Hammond Organs

Sam Keeney loved playing music! He had a road organ he hauled to performances nights and on weekends. Starting in the late 1950s, his day job was music retailing. In 1970 he bought a store in Spry, Pennsylvania, and renamed it Sam Keeney Piano and Organ Company. Over the years he pioneered product...
David Kutner was new to the music products industry when he was offered the job as President of Hammond Organs in the late 1960s. It was a time for change in the organ business as sales slipped from the decade before, resulting in the discontinuation of the famous B3 line by David’s predecessors...
Roy Larrick was a well-known sales rep for Hammond Organs and Panasonic's Technics products before opening his own retail store.  Larrick Piano & Organ in Northern California was established after Roy worked for Colton Piano stores in the area.  Back in the early part of his career, Roy's...
David Leed was born in 1937 in the United Kingdom and spent the war years and most of his childhood in Australia.  His love of music started when he was a young boy learning to play the cornet in his local Salvation Army.  After returning to London and finishing school David played the cornet in...
Don Leslie, the inventor of the very successful Leslie Speaker, was pleased with the concept of the product that was a simple idea but a tricky design. As a child, Don was fascinated by the large pipe organs and how the sound traveled all around the listener. He had the goal of bringing that...
Russell Lindquist joined his uncle’s piano store in Iowa in his early 20s, and soon discovered his love of the business. He especially loved selling. Russell opened a Hammond Organ dealership in Houston, Texas, during the boom of the B-3 and the home organ era. Over the years he created several...
Muriel Long began teaching piano in 1959 and since that time two things have been very clear to those who know her, she is a passionate music maker and a heck of a salesperson! She grew up playing the Hammond and found that even as a teenager, she loved teaching music!  While giving lessons at a...
Jack Martin was a leading piano sales rep for Wurlitzer from 1959 until 1963. Although he spent most of his career in the music industry it was those four years that Jack cherishes the most. During the early part of his career with Wurlitzer, Jack took part in the training classes that Wurlitzer...
Scott May knew since he was five years old that he wanted to play the organ!  He fell in love with the endless possibilities of the instrument as he grew and discovered that the Hammond was the ideal organ for him!  While working for the Hammond Organ Company, Scott has assessed new innovations and...
Bruce Mitchell is a veteran of the Canadian piano and organ industry dating back to 1966 when he was hired as the Hammond Organ sales rep for Canada. Bruce has since been deeply involved with Kurzweil Music and Young Chang as well as the Musical Instrument Association of Canada (MIAC). During his...

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