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Les Paul died of complications from pneumonia at the age of 94 on August 13, 2009
Les Paul is the musician and inventor generally credited with inventing the solid-body electric guitar. A harmonica and guitar player from an early age, Paul moved in his late teens to Chicago, where he became a minor star on the country music circuit.... More>>

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Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar. Paul taught himself how to play guitar, and while he is mainly known for jazz .... Barnes showed the result to Les Paul, who arranged for Bourgerie to have ...

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Apr 27, 2017 ... Les Paul invented the solid body electric guitar known as the Gibson Les Paul. ... At the age of nine he built his first crystal radio. At 10 he ... According to Rolling Stone magazine, Paul died from complications associated with ...

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Having learned harmonica, guitar, and banjo by age 13, Paul was playing with midwestern semipro country & western bands. He ... He formed the Les Paul Trio —which included Chet Atkins' brother Jimmy on ... Ford died of diabetes in 1977.

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Aug 13, 2009 ... At the age of 10 he devised a harmonica holder from a coat hanger. ... He formed the Les Paul Trio in 1936 and moved to New York, where he ...

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Aug 14, 2009 ... He invented an early solid-body electric guitar and pioneered new ... Les Paul dies at 94; guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock 'n' roll ... Les Paul was often called rock royalty, but for the people who knew the ...

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Aug 13, 2009 ... Les Paul, the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music ... "Besides being a wonderful musician and innovator he was one the ...

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Jun 9, 2015 ... Guitar Legend And Innovator Les Paul Dies ... He remembers Les Paul as an expert engineer who refined his sound through tinkering. "He was ...

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Apr 26, 2017 ... Les Paul: June 9, 1915 Waukesha, Wis., U.S. Aug. ... Les Paul, byname of Lester Polfuss (born June 9, 1915, Waukesha, Wis., U.S.—died Aug. ... however, and he earned a Grammy Award in 1977 for Chester and Lester (1976), ... March 30, 1945 Ripley, Surrey, England British rock musician who was a ...