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 King and Johnnie Putman were friends with the music legend for nearly two decades.
Over the years, Steve & Johnnie shared many memories on and off the air with Les Paul. We've collected a few on this page, including several extended interviews, an on-air meeting between Les Paul and Paul Harvey, and photos of Steve and Johnnie with Les.