As previously reported, Google marked the 96th birthday of electric guitar innovator Les Paul with an interactive guitar graphic on their homepage. Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello just posted this video of himself wishing Les a happy birthday and then playing the "guitar" on Google's homepage.
Les Paul, the creator of the legendary Gibson guitar that bears his name, would have been 96 years old today. To mark his birthday, Google.com have launched an interactive logo, resembling his famous electric guitar model
When Les Paul passed away at the age of 94 on August 13, 2009, most obituaries overstated a few of his contributions and understated others. Some claimed he invented the electric guitar (he didn’t even invent the solidbody guitar, though he was among the first to experiment with its design) while barely mentioning his pioneering work in the development of multitrack recording. And while many articles mentioned his namesake Gibson Les Paul guitar, few discussed just how great a guitarist he was.