Les Paul News: Music Great Les Paul Dies at 94
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Les Paul, famed jazz virtuoso and inventor of Gibson's popular guitar series, died Thursday in White Plains, NY, of compilations from pneumonia, according to CNN. He was 94.
Born Lester William Polfuss on June 9, 1915, in Waukesha, WI, Paul is most famous for his influential guitar playing and innovations in recording and instrument technology, which laid the ground work for rock'n'roll. Never satisfied with his instrument, Paul experimented with different designs, and in the 1930s crafted one the world's first solid body electric guitars from a log. The design was bought and refined by Gibson guitars in 1952...