BirthdayJune 9, 1915
BirthplaceWaukesha, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Les Paul

    Full name: Les Paul
    Also known as: Polfuss, Lester William, Lester William Polfuss
    Professions: American jazz guitarist, country guitarist, songwriter and inventor
    Occupation: Innovator, Inventor, Musician, Songwriter

  2. Les Paul Known for

    Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Casino (1995), The Blind Side (2009), Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

  3. Les Paul Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 12th of August, 2009 (Age: 94)

  4. Les Paul Biography

    Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier and inventor. He was one of the pioneers 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.His innovative talents extended into his playing style, including licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing, which set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many guitarists of the present day. He recorded with his wife Mary Ford in the 1950s, and they sold millions of records.Among his many honors, Paul is one of a handful of artists with a permanent, stand-alone exhibit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is prominently named by the music museum on its website as an "architect" and a "key inductee" along with Sam Phillips and Alan Freed. Les Paul is the only person to be included in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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