R.I.P. Les Paul
Guitar, studio wizard Les Paul dies at 94
Les Paul, Guitar Innovator, Dies at 94
Lester William Polfuss, known as Les Paul (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009) was an American jazz guitarist and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which "made the sound of rock and roll possible." His many recording innovations include overdubbing, delay effects such as "sound on sound" and tape delay, phasing effects, and multitrack recording. He is often credited as being the 'father of modern music'.