Thursday, August 13, 2009

Les Paul June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009

Les Paul was a legendary musician. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar, which "made the sound of rock and roll possible." He is credited with many recording innovations, including overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects, and multitrack recording.

I have a personal memory of a man who equally paid attention to everyone who approached him. Gentleman. Great talent on the guitar and inside of a guitar. Class act. Someone to emulate in life.

These photos have been taken on Dec 13 and Dec 18, 2007. First one at the ASCAP Awards from my hand and last one taken by Dino Rulli after the concert on Broadway. Are we lucky to witness it or what.

Danas je umro Les Paul, otac elektricne gitare i visekanalnog snimanja.

Takvi ljudi su stvorili bazu americke glazbe koja se i dan danas slusa i u upotrebi je. Les je temelj ne samo americke vec i svjetske glazbene bastine. Bio je pazljiv prema svim sugovornicima, bez obzira na moc i vaznost. Imam prelijepa sjecanja na njega i njegovu obitelj. Pravi gentelman.

Nenad N. Bach
New York 13 Kolovoz, 2009

Just came back from Croatia. It will take some time to publish "few" of the photos. Intense two months.