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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 ... Before taking the stage name Les Paul, he also performed as Red Hot Red and ... At age seventeen, Paul played with Rube Tronson's Texas Cowboys, and soon ... When Reinhardt died in 1953, Paul paid for part of the funeral's cost.

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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. ... According to Rolling Stone magazine, Paul died from complications associated with pneumonia on August 12, ...

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Les Paul. Though he had a long and successful pop-jazz career, both with and ... Pasadena, California; died September 30, 1977), guitarist Les Paul was of ... Having learned harmonica, guitar, and banjo by age 13, Paul was playing with ...

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Jun 5, 2015 ... A short documentary provided by the Les Paul Foundation. ... Around age 7, Paul was inspired by a person he saw wind wire around a toilet roll to make a .... Paul died of pneumonia in a hospital in White Plains, N.Y. on Aug.

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Aug 13, 2009 ... He formed the Les Paul Trio in 1936 and moved to New York, where he ... Toying with his mother's old Victrola had shown him that changing ...

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Jun 9, 2015 ... But he was also an accomplished jazz musician who kept performing even in his final years. ... Guitar Legend And Innovator Les Paul Dies ...

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Aug 13, 2009 ... Guitar legend Les Paul died Thursday at age 94. Paul is .... At the age of eight, he was making money, as he told me in 1996. "I would go out ...

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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, ...