The Day the Music Died, Again


August 13, 2009 by A.C. Rhodes

les-paulWord slowly and gently traveled today, amid political shout outs and ships disappearing, that legendary guitar master, Les Paul, had passed away at age 94. Out of the many articles and tributes, one that stands out is from Mark Kemp for


5 thoughts on “The Day the Music Died, Again

  1. Matt says:

    This is obviously sad, but I’m just happy for him that he had a good, long and productive life.

  2. Bill Gentry says:

    As usual, an excellent piece by Mr. Kemp

  3. A.C. Rhodes says:

    You are right. It’s sad to see him go, but wonderful that he lived such a long and productive life. When people this vital pass away at such an old age one tends to forget they are even gone.

  4. theresa k. says:

    Its like Jim Dickinson (who passed away on Saturday) said in the epitaph he wrote for himself: I’m just dead; I’m not gone.

  5. selkins says:

    When I was a wee toddler this was my favorite song. I made my father play it over and over and I would dance.

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