2009 - the year in music

Guitar pioneer Les Paul died on August 13 aged 94 in New York from complications arising from a severe case of pneumonia. The musician and inventor was an enormous influence on modern rock music, releasing the pioneering Les Paul Goldtop guitar model through the Gibson company in 1952. His Les Paul Standard model, first released in 1954, remains hugely popular today. Photo: PA Photos

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