Lester William Polfuss aka Les Paul, who was born on June 9, 1915, was an acclaimed American musician, innovator, entertainer, and all-around guitar genius. He was responsible for the world’s most famous guitar, the Les Paul model.
Les Paul would have been 96 years old today.
Click here see what other members are saying about Les Paul on his birthday.
Old school but cool video of Les Paul & Mary Ford:
Les Paul was a regular who played live for many years at The Iridium in NYC:
Google’s little tribute to Les Paul is this interactive guitar where you can strum strings and record on their homepage. Here’s a video of someone trying to do Stairway to Heaven:
Les Paul died in his home in Mahwah, NJ on August 13, 2009.
He will always be remembered and greatly missed.