Nichols, Roy

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Nichols, Roy Gender: M
Roy Ernest Nichols
born on 21 October 1932 at 00:40 (= 12:40 AM )
Place Chandler, Arizona, 33n18, 111w50
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 27°42' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 11°45 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 11°59'


American country music guitarist best known as the lead guitarist for Merle Haggard for more than two decades. He was known for his guitar technique, a mix of fingerpicking and pedal steel-like bends, usually played on a Telecaster.

He retired in March 1987. He was later inducted into the Western Swing Society Hall of Fame in Sacramento, California. Nichols suffered a stroke in February 1996. It left him partially paralyzed, in a way in which he could no longer play guitar. So he spent his last years only playing guitar in his head. Nichols was being treated for a non-life-threatening infection at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, California, when he had a heart attack and died on July 3, 2001.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Cash, Johnny (born 26 February 1932)
  • associate relationship with Saucier, Billy Jack (born 21 January 1931). Notes: Music collaborators


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (guitarist)