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Rest In Peace, Les Paul!


Caevan O’Shite

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As they say, a cold shot.

Well, there's not much I can say about LP as a musician, record producer or inventor that others haven't but there is one thing that I said here:

https://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/2105311/gonew/1/RIP_Les_Paul#UNREAD

that I'll repeat...

 

I would like to mention a way he, or his life, directly affected me & undoubtedly others...but in a way you might not expect.

 

As a child, in the mid-1950s, I broke my left arm smack through the elbow, totally mangling the joint. My father, fairly well-off & with connections to some of the best doctors in Detroit, had them set & reset the fracture several times.

 

Finally they determined it would have to be left "frozen" in position.

 

My father, however, knew of work done by some doctors in Chicago following the accident that LP had suffered years earlier & had them flown to Detroit to work on my arm, which was successfully set to allow full mobility (though it still has an alarming angle when held "straight").

 

Later, as my musical aspirations developed, that made it possible for me to become a guitarist.

 

Sometime our lives affect others in ways we never know.

 

 

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"...I would like to mention a way he, or his life, directly affected me & undoubtedly others...but in a way you might not expect..."

 

That is so cool and serendipitous, d! Thanks for posting that.

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

~ Caevan James-Michael Miller-O'Shite ~

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Ordered Chester and Lester as soon as I heard the news...sorry to see such an icon pass away...I will truly miss him and am glad GP did some articles about him...he inspired many a guitar man and made one of the best guitars the world has ever known (wish I had never sold my LP deluxe)...RIP Les
Take care, Larryz
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Les Paul tells the story, that he invented the electric guitar in 1941!!!!!! It took him 10 years to convince a company to build it! Unbelievable...

Here's the interview:

 

RIP Les

There is no cure for GAS!

 

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