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The Silver Guitar is a Historical Character Mystery that is part of Julie's books.


From the Central Series


Chapter By Chapter Summary

Chapter One: Treasures on Nob Hill

Chapter Two: Something for the Birds

Chapter Three: Bumps in the Night

Chapter Four: Trouble with a Capital T

Chapter Five: A Musical Mystery

Chapter Six: A Clever Counterfeit

Chapter Seven: At the Vernon Mansion

Chapter Eight: Suspects and Shadows

Chapter Nine: Footsteps in an Empty Room

Chapter Ten: Trapped!

Chapter Eleven: Hide and Seek

Chapter Twelve: Coming Clean

Chapter Thirteen: Good Vibrations

Looking Back

Discusses benefit concerts and volunteer efforts in the 1970s. Topics covered:

  • The music industry of the 1960s and 1970s and the value of rock memorabilia among dead musicians
  • Auctions and fundraisers for charity and social awareness, such as the SNACK concert promoted by Bill Graham to raise money for public school sports programs
  • The 1970 Amchitka concert, which was held to raise funds and awareness of environmental damage in Alaska due to the testing of nuclear weapons
  • The creation of Greenpeace, following the Amchitka concert and the protest for environmental protection at Alaska
  • Growing realization of human activity and impact on the environment, leading to the creation of Earth Day on April 20, 1970
  • The collision of the Oregon Standard and the Arizona Standard oil tankers on January 19, 1971, near the Golden Gate Bridge and the resultant oil spill
  • Various ways people helped in the 1971 oil spill, from patrolling beaches to rehabilitating birds and wildlife affected by the spill


  1. Pg. 3: Mrs. Vernon and her husband, Reginald, had arranged the auction for this first Sunday of March. The first Sunday of March was the 6th.