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R.I.P. Les Paul

Les Paul, whose innovations with the electric guitar and studio technology made him one of the most important figures in recorded music, has died from complications of severe pneumonia. Paul was 94.

Paul was a guitar and electronics mastermind whose creations -- such as multitrack recording, tape delay and the solid-body guitar that bears his name, the Gibson Les Paul -- helped give rise to modern popular music, including rock 'n' roll. Always sad to see a legend go, but the impact he had will never be forgotten.
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