In Memory

Richard Hickman

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10/17/09 06:28 PM #1    

Charles "Chuck" Morris

Rich was very quiet and very talented musically the BEST guitar player I have ever heard. magical with his fingers on those strings. Real nice guy went to Boston Conservatory which was not easy to get into. Passed away I believe in the early 80`s

11/01/09 10:53 PM #2    

Jack (John) Nunes

Richard was my roommate in Boston along with Peter Lawrence from 1965 to 1966, we lived in a 4th floor walkup on Gainsboro Street.
Richard actually went to the Berkley School of Music which is one street over from the Boston Conservatory where I went from 1965 to 1967.
As was already said, he was probably the best guitar player I'd ever heard.
I'm sorry to hear he is not with us.

01/08/10 01:26 PM #3    

Donald Hill

Richard played in our High School band, "The Walkers". He was a good friend, and a great guitarist.

03/29/10 09:49 PM #4    

Dave Medeiros

Without a doubt one of the best guitarists ever. I think he played in NY as a studio musician for a while. Also played in Newport at Banisters. Way ahead of the times musically. A real loss when he passed on.

06/05/10 07:43 PM #5    

Alfred Fortin

I occasionally played music with Richard in high school and remember how he played that red Gibson. I think he also taught at Tony Pacheco's guitar studio where I did as well. He was the best of all of us.  

08/24/10 10:29 AM #6    

Kathleen Conway (Hickman)

Rick also was known for his musical abilities, particularly with the guitar, and later

with the alto saxophone.  Post NBHS, Rick attended the Berkley School of Music,

1965-1966, later recording "45" records with a band called the "Ragamuffins"..  I

believe these were recorded in New York City.   Rick later worked as a studio

musician, and than toured Nationally with various showbands, as well as

working throughout New England with private groups.  As a child, Rick recorded

his first record at the age of seven.  He later would be known to be happiest

when playing or composing music, and sometimes gave private music lessons

from a studio in Concord, Massachusetts.  Rick enjoyed many friends in the

music world.  We married in 1972.  Rick Hickman died on March 24, 1997 at

Massachusetts General Hospital at the age of 49 from complications related

to brain and pulmonary cancer.  He is survived by his brother, Robbie and

his family, and cousins, and friends, and former NBHS classmates.

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