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Les Paul honored by musical Google Doodle

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(Read caption) Les Paul celebrates his 92nd birthday at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City in 2007. Paul, who passed away last year, is honored today in an interactive Google Doodle.

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Google has replaced its homepage logo today with an interactive doodle commemorating the birthday of Les Paul, the father of the solid-body electric guitar. Paul's inventions shaped the sound of rock and roll.

In his long career, Paul played alongside some of the greatest jazz and pop artists in America, including Chet Atkins, Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters and Nat King Cole. By the 1950s, he was one of the greatest jazz guitarists of his generation. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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