Les Paul was a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist, songwriter and inventor regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. He is best
remembered for being one of the prominent pioneering figures of the solid-body electric guitar and for writing and releasing several famous songs such
as Vaya Con Dios, Tiger Ragand The Kangaroo.
In 1938, he got married to Virginia Webb, with whom he had two children. The marriage ended in 1949. He and singer Mary Ford tied the knot later that
same year. The marriage produced two children, including an adopted child. He and Mary got divorced in 1964.
In 2011, the Rolling Stone placed him at #18 on its list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
He was inducted into several Halls of Fame, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2005, he made history by becoming the only person to be inducted into both the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist - whatever.Les Paul
was a famous American guitarist, songwriter, and inventor,
who was born on
June 9, 1915. As a person born on this date, Les Paul is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 9) and the 14th most popular for the year (1915).
People born on June 9
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
Les Paul is the 389th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Les Paul's birthday, Les Paul is the 2607th most famous American.
In general, Les Paul ranks as the 4574th
most popular famous person, and the 12th most popular guitarist of all time.
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