Guitar pioneer Les Paul will get his due at American Music Masters salute in November

September 2, 2008

by John Soeder / Plain Dealer Pop Music Critic
Tuesday September 02, 2008, 10:30 AM

Electric-guitar pioneer Les Paul has been chosen as the honoree for the 13th annual American Music Masters series, presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Case Western Reserve University and Gibson Guitar Corp.

“Les played a big role in the pervasiveness of the guitar in popular music and in rock ‘n’ roll particularly,” said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock Hall.

Paul’s search for “this golden sound” changed the course of music history, Stewart said.

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