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Les Paul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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Les Paul Materials in the Catalog

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Our catalog has a subject category for "Inductee." If you enter this term in the search box and choose "Subject" in the dropdown box, you will retrieve information on our resources that are related to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees.

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Databases

These research databases can be accessed within the Library and Archives.

Books

Below are a few of the books relating to Les Paul that are available for use in the Library Reading Room.

Song Books

These books include the music for songs written or recorded by Les Paul and his wife, Mary Ford.

CDs

These are sound recordings of Les Paul available at the Library and Archives.

DVDs

This is a video recording with Les Paul available at the Library and Archives.

In the Museum-Les Paul

This video is from the Rock Hall YouTube channel. 

In the Museum-The Les Paul Guitar

This video is from the Rock Hall YouTube channel. 

More Rock Hall Video

These are video recordings created by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Education Department for the 2008 American Music Masters celebrations honoring Les Paul. These videos are only available at the Library and Archives.

American Music Masters. Les Paul. Henry Juszkiewicz lecture. Ace Frehley interview. Part 1.

American Music Masters. Les Paul. Henry Juszkiewicz lecture. Ace Frehley interview. Part 2.
In Part 1 of this video, CEO and Chairman of Gibson Guitar Corporation Henry Juszkiewicz discusses the genesis and basic history of the Gibson Guitar Corporation, Orville Gibson, and Les Paul's contributions as an innovator. In Part 2, Ace Frehley discusses using Gibson guitars, and is joined by Juszkiewicz near the end of the program.

Les Paul on YouTube

Les Paul & Mary Ford Show: World Is Waiting For The Sunrise Les Paul - Chasing Sound!

Archival Collections

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