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Published: 2009/08/14

Phish Offers Tribute To Les Paul

Phish returned to Darien Center, NYs Darien Lake Performing Arts Center for the first time since September 14, 2000 last night. A band favorite, that September 2000 performance was released in 2001 as Live Phish 3 and, last night, Phish mimicked that show by opening its second set with a long, jammed out cover of The Whos Drowned. The group also paid tribute to Les Paul, who died earlier in the day, by covering the Morgan Lewis/Nancy Hamilton jazz standard How High The Moon that the legendary guitar inventor made famous with his wife in 1951. Phish covered the song a few times in the early 1990s, but hasnt played the tune since it appeared in the middle of a Colonel Forbin’s Ascent/Fly Famous Mockingbird sandwich on March 8, 1993. In addition, the band treated fans to the first Dinner and a Movie since its reunion. The groups tour will continue in Hartford, CT this evening.

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