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Search engine Google celebrates what would have been guitar maker Les Paul’s 96th birthday if not for his death due to pneumonia on August 13, 2009.
Les Paul, who created the Gibson guitar, is credited for his role in the invention of rock n’ roll. The Les Paul Golftop guitar model was released in 1952 through the Gibson company while the popular Les Paul Standard model was released in 1954.
Google.com marks Les Paul’s birthday through the launch of an interactive logo which resembles his electric guitar model.