Contact Us

Keith Richards: Remembers Les Paul Before The Les Paul

Keith Richards
(Marty Melville/Getty Images)

Keith Richards is one of a number of artists paying tribute to the late Les Paul on Thank You Les. Put together by Lou Pallo, guitarist in the Les Paul Trio, the album also features contributions from Billy Gibbons, Slash, Eddie Brigati from The Rascals, and Les’s godson, Steve Miller, who also wrote the album’s liner notes.

Richards plays on “It’s Been a Long, Long Time,” a 1941 hit for Paul and Bing Crosby. For Richards, he discovered Paul through his mother before ever playing one his signature Gibson guitars. “He was a catalyst for all us guitar players,” says Richards, but adds that in England, Paul was more known for his music rather than inventing the electric guitar or numerous recording techniques.

Keith Richards says in England in the 1950s, Les Paul was more known for his music rather than his musical inventions: “I would say generally speaking, in England he was known more for his music, the hits that he had with Mary Ford, with his old lady, you know, a bit of a guitar wizard. But nobody really knew that Les Paul invented like rooms that we’re in now, recording studios.”

More Local News

Latest Rock Report

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://b1027.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on B102.7 - Sioux Falls Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on B102.7 - Sioux Falls Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!