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How Les Paul Changed the World

Les Paul, who died yesterday at the age of 94, may have been best know for his namesake guitar (most famously played by Jimmy Page and Slash) or a long string of hit records he made with his wife Mary Ford. 

Either achievement would be enough to make him one of music's all-time legends, but Paul's invention of multi-track recording was the stroke of technical genius that truly changed the word and created the modern record industry.

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