A true legend in our time passed away today at the age of 94. His invention certainly changed MY life, and just about everyone who likes music can thank him for what he contributed to the industry.
Les Paul, born Lester William Polfuss in Waukesha WI, invented the solid-body electric guitar later wielded by a legion of rock ‘n’ roll greats.
“Without Les Paul, we would not have rock and roll as we know it,” said Terry Stewart, president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “His inventions created the infrastructure for the music and his playing style will ripple through generations. He was truly an architect of rock and roll.”
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