Les Paul: Remembering a Guitar Hero

Friday, August 14, 2009

Les Paul, the man known as "the father of the electric guitar,” passed away yesterday at the age of 94. Paul was inducted in to the Inventors Hall of Fame in 2005 for the innovations he brought to the science of recording. We speak to three-time Grammy nominated recording engineer Mark Rubel about the legacy Les Paul leaves behind.

Guests:

Mark Rubel

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher

Contributors:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [2]

JRElliott

Err... I don't really think the use of the word "hero" here is meaning to imply that Mr Paul was heroic in any sense of the word. I think it was intended as a popular "culture" reference to the music video game Guitar Hero. If you have a problem with this use of the word "hero" you may want to take it up with Neversoft, the developer / publisher.

Mar. 10 2011 09:45 AM
Dana Franchitto

Why are you all throwing the word "hero" around so loosely? he wasn't a "hero" he's a mentor and a teacher to all who will listen. Keep the discourse free of cliches, please.

Aug. 14 2009 12:07 PM

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