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Mahwah Church Lecture Celebrates Life Of Les Paul

Lou Pallo will give a lecture about his friend Les Paul’s unique contributions to American music.
Lou Pallo will give a lecture about his friend Les Paul’s unique contributions to American music. Photo Credit: Mahwah Museum

MAHWAH, N.J. -- Musician Lou Pallo will share memories of his longtime friend, Les Paul, and his unique contributions to American music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Ramapo Reformed Church, 100 Island Road, Mahwah.

The lecture is free for members of the Mahwah Museum, which is organizing the discussion, and $3 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

The event is the continuation of a yearlong celebration of Paul’s 100th birthday.

A founding member of the Les Paul Trio, Pallo met Paul in 1963.

Pallo is credited for bringing Paul out of retirement, and he and Paul performed and recorded together for many years.

They played together weekly at Fat Tuesdays and the Iridium in New York City and their relationship, both personal and professional, continued until Paul’s death in 2009.

As a tribute to his friend, Pallo recently spearheaded the documentary and album “Thank You, Les: A Tribute to Les Paul,” which features Pallo, Bucky Pizzarelli and many other music legends, most of whom were mentored and encouraged by Paul.

Seating for the event is limited. To reserve a spot, contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099.

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