Google Doodle for Les Paul the best ever
Alexander Chen, designer (and musician) of Google's Creative Lab, said in a blog post: "The electric guitar brings back memories for me of exchanging riffs with friends and wearing out cassette tapes as I meticulously learned songs. Today, we’re attempting to recreate that experience with a doodle celebrating the birthday of musician and inventor Les Paul. ... As well as his guitar work, Les Paul experimented in his garage with innovative recording techniques like multitracking and tape delay. In keeping with this spirit of tinkering, those of you in the U.S. can click the black “compose” button to record your own 30-second track. Just strum the strings or trigger notes with the letters or numbers on your keyboards. Clicking the button again will display a link to share the songs you’ve made."
To read more about Paul, who invented the solid-body electric guitar and died in 2009, try his memoir, "Les Paul: In His Own Words," co-written with Michael Cochran or the "Les Paul Legacy Complete Commemorative Edition" by Robb Lawrence. Better yet, listen to some of his music, like this video clip from the era of black-and-white TV.