Jun 9, 2011
Today would have been Les Paul's 96th birthday. There cannot be too many people who love music,that when they hear his name do not immediately associate himwith the guitar that he created that revolutionized Rock & Roll.
If you hear thunder today, it is just Les rocking the heavens above!
Happy Birthday Les Paul!
Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009)—known as Les Paul—was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which “made the sound of rock and roll possible”. He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, 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.
Google has also posted a guitar in honor of Les's birthday that you can play and record your own tune to play when you open the Google Home page....It is pretty cool...Check it out...