The music biz lost one of the true greats today. Michael Jackson was a great singer/performer, but Les Paul probably had more impact on the music industry than anyone this century. He was a great guitarist and had a great recording career, yes. But he also invented multi-track recording, tape echo, and the ELECTRIC FREAKIN’ GUITAR!The man originated the concept of ‘think outside the box.’ He also created what is arguably the greatest guitar of all time, the one that bears his name, the Gibson Les Paul.
So without Les, there would be no sophistication in modern recording, or the echo sounds that have become such an integral part of what we hear in music. Yea, maybe that’s the geek in me coming out, but what you may not realize is that, without Les Paul. There would be no Rock and Roll. Period. With Les in mind, I decided to try to think outside the box with today’s photograph and use some of the tools at my disposal that I rarely play with. Les, keep rockin’ on!