Guitarist Paco de Lucia died in Mexico yesterday, he was 66 years old.

Here is the link from MSN News. Click here for the BBC News link.

I thought you might enjoy video clips of him, the clip below is the complete Friday Night in San Francisco album with no ads. This was a 1981 live album by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía.

The video at the top of the post is the same three performers, older and with a full orchestra for back up. Enjoy!

My mom played guitar, as well as ukulele, piano, organ and clarinet.

mom on her ukulele
mom as a teenager with a ukulele

and we had real Spanish guitar on a reel to reel tape,
we even saw Andre Segovia in concert,

but until Scott played this for me…

It was like I’d never heard guitar before.

They were having fun, playing, speaking to each other with the music,

just beautiful, and mind blowing.

If you need me today, I’ll be listening to these recording in between classes.

I hope you do too.