Les Paul was a giant with the guitar, both as a player and as an innovator; back in the late 1980's, I wanted him to have that big hurrah in the spotlight as the Pappy for the Traveling Wilburys.
We're saluting him at Toobworld Central because he was a television star as well, a member of the League of Themselves with his wife Mary Ford. They appeared in five minute segments sponsored by Listerine; two of which are featured below. There's also a 3-part appearance on a variety show as well.
Its a shame we never find out in that clip why Les Paul had the string around his finger.
As Red Skelton would say, "Good night, and may God bless."