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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 02:43 PM
Very cool and irregardless of what many think of the RRHOF, Les Paul definitely deserves this honor and more !!!!

http://music.sympatico.msn.ca/newsandfeatures/contentposting_news.aspx?feed name=cp-entertainment&showbyline=true&newsitemid=67747036&pagen umber=1

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will honour music innovator Les Paul

Joe Milicia, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CLEVELAND - The will pay tribute to the "father of the electric guitar" this fall.

Les Paul will be honoured at the annual American Music Masters series, a weeklong event that begins Nov. 10, Rock Hall officials said Tuesday. A tribute concert - artists will be named later - is scheduled Nov. 15 at Cleveland's State Theater.

Paul, 93, is hoping to attend, said Rock Hall president Terry Stewart.

"You have an inductee who in some ways maybe has had one of the biggest influences of all our inductees with the creation of his solid-body guitar, overdubbing . . . not to mention his musical styling and his ability to play," Stewart said.

"He's become an idol and an icon to people in the rock world, as well as people in jazz and popular music."

Paul began playing guitar as a child and by 13 was performing semiprofessionally as a country-music guitarist. He later made his mark as a jazz-pop musician, recording hits like "How High the Moon" with his wife, singer Colleen Summers.

He built a solid-body electric guitar in 1941 - an invention born from his frustration that audiences were unable to hear him play.

In 1952, Gibson introduced the Les Paul model, which became the instrument of choice for musicians such as Duane Allman, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.

"It's not just his innovation and his musical playing, but sort of the residual effects of that guitar," Stewart said. "It's become the beginning point for so many people in music, particularly rock music."

Paul still performs weekly at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. He was inducted into the early influence category of the Rock Hall in 1988.

Paul is only the second living recipient of the annual American Music Masters award, which began in 1996 to pay tribute to artists who helped change American culture.

Jerry Lee Lewis was the first living recipient in 2007. Past recipients include Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters and Sam Cooke.


Would be a freakin' awesome show to see !!

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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 02:53 PM
Thought he was already in....its about time

 

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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 02:55 PM
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Very cool and irregardless of what many think of the RRHOF, Les Paul definitely deserves this honor and more !!!!

http://music.sympatico.msn.ca/newsandfeatures/contentposting_news.aspx?feed name=cp-entertainment&showbyline=true&newsitemid=67747036&pagen umber=1

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will honour music innovator Les Paul

Joe Milicia, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CLEVELAND - The will pay tribute to the "father of the electric guitar" this fall.

Les Paul will be honoured at the annual American Music Masters series, a weeklong event that begins Nov. 10, Rock Hall officials said Tuesday. A tribute concert - artists will be named later - is scheduled Nov. 15 at Cleveland's State Theater.

Paul, 93, is hoping to attend, said Rock Hall president Terry Stewart.

"You have an inductee who in some ways maybe has had one of the biggest influences of all our inductees with the creation of his solid-body guitar, overdubbing . . . not to mention his musical styling and his ability to play," Stewart said.

"He's become an idol and an icon to people in the rock world, as well as people in jazz and popular music."

Paul began playing guitar as a child and by 13 was performing semiprofessionally as a country-music guitarist. He later made his mark as a jazz-pop musician, recording hits like "How High the Moon" with his wife, singer Colleen Summers.

He built a solid-body electric guitar in 1941 - an invention born from his frustration that audiences were unable to hear him play.

In 1952, Gibson introduced the Les Paul model, which became the instrument of choice for musicians such as Duane Allman, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.

"It's not just his innovation and his musical playing, but sort of the residual effects of that guitar," Stewart said. "It's become the beginning point for so many people in music, particularly rock music."

Paul still performs weekly at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. He was inducted into the early influence category of the Rock Hall in 1988.

Paul is only the second living recipient of the annual American Music Masters award, which began in 1996 to pay tribute to artists who helped change American culture.

Jerry Lee Lewis was the first living recipient in 2007. Past recipients include Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters and Sam Cooke.


Would be a freakin' awesome show to see !!

Later, Karen

Hi Karen! I love my necklace. I am so glad that they are doing this while Les is still living. Too many awards are given like this after artists pass. I think you had a pretty good view of the two 59' Les Paul's at DTE Derek, and Warren were playing! Kevin

 

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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 02:59 PM
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Thought he was already in....its about time


Yes he was inducted into a different category previously...

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He was inducted into the early influence category of the Rock Hall in 1988.



 

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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 03:35 PM
Long overdue.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2008 at 02:37 PM
they should honor him every year

 

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  posted on 9/4/2008 at 02:43 PM
I think this must be some additional recognition or something. He's already got an entire enclosed in glass display there that stretches about 25 feet long on the third floor. How is it possible he is not already in.

 

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