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Born [[Les Paul|Lester William Polfus]] June 9, 1915 Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
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'''Les Paul''' (June 9, 1915, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - August 12, 2009) was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist and inventor. He is credited with experimenting with  overdubbing, delay effects, multi-track recording and developed the ''Les Paul'' guitar brand. He also hosted his own radio and TV show, ''The Les Paul Show''.
  
A influential guitar player, pioneering designer of electric guitars and developer of multi-track recording.
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The ''Les Paul'' guitar brand has been used by various rock musicians over the decades, including [[Paul McCartney]] and [[Frank Zappa]].
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==Zappa about Les Paul==
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[[File:Shut up n play yer guitar.jpg|500px|thumb|right|Zappa holding a Les Paul guitar on the cover of ''[[Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (The Series)|Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar]]''.]]
  
 
Talking about [[Paul Buff]] in [[The Real Frank Zappa Book]] (1989), FZ mentions Les Paul: "''He built his own homemade, five-track, half-inch tape recorder -- at a time when the standard in the industry was mono. (I think only Les Paul had an eight-track then. Buff was able to overdub the same way Les Paul could, but in a more primitive manner.)''"
 
Talking about [[Paul Buff]] in [[The Real Frank Zappa Book]] (1989), FZ mentions Les Paul: "''He built his own homemade, five-track, half-inch tape recorder -- at a time when the standard in the industry was mono. (I think only Les Paul had an eight-track then. Buff was able to overdub the same way Les Paul could, but in a more primitive manner.)''"
  
[http://www.gibson.com/products/gibson/Stories/LesPaul.html Gibson Guitars "Les Paul Story"]
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==External links==
 
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* [[Wikipedia:Les Paul]]
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* [http://www.gibson.com/products/gibson/Stories/LesPaul.html Gibson Guitars "Les Paul Story"]
  
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[[Category:Jazz Composers|Paul, Les]]
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[[Category:Country Musicians|Paul, Les]]
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[[Category:Blues singers|Paul, Les]]
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[[Category:Guitarists|Paul, Les]]
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[[Category:Radio Presenters|Paul, Les]]
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[[Category:TV Presenters|Paul, Les]]
 
[[Category:The Real Frank Zappa Book (The List)|Paul, Les]]
 
[[Category:The Real Frank Zappa Book (The List)|Paul, Les]]

Latest revision as of 12:38, 11 February 2021

Les Paul (June 9, 1915, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - August 12, 2009) was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist and inventor. He is credited with experimenting with overdubbing, delay effects, multi-track recording and developed the Les Paul guitar brand. He also hosted his own radio and TV show, The Les Paul Show.

The Les Paul guitar brand has been used by various rock musicians over the decades, including Paul McCartney and Frank Zappa.

Zappa about Les Paul

Zappa holding a Les Paul guitar on the cover of Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar.

Talking about Paul Buff in The Real Frank Zappa Book (1989), FZ mentions Les Paul: "He built his own homemade, five-track, half-inch tape recorder -- at a time when the standard in the industry was mono. (I think only Les Paul had an eight-track then. Buff was able to overdub the same way Les Paul could, but in a more primitive manner.)"

External links