My dad, Bo Snr, has asked me to post this in honour of Les Paul (1915-2009) who passed away yesterday aged 94. He is credited with developing one of the first solid-body electric guitars, which went on sale in 1952 and contributed to the birth of rock.
Without him there would be no Pink Floyd, no Guns n Roses, no ZZ top, no Joe Satriani, no Clapton, no U2, no Beatles, I think you get the picture of how big an influence he was/is within the music industry. Type in his name in Google and more often than not pictures of guitars will appear rather than himself.
I’d encourage everyone to have a gander at Les Paul’s truly remarkable life here.
So, when were you introduced to your first bit of rock n roll? You haven’t? Well, there’s not much point in reading this post really, as I am asking everyone for their favourite guitar solo clips, rock n roll clips and any music memories that changed your life.
Plectrums at the ready…..