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Les Paul honored by musical Google Doodle
csmonitor ^ | June 9, 2011 | Jacob Turcotte

Posted on 06/09/2011 5:56:37 PM PDT by perfect stranger

Google has replaced its homepage logo today with an interactive doodle commemorating the birthday of Les Paul, the father of the solid-body electric guitar. Paul's inventions shaped the sound of rock and roll.

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Google's Doodle today pays tribute to both sides of Paul's career. The site's logo has been turned into a playable guitar on which you can strum any song (as long as it's in C-Major), with your mouse or keyboard. There's also a recording device so you can share your masterpieces with others.

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TOPICS: History; Hobbies; Humor; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: lespaul
This is what I suspect Les Paul would have to say to Google for ignoring Memorial Day.


1 posted on 06/09/2011 5:56:41 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Absolute genius. I remember reading an interview with him in the mid nineties about his efforts to develop a music playback system with no moving parts. Innovative until the end.

And for what it’s worth “How High the Moon” still gives me chills.


2 posted on 06/09/2011 6:00:27 PM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: perfect stranger

Some radio host today put it beautifully......

Google honors the birth of the guitar....But, refuses to honor Memorial Day.


3 posted on 06/09/2011 6:04:31 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: TheVitaminPress

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByGsHTlKmWk

Chet Atkins with Les Paul

The two innovators that brought us all of today’s guitar players.


4 posted on 06/09/2011 6:10:08 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: perfect stranger

That is excellent. Thank you!


5 posted on 06/09/2011 6:24:06 PM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: perfect stranger

Doodle nicely done. But that Les Paul guy . . . what a greedy capitalist. How dare he enjoy wealth as a result of his own hard work and innovation.


6 posted on 06/09/2011 7:01:41 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: Blue Highway

ping


7 posted on 06/09/2011 7:05:14 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Ted Nugent and The Les Paul Trio- Johnny B Goode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN3RjmMxKkE


8 posted on 06/09/2011 7:07:24 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: perfect stranger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foXSXOAfB4U

All your base are belong to Les Paul.


9 posted on 06/09/2011 7:10:59 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: TheVitaminPress

Back in 1950, AFN (American Forces Network) in Heidelberg, Germany started their morning program at 0700 hrs with Les Paul’s ‘The World is waiting for the Sunrise’.


10 posted on 06/09/2011 7:16:09 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

If that was you listening back then, thank you for your service to our country.


11 posted on 06/09/2011 7:22:17 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: perfect stranger

Absolutely the coolest thing I’ve seen on the net.


12 posted on 06/09/2011 7:28:53 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Hating *me* won't make *you* handsome, intelligent, straight, male *or* white.)
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To: stevio

Les Paul was great, but at that same time period there was an even better guitarist (IMO) by the name of Johnny Smith.

He played AFN’s theme song ‘Moonlight in Vermont’ for the Wednesday’s night jazz program called ‘Cool Castle’. It had the name because it was broadcast from a castle in Heidelberg. After the intro, there was an hour of the most fabulous jazz ever created on this planet — Parker, Dizzy, Kenton, Tristano, Konitz, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCp3Rlg8aP4

Johnny Smith did not need Les Paul-like gadgetry to be fabulous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoEDu00GCJE&feature=related


13 posted on 06/09/2011 7:45:07 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: perfect stranger

is this a Les Paul?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrh8FGaBiyE


14 posted on 06/09/2011 7:49:45 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: chicken head

lol- one more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeXqtzusIU0


15 posted on 06/09/2011 7:54:21 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: the invisib1e hand

Very cool!!!


16 posted on 06/09/2011 7:54:36 PM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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To: perfect stranger
The 1959 Les Paul standard truly the most beautiful and coveted electric guitar in the world
17 posted on 06/09/2011 8:03:36 PM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: perfect stranger

Try this and guess who taught her...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Df09Sodpk&feature=related

Later on in life he broke his arm and told the doctor if it’s really bad cast it like I’m holding a guitar so I can still play.


18 posted on 06/09/2011 8:29:34 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: chicken head
No, neither of those guitars can be called 'Les Paul'

Jogn Fogarty is playing a Rickenbacher, and his broter is playing something that looks like a Guild, but in no way in that video are they playing Gibson brand "Les Paul" guitars.

19 posted on 06/09/2011 10:00:22 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: erod
The 1959 Les Paul standard truly the most beautiful and coveted electric guitar in the world

This point could be argued until we are bored with citing different sources. But the 55-56 Les Paul is truly the classic. It's got the soapbars.


20 posted on 06/09/2011 10:26:30 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: 353FMG

Good way to start the morning!


21 posted on 06/10/2011 4:33:13 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: perfect stranger
That's a great guitar, but being a huge Zeppelin fan Jimmy Page defines the Les Paul for me that's why the 59 is my favorite.
22 posted on 06/10/2011 10:48:39 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: perfect stranger
That's a great guitar, but being a huge Zeppelin fan Jimmy Page defines the Les Paul for me that's why the 59 is my favorite.
23 posted on 06/10/2011 10:48:51 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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