Les Paul Passes Away At Age 94

by Emilio Pérez Miguel on August 13, 2009

Mr. Les Paul

Mr. Les Paul

As you know, earlier today (Thursday the 13th of August, 2009) Mr. Les Paul passed away. He was the creator of the solid body electric guitar, no less, and Gibson even created a model which was named after him. It was the one that musicians like Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend popularized.

Mr. Les Paul was also responsible for developing the multitracking system which is so commonplace in music nowadays. Indeed, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall Of Fame in 2005 as well as being an Honorary Member of the Audio Engineering Society.

He passed away owing to complications from pneumonia. He was aged 94.

My heartfelt condolences to his family. Below I have attached some videos as a way of bidding farewell to a true legend within the history of modern music.

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