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Boston guitarist is happy to give the people what they want

Boston guitarist is happy to give the people what they want

As a teenager in a California high school band during the 1960s, Gary Pihl took the advice of a fellow student and guitar player. The friend had heard about an older guy who was giving guitar lessons in the next town over. "He said he was so good, we should all take lessons from this guy," Pihl said. At age 15, he was too young to drive, so his mother drove him to the lessons. "He was really good, and he taught us some stuff. And he was in a band called The Warlocks at the time," Pihl said. "In fact, we went to see them play — they played in a pizza parlor — they were excellent. "About six months later, they changed their name to the Grateful...

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