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Les Paul’s Inventions — Part 5

The Log

It was 1941. Les was in New York. He had recently left Chicago after studying and playing the Blues with some of the great performers of the day. In Chicago, he performed country music on the radio as Rhubarb Red during the day and transformed in the evenings to blues/jazz-playing Les Paul.

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Les Paul at Milwaukee’s Big Gig

Milwaukee’s Summerfest invited the Les Paul Foundation and Milwaukee’s Discovery World to set up an area at the annual 11-day music festival along Lake Michigan.

Discovery World and the Les Paul Foundation collaborated to create several informative banners. The most popular captures some of the many faces of Les. The popular cutout of Les continues to draw fans who enjoy having their photo taken with their hero. READ MORE

Waukesha renames school for Les Paul

This week the Waukesha School Board approved the renaming of Central Middle School to Les Paul Middle School – Central Campus. How Les would have smiled!

The Les Paul Foundation made a formal request last year for the School Board to consider renaming the middle school for its famous student.   READ MORE

The Gabe Burdulis Band wins 2014 Les Paul Launchpad Award

Months of local, regional and finally state-level competition netted The Gabe Burdulis Band the coveted 2014 Les Paul Launchpad Award.

The Gabe Burdulis Band a horn driven pop/rock/funk outfit, is from Madison West and Middleton High School in Wisconsin. READ MORE

Les Paul Trio rocked Waukesha for Les’ 99th birthday