Sophocles Papas and students

Source: Washington Post, 1961. Article: The Guitar Goes To College. Author: Harriet Griffiths, staff writer.

You may recognize some guitarist names and faces in this newspaper photo clipping. Enjoy!

Carole Marlow also supplied 2 more quotes from the article.

“Regis Ferruzza, who played the plectrum in dance bands and switched to classic about four years ago, says he ‘couldn’t get what I wanted out of the other guitar’.”

“Gordon Smith, head of the music department, was instrumental in getting the guitar degree program started at AU with Papas and Shearer as teachers.”

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