|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Category: Early Influence
Inducted in: 1988
Inducted by: Jeff Beck
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1988 (ranked #6 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .
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This is an inductee who is definitely worth looking into...metalsmith, check this out! He and Leo Fender basically invented the electric guitar, plus over-dubbing, multi-track recording, came up with some of the first "effects" pedals, etc... Plus, he was a wicked player in his own right!
Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 17:43pm
Django Reinhardt was also a true guitar original, He was a bonafide gypsy, and if you notice he primarily used only two fingers on his left hand (it was severely burned in a fire when he was young), but he was a fiery player.
Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 17:56pm
I'm sorry...THIS is the Django Reinhardt video!!
Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 18:04pm
I can't believe nobody else has been to this page. We probably wouldn't even have rock and roll without Les Paul.
Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 18:56pm
That assumption probably isn't too far off the mark...he definitely made a very profound impact. I don't think he even realized the MONSTER he was helping to create...lol!!!
Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 19:44pm
If a guitar is named after you, you have to be good and of course he was good.
Posted by Mike on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 16:25pm
Mike...Les Paul's contributions are a little more involved than just having a guitar named after him. Look into his history,,,you'll be totally amazed!
Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 17:42pm
Posted by mrxzy on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 10:38am
RIP Les Paul
Posted by akeem on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 14:38pm
RIP Les, Thanks for everything you have done for music.
Posted by Brian on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 15:09pm
This is a sad day for the music world. Rest in peace Les Paul.
Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 15:13pm
R.I.P. Les Paul
Posted by Steve Z on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 15:27pm
Les Paul isn't a legend...he is THE legend! I am eternally grateful for everything you did. Rest well, old friend. You always will be...
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 08.13.09 @ 16:50pm
RIP, Les. And thank you.
Posted by Philip on Friday, 08.14.09 @ 23:06pm
Jimmy Page had this to say about Les Paul: "He is the man who started everything. He is a genius."
Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 02.27.13 @ 13:02pm
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