Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Go Retro Video of the Day: Les Paul and Mary Ford

Happy birthday, Les Paul! The inventor of the electric guitar and multi-track recording (two innovations that revolutionized rock and roll and the way music was recorded) turns 93 years young today. Paul is still worshipped by famous musicians the world over. Here's a 1950s clip of Les Paul and his adorable then-wife Mary Ford performing the lovely "How High the Moon" on a TV show. He's got a superb way with that instrument. That's Alistair Cooke, of Masterpiece Theater fame, interviewing them. Paul is still playing the guitar at a NYC club every Sunday night.

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