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Les Paul Obituary

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

OBITUARY

Les Paul, guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock ‘n’ roll, dies at 94

 

 Les Paul

Inventor and guitarist Les Paul was featured on “American Masters: Les Paul: Chasing Sound.” He died at 94. (Chris Lentz / PBS)

  

The virtuoso picker influenced a generation of guitarists and had a series of hits in the ’50s with wife Mary Ford. He invented an early solid-body electric guitar and pioneered new recording methods.

 

By Claudia Luther
Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2009

 

Les Paul, the virtuoso guitarist, entertainer and relentless innovator whose drive to produce the sounds he wanted from his recordings and instruments helped pave the way for rock ‘n’ roll, died today. He was 94.

 

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