RIP, Les Paul
Billboard: Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero
Legendary guitar and recording innovator Les Paul, 94, died Aug. 13 from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital.
A key pioneer in electric guitar sounds, responsible for developing and lending his name to what many consider rock'n'roll's definitive guitar, Paul's career spanned from the jazz age through the new millennium.
Rolling Stone: Les Paul (1915-2009)