Just heard this news, and it made me feel sad. But really - how sad can it be, we all have to die sooner or later and few people make such a great contribution to the world as Les Paul gave to MUSIC. He was 94!!!
Where would rock and roll be today without his innovative mind and the amazing technology and guitars he created!!!!
Here's a quote that seems to sum up a lot of how he thought:
I'm not sure what my thoughts on the afterlife are...BUT, if there is a heaven I can only imagine the party going on right now as all of the great rock guitarists that are "gone but not forgotten" surround Les and rock out!
He admired the places guitarists and engineers took his inventions, but he said there was nothing to replace good, old-fashioned elbow grease and soul."I learned a long time ago that one note can go a long way if it's the right one," he said in 2002, "and it will probably whip the guy with 20 notes."
p.s. the project I referred to the other day is my blog referenced above. I actually thought I would have if "finished" until I realized I never will. It does have a new look, please check it out.