Archive for August 13th, 2009

Les Paul Obituary

Thursday, August 13th, 2009


Les Paul, guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock ‘n’ roll, dies at 94


 Les Paul

Inventor and guitarist Les Paul was featured on “American Masters: Les Paul: Chasing Sound.” He died at 94. (Chris Lentz / PBS)


The virtuoso picker influenced a generation of guitarists and had a series of hits in the ’50s with wife Mary Ford. He invented an early solid-body electric guitar and pioneered new recording methods.


By Claudia Luther
Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2009


Les Paul, the virtuoso guitarist, entertainer and relentless innovator whose drive to produce the sounds he wanted from his recordings and instruments helped pave the way for rock ‘n’ roll, died today. He was 94.


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George Hamilton Gets a Star

Thursday, August 13th, 2009


George Hamilton honored on Walk of Fame



George Hamilton poses with partner Barbara Strum and son GT Hamilton after being honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Aug. 12, 2009. (Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)


Dave Willock’s 100th Birthday

Thursday, August 13th, 2009


Dave Willock


 Olivia de Havilland and Dave Willcok

 Olivia De Havilland and Dave Willock in Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)