Thursday, August 20, 2009

Les Is More

Les Paul, the guitarist and musical innovator who was a pioneer of the solid-body electrical guitar, will have one last tour before he is finally laid to rest. Paul, who died on Thursday at 94, was honored Wednesday at an all-star funeral service in New York -- featuring music luminaries as Tony Bennett, Slash, Joan Jett and Richie Sambora -- followed by a reception at the Gibson Showroom in Manhattan. On Friday morning the Discovery World museum in Milwaukee will hold a public viewing that members of Paul’s family are expected to attend, and will feature an exhibition on his life and music, including the guitar he played each week at the Iridium jazz club in Manhattan. Later that day Paul will be buried at a private family service at the Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha, Wis., his hometown. (Via NYT/AP)

The ageless Joan Jett and Slash
Tony Bennett and Richie Sambora

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