Today Is Les Paul's Final Day in New York City

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Les Paul, the technologically innovative and resolutely virtuosic guitarist who died last week at the age of 94, will have his New York sendoff today in a private ceremony. Paul's manager, Michael K. Braunstein, told the A.P. that after the service and a reception in the Gibson showroom today, Paul would be buried on Friday in his hometown of Milwaukee. Residents of that city will have their own opportunity to say goodbye: there will be a four-hour public viewing at the Discovery World museum--where they'll show a video of the guitarist's final Milwaukee performance, from 2008-- before Paul goes to his final resting place, the Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha. He'll be buried in a family plot, alongside his mother.

Guitarist Les Paul to be buried in US hometown [Yahoo/AP]
Funeral Plans Announced for Les Paul [ArtsBeat]


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