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Les Paul

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Birthday
9, 1915
Birthplace
Waukesha, WI
Death Date
Aug 12, 2009 (94)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
9, 1915
Birthplace
Waukesha, WI
Death Date
Aug 12, 2009 (94)

About

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.

Trivia

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.