Les Paul (born Lester William Polsfuss, June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009) was an American musician and innovator.
He is famous for his work in electric guitars and in overdubbing.
He was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The solidbody electric guitar Les Paul which is named after him is made by the American company Gibson. It is one of the most famous guitar models in rock music history.
Paul died of complications from pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York.
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Les Paul, c. January 1947 (Photograph by William P. Gottlieb)
Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1954
Les Paul with pianist John Colianni
Les Paul and audio engineer Roger Nichols, both winners of Technical Grammy Awards