Les Paul

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The week in music - in pictures

Check out Madonna in Tel Aviv at the start of her world tour, plus Eurovision action and more

01, Jun, 2012 @11:44 AM

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Various artists: The First Rock and Roll Record – review
It's an unanswerable question, but the search for rock's origins digs up many a treat, says Alexis Petridis

Alexis Petridis

10, Nov, 2011 @3:29 PM

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Electric guitar shapes: my top plucks
From the luscious Les Paul to the glorious Gretsch, here are my three favourite electric guitar models. What are yours?

Michael Hann

09, Jun, 2011 @11:44 AM

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Les Paul: Google's best doodle yet?

Google has marked the 96th birthday of electric guitar pioneer Les Paul with a strummable guitar logo. By Jemima Kiss

Jemima Kiss

09, Jun, 2011 @9:23 AM

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The Trial of Qwerty; Les Paul: The Final Words of a Pioneer and Guitar Legend; Archive Hour; Farming Today | Radio review
Stephen Fry comes dangerously close to self-parody in his trial of Naughty Mr Qwerty, says Sean O'Hagan

Sean O'Hagan

14, Aug, 2010 @11:05 PM

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Les Paul: The rock'n'roll pioneer who didn't play rock

The guitar Les Paul put his name to made rock'n'roll possible. Ironic, as he intended it to be a jazz instrument

Owen Adams

14, Aug, 2009 @10:20 AM

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Legendary guitarist and inventor Les Paul dies aged 94
Jazz musician whose technical innovations were fundamental to birth of rock'n'roll dies in White Plains, New York

Esther Addley

13, Aug, 2009 @9:10 PM

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Obituary | Les Paul
Obituary: Guitarist and inventor with huge influence on pop and jazz

Tony Russell

13, Aug, 2009 @6:52 PM

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Guitar hero Les Paul dies aged 94

The guitarist and inventor, whose pioneering work made the sound of rock'n'roll possible, has died aged 94

Tim Jonze

13, Aug, 2009 @4:47 PM

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The man with the musical broomstick

Without Les Paul, there might never have been an electric guitar - and at 93, he's still looking for new sounds

Ed Pilkington

23, Jul, 2008 @11:01 PM

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