GE Healthcare staff members, 124 to be exact, spent a day at Les Paul Middle School-Central Campus painting walls, creating illustrations, digging, planting, building and painting a quote from Les Paul to greet this year’s students. The effort was part of GE Healthcare’s Community Service Day.
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.