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Video: Les Paul, 1915-2009

Thursday, August 13th, 2009
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Guitar legend, hit-maker, inventor and “Wizard of Waukesha” Les Paul passed away today at the age of 94 in White Plains, New York. Paul invented the solid-body electric guitar in 1941, and his dedication and musicianship over the course of his lifetime has influenced generations of guitar players the world over. In 2007, American Masters profiled Les Paul and his enduring impact on the world of rock in “Chasing Sound.” Visit the American Masters website to learn more about the documentary, view a timeline of his career, and read an interview with filmmaker John Paulson. “Chasing Sound” will air this Sunday, August 16th, at 11 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

Watch a clip from “Chasing Sound,” and share your memories of Les Paul below.

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