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."
He made a hands-free harmonica set-up so he could play both the harmonica and the guitar at the same time.
He married Virginia Webb on April 20, 1938 and, after their divorce in 1949, he got remarried to
He once performed with Nat King Cole in Los Angeles.