Les Paul, Original Guitar Hero, Passes Away at 94, 1915-2009
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 18:19:52 UTC

Legendary guitar and recording innovator Les Paul, 94, died Aug. 13 from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. In addition to his artistic prowess, he was an inveterate tinkerer who harbored an interest in electronics and guitar amplification since his youth. In the late '30s, he began experimenting with twin pickups and steel reinforced guitar bodies. Paul's innovations in multitrack recording were also a pivotal part of his legacy and one that revolutionized the recording process. Complete Article

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