Chet Flippo – “Les Paul: The Rolling Stone Interview” (1975)

October 14, 2010 at 9:39 am (Music, Reviews & Articles)

A long interview from the pages of Rolling Stone (Feb. 13, 1975 — issue #180) of the late, great guitar and recording pioneer Les Paul…


I Sing the Body Electric 

If you don’t step lively, Les Paul is likely to run you down somewhere in the 29-room mansion he fills to bursting in the woods near Mahwah. He’s a genius — he’ll tell you so — and his energies and ambitions just can’t be confined. One minute he’s racing through the large, well-equipped recording studio (still in commercial use), pausing to show you the first, the original eight-track recorder that he built in 1954 and which has “lasted like a Sherman tank” and a second later — shirttails flapping behind him — he’s hurtling up a staircase to rummage through a teetering stack of Les Paul Gibson guitars: Read the rest of this entry »

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