Thursday, August 13, 2009

Les Paul

I think this quote from Keith Richards pretty much sums up the importance of the late Les Paul:
"It has to be said, we must all own up that without Les Paul, generations of flash little punks like us would be in jail or cleaning toilets. This man, by his genius, made the road that we still travel today. I don't know how he did it, but I'm so grateful he did."

Famous Les Paul Players:
Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Pete Townshend, Slash, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Paul McCartney, Frank Zappa, Don Felder, Lindsey Buckingham, Peter Green, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Neal Schon of Journey, Nancy Wilson of Heart, and the list goes on and on.

There would not have been rock and roll if it weren't for him.

1 comment:

Whizkid said...

Yeah, he was such a great pioneer in the industry. Not only just for his legendary guitars but also multi-track recording. Not only rock and roll, but jazz and country too.

I, like most kids I knew growing up, always dreamed of owning a Gibson Les Paul.

Post a Comment

Tell me something interesting! Leave a comment or email me: classicrockforthesoul[at]yahoo[dot]com :)