Today in history: We are celebrating what would have been Les Paul's 100th birthday!
The self taught artist, born in waukesha, had a tremendous influence on the music community. He is widely known for his creation of the first solid-body guitar. Although it had been criticized for its aesthetic early on, it produced the exact sound that Paul had been searching for."You could go out and eat and come back and the note would still be playing," he later described it. Ever since its debut in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul has been one of the steadiest-selling guitars made.