Les Paul: In Memoriam

  title={Les Paul: In Memoriam},
  author={Steve Waksman},
  journal={Popular Music and Society},
  pages={269 - 273}
  • S. Waksman
  • Published 24 March 2010
  • History
  • Popular Music and Society
Les Paul died on 12 August 2009, at the age of ninety-four. Nobody would dispute the fact that his most creative years were well behind him, but just as indisputable was the man’s tireless energy and enthusiasm for playing music. Indeed, Paul was in the midst of a kind of renascence at the time of his death. His 2005 album, American Made World Played, credited to Les Paul and Friends, featured a bevy of high-profile musicians collaborating and paying tribute to the guitarist, and won two Grammy… 


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