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"The music industry has lost a giant! I'm very saddened by the news of Les Paul's passing.I was lucky enough to have known Les as a friend, and admired him as a musician and innovator.He forever changed the way we listen to music."
(via the Associated Press)
Said Kiss' Paul Stanley: "The name Les Paul is iconic and is known by aspiring and virtuoso guitar players worldwide. That guitar is the cornerstone of a lot of great music that has been made in the last 50 years."
inventor of multitrack recording, as well as various unique effects
that are such a huge part of the music we love, is a testament to his
importance in the music world. Of course we can never forget his
creation of the solid body electric guitar with his name adorned on
the headstock beneath the Gibson logo! He loved playing music, and
respected all the great musicians that used the instrument he made
iconic. Les, you will be missed but never forgotten."
Les Paul passed away Thursday, August 13 in White Plains, NY. Les Paul was not only a musician/guitarist but an inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits. Les Paul was 94. RIP Les.