Sacramento Guitar Society History – the 50's
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There is very little information surviving from the 50's, but we know there definitely was classical guitar activity during the decade. In 1984 the following obit of George Nichols refers to him teaching classical guitar for 25 years.
George H. Nichols Jr. Services for George H. Nichols Jr., a classical guitarist and artist who taught guitar and painting in Sacramento the past 25 years, will be at 2pm today in the WF Gormley and Sons Chapel. Mr Nichols, 54, died last Thursday after suffering a heart attack in his studio. A Native American and a member of the Miwok Tribe, Mr Nichols is listed as a descendant of California's first governor, Peter Burnett. Mr. Nichols displayed his paintings in local galleries and wrote for a guitarists' publication. He belonged to the Sacramento Classical Guitar Society. Born in Tuolumne County, Mr. Nichols came to Sacramento in 1936, and was a graduate of McClatchy High School. He served with the Army in the Korean War. He also belonged to the Retreads, a motorcycle club. Surviving are his sister, Rosalie, Nichols of San Jose, eight nieces and nephews; and several other relatives.