Stewart ‘Dirk’ Fischer: An Appreciation

Fischer left a brilliant legacy of 60-plus years of arrangements and compositions. The Santa Clarita Valley lost a legendary composer/arranger and music educator, his family lost its remaining patriarch, and I lost a great friend when Stewart Roussard “Dirk” Fischer checked out on Monday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2013, at the age of 88. On Mar. Read More

Les Paul Estate Auction, Julien’s, Bev. Hills, 06-08-12

“UPDATED: The Les Paul Estate and the Les Paul Foundation tied in with Julien’s Auctions in downtown Beverly Hills for a two-day auction of guitars, amps, recording gear, memorabilia and lots more from the electric guitar and multi-tracking pioneer’s personal collection. According to Julien’s, the auction raised nearly $5 million. Big-ticket items included a 1951 Read More

Russ Les Paul Jr. Spotlight Q&A at Julien’s

The Les Paul Estate, the Les Paul Foundation and Russ Les Paul Jr. tied in with Julien’s Auctions in downtown Beverly Hills on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, for a marathon auction of guitars, amps, recording gear, memorabilia and lots more from the electric guitar and multi-tracking pioneer’s personal collection. Click here for my full text, photo Read More

Auction of Historic Gear from Les Paul Collection Raises Nearly $5M for Foundation

The Les Paul Estate and the Les Paul Foundation tied in with Julien’s Auctions in downtown Beverly Hills Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, 2012 to raise nearly $5 million from a marathon auction of guitars, amps, recording gear, memorabilia and lots more from the electric guitar and multi-tracking pioneer’s personal collection. According to Julien’s, the Read More