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The Madison Public Library will host "A Tribute to Les Paul and Mary Ford" on Thursday, April 9th at 11:00am

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Husband and wife duo, Tom and Sandy Doyle, will present their Les Paul/ Mary Ford Tribute on guitars, percussion, and flute.  In addition to playing their great hits, Tom gives a captivating talk about Les Paul,the father of the electric guitar and pioneer of sound. He worked with Les Paul for over 40 years as his sound performance engineer/ guitarist in New York City and was a close confidante. 

Les Paul and Mary Ford were a popular 1950s husband-and-wife musical team in which Les played the guitar and Mary sang. In 1951 alone, they sold six million records.They first appeared on the pop charts in 1950. Between the years 1950 and 1954, Les Paul and Mary Ford had 16 top-ten hits. They had five top-ten hits within nine months. "Tennessee Waltz", "Mockin' Bird Hill", "How High the Moon" (#1 for nine weeks), "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" and "Whispering". From August 1952 to March 1953 they had five more top-ten hits; "My Baby's Coming Home", "Lady of Spain", "Bye Bye Blues", "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" and "Vaya Con Dios" (#1 for 11 weeks). In 2009, they were inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.

Tom and Sandy’s CD, A Tribute to Les, Mary and More, will be available for purchase at the program. This is a free program that is open to the public.  Reservations are required. Call (973) 377-0722, Ext. 2.  The Madison Public Library is located at 39 Keep Street.

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