NAMM Show

George Lynch has become a regular attraction of the annual NAMM Show in Anaheim.  George has been endorsing musical products most of his celebrated musical career and as a result is asked to appear in a booth, sign autographs and provide demos of his gear.  George is a well-known hard rock...
Kevin Maher has countless stories about the music industry, about jazz and about his father and grandfather who ran Down Beat Magazine and the early days at Music Inc.  Even more, Kevin can outline the trends and the great innovations that have changed our industry over the years because his...
Vivian Majeski had just married John when she visited the NAMM Show for the first time.  The year was 1951 and John, who would later follow in his father's footsteps as editor of The Music Trades magazine. He had returned from war just a few years earlier. Together the young couple attended the...
Larry Manley first met the former CEO for NAMM, Larry (Link) Linkin, while he was working at a bank in Escondido, California where Link held NAMM's business accounts. It was during a time when NAMM was growing and Link thought it was a good time to elevate and strengthen NAMM's financial staff, and...
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...
Stan Mazyck plays an intricate role in the success of the NAMM Shows as a floor manager. As a retired police officer from the Long Island area, Stan worked trade shows while serving on the police force as a floor manager for a variety of industries before he relocated to Carlsbad, California where...
James McDonald is known simply as Boom Boom to his NAMM family. Following in the footsteps of his father, Boom Boom’s career focused on the trade show industry and early on he became involved with the NAMM Show. Soon, he became a part of the organization’s annual events. Boom Boom has never been...
Kay McDowell now (and may always) holds the record for the most NAMM shows attended --83 in a row! As a very young girl, she accompanied her father, the owner of Ludwig Aeolian of St. Louis, Missouri, to the show. Years later, her husband, Bob, took over that business and a very active role in the...
James Moody and his saxophone graced many NAMM Shows over the decades and was a good friend to many within the industry.  He was often seen strolling the show floor and encountering friends with a smile at nearly every step. It is easy to see why he was one of the most beloved jazz musicians in...
Steve Morse has been a regular attendee at the NAMM Shows for several decades thanks to the Ernie Ball Company.  In fact, it was thanks to Sterling Ball that Steve was interviewed during the show in 2015.  Steve’s long career in music, which began professionally in 1969, has included gigs with the...

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