Julien's Auctions has announced its "Property From The Estate of Les Paul" auction, which will take place June 8 and 9 at Julien's facility in Beverly Hills, California. The sale will include property equipment, memorabilia and instruments that span Paul’s career from his days as Rhubarb Red to his weekly Monday night concerts at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.
The Pawn Stars guys couldn't believe their luck when the nephew of singer Mary Ford walked into their shop with a piece of history: a cream 1961 Gibson SG that was once owned by guitar innovator, and Ford's ex-husband, Les Paul.
As we've previously reported, Marshall Crenshaw will perform at New York's Iridium Jazz Club on October 29, 30 and 31 to honor the unsung heroes of the Gibson Les Paul. The Iridium was the late Les Paul's home for more than a decade, and Crenshaw will perform with the guitar giant's band, The Les Paul Trio.
Marshall Crenshaw may be known for a lot of things, but slacker isn't one of them. Some readers may not be aware of Crenshaw’s portrayal of John Lennon in the off-Broadway hit Beatlemania, but they might remember him as Buddy Holly in the Ritchie Valens biopic La Bamba, which starred Lou Diamond Philips.
Beginning tonight -- Monday, August 22 -- with Albert Lee and John Jorgenson's performance with The Les Paul Trio, The Iridium Jazz Club in New York City is giving people around the world a chance to check out what Guitar World magazine calls "the city's — if not the country's — new home of the guitar."
On August 14, the Iridium Jazz Club in New York will air a never-before-broadcast Les Paul memorial show on their Livestream channel. The concert, which was filmed in 2009 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, features Zakk Wylde, Charlie Daniels, Steve Miller and more. Here's an exclusive video of Wylde's performance of Leon Russell's "A Song For You" from that show.
As previously reported, Google marked the 96th birthday of electric guitar innovator Les Paul with an interactive guitar graphic on their homepage. Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello just posted this video of himself wishing Les a happy birthday and then playing the "guitar" on Google's homepage.
Les Paul, the creator of the legendary Gibson guitar that bears his name, would have been 96 years old today. To mark his birthday, Google.com have launched an interactive logo, resembling his famous electric guitar model