Rest in peace
One of Wisconsin’s greatest heroes, the legendary Wizard of Waukesha, Les Paul, has died at the age of 94.
Words fail us in our attempts to pay tribute to this pioneering genius of the solid-body guitar, multi-track recording and phenomenal six-string sorcery. Luckily, when all else fails, there’s YouTube.
Here are a few favorites that have moved us to tears today.
With Mary Ford, “The World is Waiting for the Sunrise,” from their 1953 TV show:
And in a 1997 Coors beer commercial:
We’ve also enjoyed this great 2007 NPR retrospective (ears only).
He will be missed.