From the archives: Remembering Robert Newton

Posted by Staff Reports on July 10, 2014 

— Musician Robert Newton, a fixture in Columbia's music scene, died this week.

Newton was a popular guitar teacher, played in bands, and was a former running back for USC. He taught guitar for more than three decades. His students included Les Hall, Patrick Davis, Herbie Jeffcoat, Jeff Kozelski, as well as Brian Conner and his brother, the late Chris Conner.

In 2012, former Staff Writer Otis R. Taylor Jr. wrote about Newton's health struggles, which included several strokes. Fund-raisers were held to offset bills and pay for expenses.

Read it here.

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