Les Paul

Les Paul
1915 - 2009

Les Paul  American Musician

Les Paul passed away on 13th Aug 2009 aged 94. His last relationship was when Mary Ford and Les Paul were divorced on 16th Dec 1964 after being married for 14 years.

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Les Paul was previously married to Mary Ford (1947 - 1964) and Virginia Webb (1937 - 1949).

Les Paul had 4 children, Mary Colleen, Robert Ralph, Gene and Russell.

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Les Paul is a 94 year old American Musician. Born Lester William Polsfuss on 9th June, 1915 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA, he is famous for Electric guitar, multitrack recording pioneer in a career that spans 1928–2009. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Les Paul is a member of the following lists: American male musicians, 20th-century American musicians and 21st-century American musicians.

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Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship17 yrs, 11 mths
Shortest Relationship12 yrs
Average Relationship Length14 yrs, 11 mths
First Name Lester
Middle Name William
Last Name Polsfuss
Full Name at Birth Lester William Polsfuss
Alternative Name Les Paul, Red Hot Red, Rhubarb Red, Lester William Polsfuss
Age 94 (age at death) years
Birthday 9th June, 1915
Birthplace Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Died 13th August, 2009
Place of Death White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York, USA
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight W
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Distinctive Feature Gibson Les Paul, His famous guitar innovations, German descent
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Inventor, Musician, Songwriter
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Electric guitar, multitrack recording pioneer
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Country, Blues, Rock And Roll, country, blues
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1928–2009
Music Style Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop
Music Mood Quirky, Cheerful, Playful, Soothing, Earnest, Elegant, Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Happy, Springlike, Rollicking, Freewheeling, Fun, Laid-Back/Mellow, Refined/Mannered, Sentimental, Smooth, Sweet
Instrument Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Arranger
Instrument (text) Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Piano, Banjo, Harmonica, Piano, banjo, harmonica, piano
Clothes Size 8
Shoe Size 11
Official Websites http://www.lespaulfoundation.org/
Father George Polsfuss
Mother Evelyn Stutz
Favorite Colors Black, Red, Green, Blue, Grey, Brown
Favorite Accessories Specs, Scarfs

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), 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. Paul taught himself how to play guitar and while he is mainly known for jazz and popular music, he had an early career in country music. He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention.

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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Les Paul94 GeminiMusician
American
Mary Ford53 CancerSinger
American
Virginia Webb-

Children

NameGenderBornAge
Mary ColleenFemale
Robert RalphMale
GeneMale
RussellMale

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
The Dream Catcher1999Man in Pick-Up TruckMovie
The Bell Telephone Hour1959TV Show
Sarge Goes to College1947Guitarist, The Jam SessionMovie
Sensations of 19451944Les PaulMovie

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