Goldmine went through Record Store Day’s Black Friday list and checked off 10 recommendations for our readers. Here they are:
Goldmine Magazine’s Hall of Fame inducts Nine Inch Nails, Travis Tritt, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Frankie Valli & Joan Baez
Steve Miller, Eddie Brigati and others jam at New York’s Iridium to honor the late legend
Starting June 8, Julien’s Auctions is presenting a 741-lot auction featuring The Wizard of Waukesha’s equipment, memorabilia, personal effects and instruments.
One of the most sought-after guitars on the planet, is the highlight of the fine vintage guitar collection being sold by Heritage Auction Galleries Beverly Hills as part of the company’s July 17 Signature® Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction
The Sunset Strip and Gibson Guitar announced the launch of GuitarTown, which will feature more than 25 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars
News of the week, covering everything from Jeff Beck to Los Lobos
Les Paul is known mostly for his contributions to the development of the solid-body electric guitar, which ushered in the rock ’n’ roll era.
Long before The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren and Phil Spector — the people most often credited with revolutionizing modern pop — Les Paul created the solid-body electric guitar and was wowing the masses with amazing multi-tracked music.
On a stop in Waukesha to visit his father’s new tavern, Paul agreed to play the opening. Without his trio for backup, Paul turned to Ford, even though she’d never played any of his songs on guitar herself. The new duo managed, however, and they started rehearsing the next day, along with a bass player they’d found. They spent several months in Waukesha polishing their act and playing nightly. Paul and Ford were married Dec. 31, 1949.