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LES PAUL'S BIRTHDAY GOOGLE GUITAR LOGO

Love this Google 'pix' on our Google page today. It is Les Paul's birthday and this interactive Google guitar logo lets you strum some tunes. Design has just gotten sexier.


Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009)—known as Les Paul—was an American jazz andcountry guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitarwhich "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 delayphasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention.

His innovative talents extended into his playing style, including lickstrillschording sequences, frettingtechniques 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.

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