Thursday, August 13, 2009

THE HAT SQUAD: LES PAUL

Les Paul was a giant with the guitar, both as a player and as an innovator; back in the late 1980's, I wanted him to have that big hurrah in the spotlight as the Pappy for the Traveling Wilburys.

We're saluting him at Toobworld Central because he was a television star as well, a member of the League of Themselves with his wife Mary Ford. They appeared in five minute segments sponsored by Listerine; two of which are featured below. There's also a 3-part appearance on a variety show as well.











Its a shame we never find out in that clip why Les Paul had the string around his finger.

As Red Skelton would say, "Good night, and may God bless."

BCnU.....

1 comment:

Mercurie said...

He was definitely one of the greats. I don't think most people realise the impact he has on modern music, even going beyond the solid body, electric guitar.