The World is a much quieter place without him.... RIP dear Les.
"His zest for performing, his openness to new genres and, especially, his ability to adapt after endless physical setbacks--a shattered arm, a heart attack, arthritic hands--were inspirational.
A near-electrocution should have cured his youthful passion for invention. A car crash should have ended his brilliant guitar career decades ago. Instead, it produced genuine American folklore: Les told doctors to set his broken wing into permanent guitar-playing position."
Julius and Felix share Les Paul's birthday, June 9. We went to visit him at the Iridium, we will never forget this small man with a huge presence, clear and sparkling eyes, wonderful sense of humor.