Les Paul


Birthday June 9, 1915

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Waukesha, WI

DEATH DATE Aug 12, 2009 (94)

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Jazz and blues guitarist who pioneered the solid-body electric guitar, influencing what would become rock 'n' roll music. He released #1 hits like "How High the Moon" and "Vaya Con Dios."

Before Fame

He made a hands-free harmonica set-up so he could play both the harmonica and the guitar at the same time.


Guitarists like Jimmy Page and Slash have used the guitar Paul designed for Gibson.

Family Life

He married Virginia Webb on April 20, 1938 and, after their divorce in 1949, he got remarried to Mary Ford on December 29, 1949.

Associated With

He once performed with Nat King Cole in Los Angeles.


Les Paul Highlights
Les Paul Highlights