The Wizard of Waukesha: The Life and Legacy of Les Paul

Date:11-10-2008
Time:2:30 pm
Location:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum -
Registration:Registration is Closed.

This week long program honors Les Paul, the 93 year-old legendary performer, musical innovator, and inventor of the solid body electric guitar. Festivities include performances, panel discussions, films, and a daylong program entitled, "Rock and Roll Retrospective: The Les Paul Phenomenon."

CWRU's signature collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the annual American Music Masters (AMM) Series each year honors a major figure in the field of American popular music. In symposia, public programs, masterclasses, a day-long conference on the CWRU campus and a major tribute concert at Playhouse Square, the AMM project showcases the contributions and cultural legacy of a pioneering figure in American music. Now in its 15th year, the unique series has honored Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers, Louis Jordan, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Les Paul, among others.

A co-production of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. With special thanks for the generous support of the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.




Cosponsored with:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Clark Hall

Baker-Nord Center


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