Skip to comments.Les Paul honored by musical Google Doodle
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.
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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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.
Some radio host today put it beautifully......
Google honors the birth of the guitar....But, refuses to honor Memorial Day.
Chet Atkins with Les Paul
The two innovators that brought us all of today’s guitar players.
That is excellent. Thank you!
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.
Ted Nugent and The Les Paul Trio- Johnny B Goode
All your base are belong to Les Paul.
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’.
If that was you listening back then, thank you for your service to our country.
Absolutely the coolest thing I’ve seen on the net.
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.
Johnny Smith did not need Les Paul-like gadgetry to be fabulous.
is this a Les Paul?
lol- one more
Try this and guess who taught her...
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.
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.
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.
Good way to start the morning!
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