Tag Archives: Les Paul

Gibson Guitar Corp settles U.S. probe into illegal wood imports

Gibson Guitar Corp, which makes some of the world’s most prized guitars, will pay a $300,000 (192,300 pounds) penalty under a criminal enforcement agreement with federal prosecutors, after it admitted to possible illegal purchases of ebony from Madagascar, authorities said … Continue reading

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RIP Jim Marshall OBE ~ 1923-2012

Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall Amplification, has died aged 88. Official words from Marshall on the http://www.jimmarshall.co.uk/ website: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim Marshall. … Continue reading

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Google do it again with a tribute Google Doodle to the late Freddie Mercury

Google has created a new interactive, animated doodle that celebrates the life of the late Freddie Mercury, arguably one of rock’s greatest performers. September 5th, 2011 would have marked Freddie’s 65th birthday! The doodle, which is featured on the home … Continue reading

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Rockin’ All Over The Web – Google pay tribute to Les Paul with interactive doodle

Yesterday Google commemorated the 96th birthday of the legendary guitarist, inventor and musical pioneer, Les Paul with a quirky Google Doodle on the homepage of their http://www.google.com website. News of the doodle spread quickly and blog posts popped up from … Continue reading

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Honorary Google Doodle Marks Les Paul’s 96th Birthday

Google have long been known for their quirky search engine doodles to commemorate historic dates or people – see this video montage of the best of them here, incl. Leonardo Da Vinci, Sherlock Holmes and aliens to name just a … Continue reading

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Review: Jeff Beck – ‘Jeff Beck Rock ‘n’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul’ DVD

I finally got around to picking up a copy of Jeff Beck’s latest performance DVD today and after watching it all I can say is WOW! Jeff puts in a stellar performance on some classic Rock ‘n’ Roll hits. As … Continue reading

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Les Paul ~ RIP (1915-2009)

Just over a year ago a true legend of the guitar, Les Paul, died of complications of pneumonia on August 12th 2009. Arguably the greatest innovator of multi-track recording, echo effects and the most famous signature guitar of all time, … Continue reading

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