Happy Birthday, Rhubarb Red!

Today, June 9, 2020, would have been Les Paul‘s 105th birthday.

“The Wizard Of Waukesha” or “Rhubarb Red” (One of his stage names) spent his life chasing sound and, along the way, cast a long shadow over popular culture while he changed the music industry.

Yes, he was a genius but, we also knew him to be, a wonderful rascal and always a night owl who liked to wind down after a show with a beer (The colder, the better.  Holding the bottle was good for his arthritic fingers.) and popcorn as he shared stories with friends.

The evening the picture above was taken is just one of many special moments and behind the scenes stories and memories that are recounted in our book “A Little More Les.”

As happens each year around his birthday, we’ve received several messages asking if the book is still available.  Yes, it is.

If you’d like to order a copy, just click on this link.

Les Paul was one of a very special breed and we treasure the gift of his friendship.

All these years later, we still miss him.

Happy Birthday, Les!

About steveandjohnnie

Award winning Chicago Broadcasters, inducted into WGN radio's Walk Of Fame. Authors of the Les Paul memoir, "A Little More Les." http://alittlemoreles.com You'll find even more about us at http://www.steveandjohnnie.com/
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1 Response to Happy Birthday, Rhubarb Red!

  1. gardengirl39 says:

    I always loved hearing Les Paul when he would call into the show. He was a fabulous entertainer and seemed to be a really nice guy too.

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