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....
Name at Birth:
Lester William Polsfuss
June 9, 1915 (age
August 13, 2009
... a memorabilia exhibition, and a proclamation from the Les Paul Foundation
declaring June 9 as Les Paul Day.
Les Paul invented the solid body electric guitar known as the Gibson Les Paul.
This inventor and his guitar changed the sound of music and influenced rock ...
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Biography of Les Paul, Inventor of the solid-body electric guitar.
American guitarist and inventor Les Paul (born 1915) was responsible for a
significant portion of the technical apparatus of contemporary popular music.
Apr 11, 2011 ... Les Paul, byname of Lester Polfuss (born June 9, 1915, Waukesha, Wis., U.S.—
died Aug. 12, 2009, White Plains, N.Y.), American jazz and ...
Les Paul had such a staggeringly huge influence over the way American popular
music sounds today that many tend to overlook his significant impact upon the ...
Sep 25, 2009 ... Les Paul was born Lester William Polfuss in nineteen fifteen in Waukesha,
Wisconsin. By the age of nine, he had taught himself to play the ...