Google today is paying tribute to legendary musician and innovator Les Paul with an interactive logo that lets you play a virtual guitar, record it, and then share your composition. The special doodle is in honor of what would have been Paul's 96th birthday.
The list of musicians who have played a Les Paul at some point in their careers is long and varied and includes such stellar names as Clapton, Page, Beck and Slash. The Les Paul's appeal hasn't been restricted to rock legends though. It's popularity with Guitarists from almost every genre testify to its versatility. From blues legends like John Lee Hooker to country stars like Brooke and Dunn and Jazz maestros like Les Paul himself, the Les Paul magic has touched them all. Here's a partial list of players who use or have used Les Pauls during their careers: Frank Zappa, Duanne Allman, Hubert Sumlin, Al Wilson, Harvey Mandel, Mike Bloomfield, Peter Green, Dickie Betts, Billy Gibbons, Al Di Meola, Don Felder (Eagles), Gary Rossington, Muddy Waters, Guitar Slim, John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Gary Moore, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones), Kerry Livgren (Kansas), Bob Marley, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Tom Scholz (Boston), Neal Schon (Santana, Journey), Neil Young...
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