Last year this enormous icon, Les Paul was featured on the PBS
"American Masters" series and the show was really interesting. There
were a lot of fun facts on it, great history, and links to even more
on the PBS website.
This of course caused a flurry of other cable retreads to show back up
concerning him. He had quite a sense of self, and seemingly had as
much fun with the electronic invention side of things as he did the
The only person I saw him openly compliment as a musician (with all
the hundreds he knew and met) and be very gracious to was his old pal
Chet Atkins. I don't know how many charts they recorded together, but
they sure enjoyed each other's company and playing.
I wasn't a huge fan, but I guess I'm gonna have to dig up some of the
Chester and Lester this weekend.