Posted: Aug 14, 2009 9:06 am
I heard Les Paul showed Steve Miller how to play when Miller was a kid - they lived in the same neighborhood or something?? Or Les was a friend of the family.
Les is from the Milwaukee area, and Miller was in Madison for years (after being in FL, I think, and then moving on to "fame"). It was probably during his collegiate-type years.
According to Wikipedia,
"Paul was the godfather of rock guitarist Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band, to whom Paul gave his first guitar lesson. The close family ties with Paul and the Millers were evident again, as Steve Miller's father served as the best man at Les Paul's wedding to Mary Ford."