The Magnificent Seven guitarist has died

Al Caiola, a guitarist who recorded hit versions of The Magnificent Seven themse and of the NBC series Bonanza, has died at 96.

Caiola was one of the busiest pluckers in New York, making records with Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Johnny Mathis, Simon and Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, Glen Campbell and Rosemary Clooney.

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  • Gerald Martin says:

    Until the actual soundtrack LP was issued I thought Elmer Bernstein’s original The Magnificent Seven theme included an electric guitar.

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