Les Paul, “the wizard of Waukesha” who invented the solid body electric guitar and multi-track recording, died today at the age of 94. Here’s a piece from the t.v. show he had with his wife, vocalist Mary Ford.
A couple of years ago, PBS’s “American Masters” did a great documentary on Paul called “Chasing Sound”. No doubt they’ll be running it again soon, so be on the lookout. Even if you don’t care a whit about electric guitars, this portrait of an indefatigable man who found his calling is thoroughly entertaining.