Les Paul, father of the electric guitar and multi-track recording, died today.
Rolling Stone has a good bio and pictures.
I saw a TV show last year when he was 92 or 93 and he could still shred nicely. My version of Les Paul’s guitar is one of my favorites to play with.
The best tribute, though, isn’t how well he played or what he invented but that virtually everybody in the guitar world really really liked him.