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Chet Atkins - 100% match to Les Paul

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chester Burton Atkins, 20 June 1924, Luttrell, Tennessee, USA, d. 30 June 2001, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The man known as ‘Mister Guitar’ was one of the most influential and prolific guitarists of the twentieth century, as well as an important producer and an RCA Records executive. The son of a music teacher and brother of guitarist Jim Atkins (who played with Le Read more

Johnny Winter - 37% match to Les Paul

Genres: Blues Blues Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 February 1944, Leland, Mississippi, USA. Raised in Beaumont, Texas, with younger brother Edgar Winter, Johnny was a child prodigy prior to forging a career as a blues guitarist. He made his recording debut in 1960, fronting Johnny And The Jammers, and over the next eight years completed scores of masters, many of which remained unreleased until his success prompted their Read more

Eddie Fisher - 31% match to Les Paul

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edwin Jack Fisher, 10 August 1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Fisher was a ‘bobby sox idol’, one of the most popular US singers of the 50s, with a strong, melodic voice. He sang with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura at the age of 18, and his nickname was ‘Sonny Boy’ because of his affection for Al Jolson songs. In 1949 he gained nationw Read more

George Benson - 30% match to Les Paul

Genres: Jazz Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 March 1943, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This guitarist and singer successfully planted his feet in both the modern jazz and easy-listening pop camps in the mid-70s when jazz pop as well as jazz rock became a most lucrative proposition. Before a move to New York in 1963, he had played in various R&B outfits local to Pittsburgh, including the Altairs and the Four Cou Read more

Georgia Gibbs - 28% match to Les Paul

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Fredda Lipschitz, 17 August 1919, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, d. 9 December 2006, New York City, New York, USA. When Gibbs was six months old, her father died and she was placed in an orphanage for some six years. Reclaimed by her mother, she then took as her surname, her mother’s new married name, Gibson. When building her career in the 50s, Gibbs was unfairly malig Read more

Freddie King - 26% match to Les Paul

Genres: Blues Blues Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Billy Myles, 3 September 1934, Gilmer, Texas, USA, d. 28 December 1976, Dallas, Texas. Freddie (aka Freddy) was one of the triumvirate of Kings (the others being B.B. and Albert) who ruled the blues throughout the 60s. He was the possessor of a light, laid-back, but not unemotional voice and a facile fast-fingered guitar technique that made him the hero of many young discipl Read more

Jeff Beck - 26% match to Les Paul

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 June 1944, Wallington, Surrey, England. As a former choirboy, the young Beck was interested in music from an early age, becoming a competent pianist and guitarist by the age of 11. His first main band was the Tridents, who made a name for themselves locally. After leaving that band, Beck took on the seemingly impossible task of filling the shoes of Eric Clapton, who had r Read more

The Mills Brothers - 26% match to Les Paul

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The three permanent members of this vocal group were Herbert Mills (2 April 1912, d. 12 April 1989, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA), Harry Mills (b. 19 August 1913, d. 28 June 1982, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Donald Mills (b. 29 April 1915, d. 18 November 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA). John Mills Jnr. (b. 19 October 1910, d. 24 January 1936, Bellefontaine, Ohio, USA), a Read more

Big Bill Broonzy - 24% match to Les Paul

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Lee Conley Broonzy, 26 June 1893 (some sources give 1898), Scott, Mississippi, USA, d. 14 August 1958, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Broonzy worked as a field hand, and it was behind the mule that he first developed his unmistakable, hollering voice, with its remarkable range and flexibility. As a child he made himself a violin, and learned to play under the guidance of an Read more

Roy Buchanan - 23% match to Les Paul

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 September 1939, Ozark, Alabama, USA, d. 14 August 1988. The son of a preacher, Buchanan discovered gospel music through the influence of travelling revivalists. This interest engendered his love of R&B and, having served an apprenticeship playing guitar in scores of minor groups, he secured fame on joining Dale Hawkins in 1958. Although Buchanan is often erroneously c Read more

Buddy Guy - 22% match to Les Paul

Genres: Blues Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Guy, 30 July 1936, Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA. An impassioned and influential guitarist, Buddy Guy learned to play the blues on a rudimentary, home made instrument, copying records he heard on the radio. By the mid-50s he was sitting in with several of the region’s leading performers, including Slim Harpo and Lightnin’ Slim. In 1957 Guy moved north to Chicag Read more

Leslie West - 21% match to Les Paul

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Weinstein, 22 October 1945, Forest Hills, New York, USA. West, who from an early age suffered from a glandular disorder that affected his weight, began his rock ‘n’ roll career as a member of the Vagrants, a mid-60s hard rock grouping who released several singles to little commercial recognition. In 1969 he formed Mountain with bass player Felix Pappalardi. Read more

Milt Jackson - 21% match to Les Paul

Genres: Jazz Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1923, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 9 October 1999, New York City, New York, USA. Jackson’s first professional engagement, at the age of 16, was in his home town, playing the vibraphone alongside tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson (one year his junior). Jackson benefited from the 40s loose attitude towards band personnel, spending six years accompanying visiting mu Read more

Artie Shaw - 20% match to Les Paul

Genres: Big Band & Swing Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, 23 May 1910, East Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 December 2004, Newbury Park, California, USA. The son of an Austrian mother and a Russian father, Arshawsky was born in New York but relocated with his family to New Haven, Connecticut while still a child. He learned to play the ukulele before taking up the alto saxophone at the age of 1 Read more

Dinah Shore - 20% match to Les Paul

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frances Rose Shore, 29 February 1916, Winchester, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of her country’s most enduring all-round entertainers, Shore staked her first claim to fame while still at school, on Nashville radio. Further broadcasting and theatre engagements in New York soon followed. She recorded with Xaviar Cugat and Ben Berni Read more


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