Google Plays Tribute to Paul by Allowing Users to Play

Famed guitarist Les Paul was born June 9, 1915. To honor him, one search engine is allowing you play the guitar as well.

Thursday -- what would have been Paul's 96th birthday -- Google turned its logo into a playable set of strings.

In addition, you can also record your music and save it for later.

Paul, who died in 2009, played country and jazz music, was key in developing the solid-body electric guitar, a huge breakthrough in rock music. Guitars that bear his name are among the most sought-after in music.

Google is well-known for changing its logo based on the day, and has added interactive elements to it in the past. For the 30th anniversary of PacMan in 2010, the logo was turned into the video game. As reported by CNet, a study by RescueTime showed the American economy lost 4,819,352 man-hours and $120,483,800 in productivity on that day alone as a result.


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