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    (June 9, 1915-August 13, 2009)
    Birth name is Lester William Polfus
    Recorded 'Hawaiian Paradise,' 'The Hit Makers!,' 'The New Sound,' 'Les Paul's New Sound, Vol. 2,' 'Lover,' 'Bye Bye Blues!,' 'Les and Mary,' 'Time to Dream,' 'Lover's Luau,' 'Bouquet of Roses,' 'Warm and Wonderful,' 'Swingin' South,' 'Fabulous Les Paul & Mary Ford,' 'Hummingbird,' 'Les Paul Now,' 'The Guitar Artistry of Les Paul,' 'Guitar Tapestry,' 'Chester & Lester,' 'Guitar Monsters,' 'Multi Trackin,' 'How High the Moon,' 'California Melodies' and 'The Legend and the Legacy'
    He divorced his wife of 14 years (1963).
    He had no idea how to read sheet music.
    His unconventional style of playing the guitar made him a target for many critics.
    He was nicknamed the 'Wizard of Waukesha.'
    He learned how to play the harmonica at 8.
    His main influence was Django Reinhardt, who was the source of inspiration for Woody Allen's 'Sweet and Lowdown.'
    He was in a car accident that caused him to lose several bones in his right elbow. His arm is set in such a position that it allows him to continue playing guitar.
    He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Big Band Hall of Fame and the Jazz Hall of Fame.
    He is the inventor of the solid body electric guitar, the multi-track tape recorder and guitar-driven synthesizer.
    He worked with Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby.
    He co-founded the Gibson Les Paul Guitars.

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