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Musician and Inventor Les Paul

He turned 90 years old on June 8, and he is still performing and recording. He's collaborated with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Sting — among others — on a new album to be released later this summer.

06:57

Charlie Christian

Kevin Whitehead reviews a recently released CD box set of Charlie Christian's music.

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Les Paul: The "Thomas Edison of Music"

Paul's 80th birthday is celebrated by featuring our 1992 interview with him. He's spent his life playing guitar, and invented the solid body electric guitar, overdubbing, reverb, and multitracking inventions that helped make rock and roll possible. Paul himself has stuck to jazz and more middle of the road pop. (Rebroadcast)

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Guitar Pioneer Les Paul

Paul shaped much of the sound of rock and roll. He invented the electric pickup, the device that made the electric guitar possible. He also pioneered the first multi-track recorder, and his innovations established the recording studio itself as a legitimate musical instrument. Gibson has sold guitars designed by Les Paul since the early 50s; vintage models are now worth thousands of dollars. Paul also had many top 40 hits in the 50s and his own TV show. There's a new boxed set of his music, called "Les Paul: The Legend and the Legacy."

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Musician and Inventor Les Paul.

Musician and inventor Les Paul. Paul shaped much of the sound of rock and roll. He invented the electric pickup, the device that made the electric guitar possible, he made the first multi-track recorder, and his innovations established the recording studio itself as a legitimate musical instrument. Gibson has sold guitars designed by Les Paul since the early 50s, vintage models are now worth thousands of dollars. Paul also had many top 40 hits in the 50s and his own TV show.

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