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Les Paul 100 year anniversary!

Hey all,

Today on the 9th of June 2015, the legend Mr Les Paul would have turned 100 years old. As you might know he wasn't just the godfather/inventor of the electric guitar but also the pioneer and inventor of the multi-track recording and overdubbing, which were both enormous milestones in the history of music recording.

Les passed away in 2009 at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy of great guitar playing, guitars and inventions. He is missed by many but his memory lives on forever.

I had the pleasure of knowing Les and at his 91st birthday concert at Iridium NYC in June 2006, I was invited to perform a few songs with him along famous guests like Jose Feliciano.

We played two songs together "I can't give you anything but love" and "Body and Soul". This is an evening I will never forget and it meant a lot to me to have shared the stage with such a legend.

Les was very kind and supportive and was introducing me to the audience by saying something like "listen to this guy and you will learn" :)

We were hanging out before and after the concerts and Les shared many of his famous stories from the old days when he was hanging out with Django Reinhardt and Charlie Parker.

Even at age 91 he still played great and continued to wow the audience with his music and humour. This picture of us was taken backstage at Iridium between the first and the second set.

Cheers to the memory of Mr Les Paul, we are all thankful for your life long devotion to guitars and music!

Regards Andreas