For several years, the Les Paul Foundation has provided funding to the Stax Music Academy that is associated with the Soulsville Charter School in Memphis, Tennessee.
A tour of the charter school and the after school program showed dedicated teachers working with students eager to learn. Music, which is woven throughout the school, motivates the students to excel. READ MORE
The Wizard’s earliest experiments
Like many very young children, Lester Polsfuss (Les Paul) took pots and pans out of his mother’s kitchen cabinets to create his “orchestra,” as he called it. His pounding on the various pans may have been his first experiment with sound. Lester still was very young when he observed how the nearby train sounded differently as it moved along the track. He wondered why the living room window shuddered as the train passed. That curiosity drove Les throughout his life.
Legendry musician, groundbreaking record producer and electronic music revolutionary Todd Rundgren was honored with the prestigious Les Paul Award on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Award READ MORE
Les didn’t meet Mary Ford. He met Iris Colleen Summers.
It was the mid-1940s. Les was living in Hollywood. He and his trio had worked for NBC. His stint with the Armed Forces Radio during World War II was complete and he was back doing nine jazz and pop shows a week with NBC.
The Les Paul Foundation kicks off 2014 with generous grants to organizations that share in the legacy of the legendary Les Paul
New York, New York…January 6, 2014….The Les Paul Foundation, whose mission is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul through the generations, has kicked off 2014 with the announcement of several generous grants to organizations who exemplify the spirit and legacy of Les Paul. READ MORE