Les Paul Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


10th June 2011

Fact: Technical experts at Google have honoured late music legend Les Paul by posting a unique guitar widget on the search engine's home page allowing fans to 'play' songs using their computer keyboard. The dedicated Google Doodle was launched on Thursday (09Jun11), on what would have been Paul's 96th birthday. He died in 2009.


1st February 2010

Fact: Pioneering guitarist Les Paul was honoured with a posthumous tribute at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (31Jan10), with a performance by jazz singer IMELDA MAE and British rock guitarist Jeff Beck.


19th August 2009

Fact: Guitar legend Les Paul, who died from pneumonia aged 94 last week (13Aug09), will be buried on Friday (21Aug09) in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after the city holds a public tribute to him at the Discovery World Museum. A private funeral ceremony will take place on Wednesday (19Aug09) in New York.


23rd December 2005

Fact: <p>Guitar great Les Paul, 90, has performed at New York's Iridium Jazz Club every Monday night for the last 20 years. Surprise guests have included Sir Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett. </p>


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