Friday, February 23, 2007

Al Viola, 87; longtime L.A. studio guitarist known for work with Frank Sinatra

Al Viola, a versatile guitarist best known for his long association with Frank Sinatra and his memorable mandolin playing on "The Godfather" soundtrack, has died. He was 87.

Viola died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Studio City, said his wife, Glenna.

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