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The Man Before The Guitar: Remembering Les Paul At 100
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Listen: Les Paul On Piano Jazz
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Charlie Christian was a forerunner in establishing the musical language of bebop. Greg Murray hide caption

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Jeff Beck performs at Les Paul's 95th-birthday party at Iridium Jazz Club on June 9, 2010, in New York City.

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World Cafe Looks Back: Guitar Greats
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Remembering Guitar Legend Les Paul
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Guitar Legend And Innovator Les Paul Dies
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Les Paul Still 'Chasing Sound' at 92
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