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Elvin Bishop

Elvin Bishop was inspired to play the guitar because as an early teen he noticed that the girls at the dance seemed to always hang out with the guitarist!  When he discovered the blues, he was hooked as they found...

Nancy Felixson

Nancy Felixson remembers attending concerts at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica in the early 1970s. The store has a wonderful reputation for selling great instruments and gear as well as a stage that has hosted...

Bill Hollingshead

Bill Hollingshead enjoyed a long and successful career as a concert and live events booking agent as well as a director and producer for many years.  He worked for Knott's Berry Farm in Southern California as...

Ralph Johnson

Ralph Johnson joined Earth, Wind and Fire in 1972. That was an important year for the band as founder Maurice White changed the line-up to include singers Jessica Cleaves and Philip Bailey, keyboardist Larry Dunn,...

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been running a music studio and teaching guitar lessons since the 1990s. After a conversation with his sister, he realized if he recorded and distributed his lessons on video, he could reach many...

Dolores Yeager

Dolores Yeager is the owner of the Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood, California, which her late husband, Bob, opened in 1959.  Bob teamed with Chuck Molinari to establish a store that would provide gear for the...

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NAMM Annual In Memoriam Industry Tribute 2013

This video is of our annual NAMM Tribute, created in honor of our members and music industry friends who passed away in 2012 and early 2013.  This Tribute was shown for the first time at the NAMM Show in Anaheim,...

NAMM In Memoriam Industry Tribute 2012

This video is of our annual NAMM Tribute, created in honor of our members and music industry friends who passed away in 2012.  This Tribute was shown for the first time at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California in January...

NAMM In Memoriam Industry Tribute 2014

This video is of our annual NAMM Tribute, created in honor of our members and music industry friends who passed away in 2013 and early 2014.  This Tribute was shown for the first time at the NAMM Show in Anaheim,...

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