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Musicians pay tribute to guitar inventor-virtuoso Les Paul, dead at 94

Published 08/14/2009, Associated Press

Les Paul, a guitar virtuoso, performed with some of early pop's biggest names and produced a slew of hits, many with wife Mary Ford. But it was his inventive streak that made him universally revered by guitar gods as their original ancestor and earned his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the most important forces in popular music.

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