American guitarist Les Paul would have turned 100 years old this week. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on June 9, 1915, Paul became one of the most important figures in popular music during the middle decades of the twentieth century.
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The "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on History) were the envy of guitar enthusiasts everywhere when singer Mary Ford's nephew showed up with a guitar ...
Paul dedicated his entire life to the guitar and recording technology. A jazz musician who was unhappy with the guitars available to him, Paul developed his own guitar.
With all the acclaim and the legacy he leaves behind, though Lester William Polsfuss (Les Paul) is gone, it's a bit impossible for him to ever be forgotten.
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