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Les Paul

American jazz guitarist, country guitarist, songwriter and inventor

Les Paul

American jazz guitarist, country guitarist, songwriter and inventor
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birthday
9th
June, 1915
Death
12th
August, 2009
Birth Place
Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar, and his prototype, called the Log, served as inspiration for the Gibson Les Paul. Paul taught himself how to play guitar, and while he is mainly known for jazz and popular music, he had an early career in country music. In the 1950s, he and his wife, singer and guitarist Mary Ford, recorded numerous records, selling millions of copies.
Paul is credited with many recording innovations. His early experiments with overdubbing (also known as sound on sound),delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention. His licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many guitarists of the present day.
Among his many honors, Paul is one of a handful of artists with a permanent exhibit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is prominently named by the music museum on its website as an “architect” and a “key inductee” with Sam Phillips and Alan Freed. Paul is the only person to be included in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

instruments played
Guitar
Harmonica
Vocals
Associated Acts

Mary Ford

Birth Name

Lester William Polsfuss

Genres

Jazz country blues rock and roll acoustic music

Labels

RCA Records

Years Active

1928 2009

Name

Les Paul

Nationality

United States of America

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