Sad News…..

Yesterday I received really sad news of the passing of Dr. Ron Purcell, a true heavyweight in the world of the classical guitar. Dr Purcell was, amongst many things, the founder of the guitar program at Cal State University,  Northridge. He was a legendary guitar historian, a wonderful guitarist and a fantastic man !!!!

Just last semester I asked him to guest lecture for a guitar history class I was teaching at CSUN and he gladly enthralled the students and I with fantastic stories of Segovia for 2 hours !!!  We were all on the edge of our seats as he described a masterclass that Segovia had held in the very classroom we were in.

Thank you for so much for everything Dr Purcell !!!

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