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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 ...

www.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/arts/music/14paul.html

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 13, 2009 ... Les Paul, the musician and inventor who achieved immortality through the guitar that bears his name died today. He was 94. A resident of ...

www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/les-paul/biography

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.

www.rollingstone.com/music/news/les-paul-1915-2009-20090813

Aug 13, 2009 ... Les Paul dies at 94 (1915-2009) ... 1915, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, he learned the harmonica at age eight but soon moved on to the banjo and ...

www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-les-paul14-2009aug14-story.html

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 ... but for the people who knew the man before his death Thursday at age 94, ...

www.npr.org/2015/06/09/413178072/the-man-before-the-guitar-remembering-les-paul-at-100

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 ...

www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/les-paul-the-inventor-1110-2012.aspx

Nov 10, 2012 ... Les Paul, guitar guru, was also an amazing inventor from his ... Crosby got the first one and he gave the second to Les, who ... Busy creating and tinkering till the end, one of Les' final projects, left uncompleted when he died, ...