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2001-Jun-09: Tribute to Guitar Innovator Les Paul

Even though Les Paul, revered as one of America's great guitarists and recording innovators, turns 86 today, he continues to play with his trio every Monday night at New York City's Iridium jazz club.  Paul McCartney has recognized the Les Paul influence on his style, saying in an interview that he and John Lennon used to open their early gigs at various Liverpool clubs with a rendition of Les Paul's How High the Moon:  "That would get the crowd's attention right away. Everybody was trying to be a Les Paul clone in those days."  

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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