Talk about a living legend. He’s profiled on the PBS program this week: Link to American Master’s Les Paul page. Great show, with lots of old footage and comments by folks like Jeff Beck and Steve Miller.
I saw Les years ago at Fat Tuesdays. Robert Plant was sitting two tables down from us with Brian Setzer. Les said “Hey, we have Bobby Plant in the audience tonight!”, which elicited an audible groan from Plant…apparently he didn’t like being called “Bobby”! Les hinted that Plant might join him onstage later on, and added “Jimmy Page was here just a few weeks ago…”. This got another groan from Plant, who wasn’t talking to Page at the time.