Les Paul would have been 99 today.
Today in Music History: Riding on the success of their single “Get It On (Bang A Gong),” British glam rockers T. Rex embark on their first US tour as a headlining act. For more: http://www.facebook.com/Gibson202
Today in Music History: 1958 in Liverpool, at the invitation of friend Paul McCartney, fourteen-year-old guitarist George Harrison auditions for John Lennon, the leader of local group The Quarrymen. We guess he made the cut.
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We all know Les Pauls are works of art. And now you can see 10 of them rendered in fiber glass, each 10 feet tall, in Waukesha, WI. It’s part of GuitarTown. Read the story here.
On the morning of Monday, May 17th, senior members of the Hawaiian State Society presented a signed Gibson guitar to Senator Daniel Inouye, the second most-senior member of the Senate. The guitar, signed by prominent Hawaiian musicians at the Hawaiian State Society Inaugural Ball, will remain on permanent display in the meeting room of the Senator’s office. Here it will be viewed by all visiting Congressmen, Senators, dignitaries, VIPs and constituents.
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