Richard "Lefty" Gismondi, One-Armed Street Guitarist, Has Died

The well-known downtown musician played guitar for 45 years

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Portland lost one of its best-known–and best-loved–street musicians on March 11. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office confirmed the death of street musician and retired ironworker Richard Gismondi, better known to both friends and passersby as "Lefty." Lefty was found in the morning by his friend, musician Dan Eccles, when Eccles checked in on Lefty after he'd not been seen for a few ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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