Les Paul

Born Jun 9, 1915
  • Inventor, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Luthier
Lester William Polsfuss —known as Les Paul—was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar, which made the sound of rock and roll possible. He is credited with many recording innovations. Although h...
Les Paul

Les Paul Stats

Nickname

: Polsfuss, Lester , Lester Polsfuss, Lester William Polfus, Paul, Les, Red Hot Red, Rhubarb Red, Les Paul & Friends, Paul, Les & Friends, Les Paul Trio

Profession

: Inventor, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Luthier

Ethnicity

: Caucasian race

Nationality

: United States of America

Date of Birth

: June 9, 1915

Place of Birth

: Waukesha

Date of Death

: August 13, 2009

Place of Death

: White Plains

Cause of Death

: Pneumonia
Appearances

Les Paul Film Roles

  1. Chet Atkins: A Life in Music
  2. Tom Dowd and the Language of Music
  3. The Boys Are Back in Town: Classic Tracks from the Gentlemen of Jazz
  4. Guitar Odyssey: Wired for Sound
  5. Art Tatum: The Art of Jazz Piano
    Art Tatum: The Art of Jazz Piano
  6. Stars and Their Guitars: A History of the Electric Guitar
    Stars and Their Guitars: A History of the Electric Guitar

Les Paul Film Appearances

  1. Stars and Their Guitars: A History of the Electric Guitar
    Stars and Their Guitars: A History of the Electric Guitar
  2. Guitar Odyssey: Wired for Sound
  3. American Music: Off the Record
  4. Chet Atkins: A Life in Music
  5. Before the Music Dies
    Before the Music Dies

Les Paul TV Guest Roles

  1. Les Paul & Mary Ford, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Phil Spitalny
  2. Les Paul & Mary Ford / Paul Lynde / Johnny Mize / "My Darling Aida" cast
  3. Halle Berry, Les Paul
  4. Abbott & Costello
  5. Les Paul and Mary Ford / The Olympics / Buddy Knox / Jimmy Bowen
  6. Victor Borge, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Francis X. Bushman
  7. Les Paul & Mary Ford; Pearl Bailey & her brother Bill

Les Paul Albums

  1. Masters of the Guitar: Together
  2. Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played
  3. Chester & Lester
  4. 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Les Paul
  5. Isle of Golden Dreams, Volume 1
  6. Isle of Golden Dreams, Volume 2
  7. Isle of Golden Dreams, Volume 3
  8. Isle of Golden Dreams, Volume 4
  9. Vaya Con Dios
  10. Dream Dust