Les Paul, pioneering American guitar player and leading innovator in guitar and electronics design, is shown in this undated publicity photo released to Reuters August 13, 2009. Legendary guitarist and inventor Paul, who pioneered designs of electric guitars, has died of complications from pneumonia at a New York hospital, his lawyer said on August 13, 2009. He was 94. REUTERS/Gibson Guitars/Handout
Les Paul, 94, a Grammy Award-winning guitar virtuoso and inventor, died today at a hospital in White Plains, N.Y.
The cause was complications of pneumonia, Gibson Guitar announced.
Les Paul pioneered the solid-body electric guitar, multitrack recording and was a very talented player.
Paul’s style encompassed the twang of country music, the harmonic richness of jazz and he also blended in some ock ’n’ roll.
His main goal in life, he said, was to make people happy. This, he sure did.
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