The day the music (inventor) died

Posted on August 14th, 2009 by Lib

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.

Les-Paul-001

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…..


15 Responses to “The day the music (inventor) died”

  1. BoSnr says:

    I suppose that as this is my post i should be the first
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSyuh-nICgU

  2. BoSnr says:

    That did not work so try this
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZubjXW6wHw

  3. Lib says:

    Well this is my first memory and not a bad one

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX5USg8_1gA

    • Lib,

      When I first read your question, I immediately thought of Layla or anything by Eric Clapton…not that it was my first memory which I don’t know…music has been all around me since I was born. But, the second is Carlos Santana.

      httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uItwS66qIuk
      .-= Clinically Clueless´s last blog .. =-.

  4. Lib says:

    Closely followed by this

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omwpY42J1Fk

  5. “Smoke on the Water” ~ Deep Purple ~ Ritchie Blackmore

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSkj67JEEI8
    .-= Clinically Clueless´s last blog .. =-.

  6. BoSnr says:

    Then again an acoustic can be played
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2BOApUvFpw&feature=related

  7. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejw0UxE5eCw

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB_qmRjetdE

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6NI4n8A2L8

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsmC1zrpwfQ
    .-= Clinically Clueless´s last blog .. =-.

  8. Jim says:

    THanks for sharing these folks…

    I’d never heard of Les Paul and the influence he had on guitars….

    How about some speed guitar?

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THXCi3H3NzM

  9. Prob’y John Squire of the Stone Roses.
    .-= O’DB in the Forest´s last blog ..Lib and Kathleen are now friends =-.

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