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R.I.P Les Paul =( Answered

Les Paul died today, August 13th. The legendary guitarist reached 94 years old before he passed away from respiratory faliure. The guitar, the best gibson guitar and the one that made the rock and roll sound all possible is his namesake, and yet he doesn't get nearly as much media coverage as Michael Jackson. Why? Michael Jackson didn't write most of his material, and Les Paul has revolutionised modern music as it is today. Quincy Jones made it all possible for the singer, and the one with talent who is much older and more talented barely gets a mention on the morning radio. Here, I pay homage to a fellow guitarist, and inspiration.

R.I.P Les Paul! =(

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Rock Soldier

10 years ago

Micheal Jackson, Billy Mays, the one women(What's her name) And know Les Paul. Who's next?

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The JamalamRock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

Farrah Fawcet... and I don't know :( It's all happening this year lol...

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NYPAThe Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

I'll get a pair of earplugs and a bazooka. Nobodies perfec... ( drops down dies from bullet wound.)

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barraxThe Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

wait for them to get on live TV first (together - concert), then, boom! drop bombs on their puny little heads.

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Matt21497The Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

Try for something a little more strong then knex It will get the job done nice and good.

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DJ RadioRock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

Les paul ruined the fad! The fad was that all celebrities 50 yrs old die this year. Nevermind....

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FlumpkinsDJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

Seriously, Dj, get a life. Ever since the death of MJ you have been so happy that all these celebrities are dying. IT'S NOT FUNNY, GOOD, OR HAPPY.

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DJ RadioFlumpkins

Reply 10 years ago

Do you think Im laughing at their deaths? Youre wrong. I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH PEOPLE MISUNDERSTAND ME!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS??????????????????????????????????????????

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FlumpkinsDJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

No wtf is wrong with you? It's the way your wording everything. Your acting like a death is nothing. You not caring. And even if you don't care, don't express it. Just don't comment.

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DJ RadioFlumpkins

Reply 10 years ago

I am like this because I know for a fact that everyone dies at some point. Sure its sad, BUT I GET OVER IT. Do we post a forum topic for every single person who has died, isnt related to the poster, and the poster doesnt know that well? No, no we dont. I may be sounding insensitive here, but I don't care. I have a point to make first.

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FlumpkinsDJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

Uhhmm... we do get over it. You just can't handle the fact, that it's becoming so frequent, that most people can't stop mourning.

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NYPA

10 years ago

Les Paul, we salute you!

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Flumpkins

10 years ago

R.I.P. Thank god the Gibson Les Paul was invented.

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The Jamalam

10 years ago

As you so crudely put it.

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Kiteman

10 years ago

Sad.

Also slightly sad that he couldn't persuade people to stick with his prototype's brick-shape.

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skunkbait

10 years ago

This is sad. He influenced all Rock and Roll (and derivative types of music), more than most people can imagine.

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ajleece

10 years ago

(A moment's silence)

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silentassasin21

10 years ago

he was a great man with great talent and he died at an old age so he lived a good long life

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silentassasin21bigdylan91

Reply 10 years ago

i said he died at a old age i didnt say he died because of it next time read it over AGAIN

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whatsisfacebigdylan91

Reply 10 years ago

Which part of silentassasin21's comment do you think is wrong?

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cormac3050

10 years ago

Rock In Peace Les Paul... :'(

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SeMi_AuToMaTic

10 years ago

RIP Les Paul. Gone but never forgotten....

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foxtrot4697

10 years ago

R.I.P Les Paul, you were one of my fav guitarists

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lemonie

10 years ago

Another one... I wouldn't have known otherwise. L

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The Jamalamlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Precisely; the media doesn't recognise talent! The more popular or widely known someone is, the more media coverage (s)he gets. Les paul sadly wasn't known as widely as Michael Jackson, or even that Billy Mays guy. Probably because he was a jazz player, and as my jazz band teacher says: "In rock, you play 3 chords to thousands of people. In Jazz, you play a thousand chords to 3 people".

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gmoonThe Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

While I personally think comparing the two is an insult to Les Paul, it's silly to compare the media coverage of any two deaths. If you use mass media as your yard stick for personal or artistic worth, you'll be doomed to a lifetime of disappointment. Indeed, I don't think that's the role media should, or does play.

For one thing, LP just died yesterday and I've seen reports on three major news networks.

For another, MJ not only sold a ton of music, his life was a circus of the weird. Scandal, drug use, parental abuse, sexual allegations, etc.

I'm sick to death of it, but his story is a perfect media storm.

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knex mad

10 years ago

brilliant guy R.I.P

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knex obsessed

10 years ago

i got guitar hero 3 legends of rock and the guitar you get is a les paul one R.I.P

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ItsTheHobbs

10 years ago

Oh no! I didn't know he died! Rest In Peace.

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strato96

10 years ago

truly rest in peace Les Paul.:(

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gmoon

10 years ago

Great songwriter, great inventor, great guitarist. Cool guy. Speaking as an owner of a '73 Les Paul, he's already missed...

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caitlinsdad

10 years ago

He was truly a maker. Guitars, multitrack recording, effects,...