there?
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Old 08-13-09, 06:09 PM   #137
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94 is a good run. Nothing to be sad about. He probably didn't live as long as he wanted to, but he wanted to as long as he lived. That's something to be happy about. Glad I had the chance to see him play. Glad he graced this planet.
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Old 08-13-09, 06:09 PM   #138
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Been at a loss for words. Proud to say I play a guitar with his name scripted on the headstock. RIP Les.
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Old 08-13-09, 06:19 PM   #139
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Les is gone but will live forever in his and our music!
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Old 08-13-09, 06:31 PM   #140
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RIP Les Paul....and thanks.
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Old 08-13-09, 06:33 PM   #141
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R.I.P. to the inventor of the greatest guitar ever! There should be a salute where everyone that owns a Les Paul plugs in at a specific time simultaniously to be heard around the world in his honor.
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Old 08-13-09, 06:33 PM   #142
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I applaud you Les, thanks for all you have done for the music world. You will be sadly missed by all of us. I still remember watching you and Mary back in the 50's in black and white TV. Thanks for the nice Les Paul guitar also. "RIP"
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The Wizard of Waukesha - rest in peace! Thanks to you my life is filled with guitar tunes.

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Old 08-13-09, 06:55 PM   #144
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Was anything going on there?
I didnt really see they had tree bords out saying RIP and who he was his history but I just found out today.

I was with my GF all week today I was in the naborhood
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There should be a salute where everyone that owns a Les Paul plugs in at a specific time simultaniously to be heard around the world in his honor.
A simultaneous E chord heard round the world would be cool!
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Les Paul....while my guitar gently weeps.
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Old 08-13-09, 08:13 PM   #147
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R.I.P. Les Paul. Great player, Innovator, & inventor of things musicians today take for granted. He's the name behind the best guitar ever!
LOVED that finger i'm seeing Les saying "F@ck U, Grim Ripper!!" in that picture


i was so shocked when my guitar buddy told me about it just now~~

R.I.P., Les, you make ALOT of people happy for the most of the 20th century while you're here, and will continue to do so in the future everytime someone pickup YOUR guitar

**i was just playing alot with my LPC blackbeauty lately and just prop it up on the stand to gaze at her sexy curves... thanks for making these beauties for us, Mr. Paul
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Old 08-13-09, 08:59 PM   #148
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That guy fostered a joy for lifes blood sweat & tears. RIP..Les
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Old 08-13-09, 09:39 PM   #149
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R.I.P.

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i had the privilege to meet him august 13 2007 ! rest in peace lester,you made the world a better place
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Much better than a candle!
What an amazing life. RIP.
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Old 08-13-09, 10:29 PM   #152
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I just heard. Together with Leo Fender, he was one of America's great inventors. Rest in peace Mr Polfus.
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Old 08-13-09, 11:01 PM   #153
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RIP Les...you did a great job !
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Old 08-13-09, 11:11 PM   #154
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This needs to happen!!!

Music would be totally different without the man.
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Old 08-14-09, 01:33 AM   #155
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the dude who did so much for the Rock n Roll cause.
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Old 08-14-09, 05:41 AM   #156
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I was with my GF all week today I was in the naborhood
Cool, thanks for writing back.
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Old 08-14-09, 06:02 AM   #157
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Thank you, Les, for all of your innovations and the guitars that bear your name!

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As others here have said.....what an amazing, wonderful life he had. The places he's been, the people he's met and the contibutions he made that have brought meaning and purpose to our lives.

God keep you, Les.
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Here's is a timeline of his life taken from the Rock Hall of Fame:

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June 9, 1915: Lester William Polsfuss – a.k.a. Les Paul – is born in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

1928: Les Paul begins performing country music as “Rhubarb Red” at the age of 13.

1939: Les Paul’s jazz trio performs at the White House at the request of President Roosevelt.

1941: Les Paul invents the first solidbody electric guitar.

1946: Les Paul temporarily drops out of music to work on a new guitar sound and recording style.

1947: The technique of multitracking is introduced to the world when Les Paul releases his first eight-track recordings.

1948: Les Paul nearly dies when his car skids off a bridge in a snowstorm.

1949: Les Paul marries singer Mary Ford, with whom he forms a highly successful musical duo.

1950: The Les Paul Show, featuring Paul, Ford and rhythm guitarist Eddie Stapleton, debuts on NBC Radio.

1951: “How High the Moon,” by Les Paul and Mary Ford, becomes a #1 single.

1952: The Les Paul gold-top solidbody electric guitar is brought to the market by Gibson Guitars.

1953: “Vaya Con Dios,” by Les Paul and Mary Ford, becomes a #1 single. The song’s title translates as “May God Be With You.”

1954: Les Paul commissions Ampex to build the first eight-track tape recorder. It features a head, designed by Paul, that can record or play back tracks. Paul’s “Sel-Sync” (Selective Synchronization) design becomes the industry standard for 30 years.

1961: Gibson introduces the new Les Paul model, which has design changes made without Paul’s knowledge. At his request, it is renamed the Gibson SG, and the guitarist temporarily drops his endorsement contract with the guitar maker.

1967: Les Paul Now!, which features updated version of the guitarist’s earlier hits, is released on London Records.

1976: Chester and Lester, and album of guitar duets by Les Paul and Chet Atkins, is released on RCA. It will win a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.

1978: Les Paul and Mary Ford are inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

1983: Les Paul receives the Trustees Award from the Recording Academy in recognition of his “significant contributions to the field of reocrding.”

1984: Les Paul begins a Monday-evening residency at a Greenwich Village club called Fat Tuesday, which will continue until 1995.

January 20, 1988: Les Paul is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 3rd annual induction dinner. Jeff Beck is his presenter.

February 2005: Les Paul is inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

June 7, 2005: The Best of the Capitol Masters: 90th Birthday Edition, a remastered collection of Les Paul and Mary Ford’s classic Fifties recordings, is released.

August 30, 2005: American Made/World Played, credited to Les Paul & Friends, is released on Capitol Records. It includes appearances by Eric Clapton, Joe Perry, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Buddy Guy.

May 9, 2007: A film documentary entitled Chasing Sound: Les Paul at 90 debuts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

November 10-15, 2008: Les Paul is honored as the 2008 American Music Master, part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual series.

August 13, 2009: At age 94, Les Paul died of complications from pneumonia at White Plains Hospital.
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