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  • Guitar Legend Les Paul Dies At Age 94

    Guitar Legend Les Paul Dies At Age 94
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Les Paul, the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died on Thursday. He was 94. According to Gibson Guitar, Paul...
  • Electric Guitar Innovator Les Paul Dies At 94

    Electric Guitar Innovator Les Paul Dies At 94
    Les Paul, the virtuoso guitarist, entertainer and relentless innovator whose drive to produce the sounds he wanted from his recordings and instruments helped pave the way for rock 'n' roll, died today. He was 94. Paul died of complications from pneumonia...
  • Remembering Les Paul

    Remembering Les Paul
    Les Paul, the virtuoso guitarist, entertainer and relentless innovator whose drive to produce the sounds he wanted from his recordings and instruments helped pave the way for rock 'n' roll, died Wednesday August 12th, 2009. He was 94. WGN Radio's Steve...
  • Steve and Johnnie Schedule - August 24th

    Don't forget that, in addition to this blog, you can find us on  Twitter, on Facebook and our Yahoo group.  SUNDAY NIGHT/MONDAY MORNING: If you're a fan of "old school" R&B, you're gonna love the album our New Music Monday Magic Laser lands on tonight!...
  • Steve and Johnnie Schedule - August 31st

    Don't forget that, in addition to this blog, you can find us on  Twitter, on Facebook and our Yahoo group.  As always, any breaking news means we go where we need to but, at the moment, here's some of what's on our plate for this week. SUNDAY NIGHT/...
  • Steve and Johnnie Schedule - September 7th

    Don't forget to submit your photos for our Monthly Photo Challenge and remember that, in addition to this blog, you can find us on  Twitter, on Facebook and our Yahoo group.  SUNDAY NIGHT/MONDAY MORNING: Our New Music Monday magic laser lands on...
  • Les Paul: The name lives on

     
    by Mark Silva and updated (hear the master below....) The name lives on, but the man is gone. Les Paul, a performer and inventor whose handicraft has given generations of musicians the sound they wanted, died today. He was 94.......
  • How music became an industry: on 'Selling Sounds'

     
    Among the fascinating examples of early music-industry advertising reproduced in "Selling Sounds," the most striking is a 1913 image that pairs a photograph of legendary tenor Enrico Caruso, costumed for "Aida," with one of his Victor Red Seal recordings....
  • Quest for the perfect guitar

     
    It may not be an Arthurian tale of Sir Percival in pursuit of the Holy Grail, but Tony Bacon???s "Million Dollar Les Paul" (Jawbone: 288 pp., $19.95 paper) is still about a romantic quest. The object of his interest? The......
  • Who will be crowned 'King of the Blues'?

     
    Who knows what kind of deal with the devil the top five contestants in the Guitar Center-sponsored 'King of the Blues' contest have rigged up, but who wouldn't sell their soul for a title like that? Not to mention the $25,000 in cash, a reissue of a...
  • Duane Eddy tops Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival

     
    The influential rock guitarist leads a lineup in Anaheim that also includes 'Honeyboy' Edwards. One of the musical highlights in recent years of the National Assn. of Music Merchants’annual trade show, now under way in Anaheim, has been Deke Dickersonâ€...