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Les Paul artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
January 16, 2012 Hear interviews with legendary guitar innovators Les Paul, Peter Frampton and Jeff Beck.
August 14, 2009 The guitar legend made a rare appearance on Piano Jazz, with his trio, in 1999.
August 13, 2009 Les Paul pioneered multi track recording and popularized the solid-body electric guitar.
August 19, 2007 In a new PBS documentary, Les Paul: Chasing Sound, Paul tells his remarkable life story.
June 4, 2005 Guitar legend Les Paul, who turns 90 next week, is still going strong, with a string of new CDs.
August 13, 2009 He helped bring about the rise of rock 'n' roll and multitrack recording.
January 15, 2013 Every guitarist now playing owes something to at least one of these pioneering jazz guitarists.
October 20, 2011 Granz put artists like Ella Fitzgerald into concert halls while striking a blow for civil rights.
September 14, 2009 See how the visual aesthetic of Blue Note carries almost as much artistic cachet as the music.
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