Ace Frehley (KISS) and Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) are among the musicians who will appear at a very special tribute to the late, great Les Paul to be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium, former home to the Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville on Thursday, November 19, 2009. The tribute concert program will be free to the many fans of Les Paul and Gibson Guitar.
Les Paul, the innovator and inventor who passed away at 94 years of age this past August was known throughout the world as the man who created multi-track recording and the father of the electric guitar. Many musicians pay homage to Les Paul and credit their careers and musicianship directly to him.
Gibson Guitar, along with some of music's most respected celebrities, will join together to celebrate the life of Les Paul during a night of music, special announcements, video tributes and testimonials and storytelling. The event marks the first tribute held by the guitar maker in honor of Les Paul. Many other programs and special events will continue to take place throughout the year and early 2010 to mark anniversary dates significant to Les Paul's life and in an effort to preserve the legacy of the man who made modern music what it is today.
Les Paul's son, Russ Paul, along with Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum President Terry Stewart will emcee the 90-minute program which will begin at 8:00 p.m. at the Ryman (doors open at 7:00 p.m. CT).
The Ryman Auditorium is located at 116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, 37219.
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