Al Di Meola has long been known for his impeccable technique, perfect sense of rhythm and timing, and lightning fast displays of guitar virtuoso. Al has also become a very unique and multi-faceted composed. Al strives hard to build upon and improve with every album whether they be original compositions or rearrangements of other composers/groups such as his incredible album of Astor Piazzolla pieces and his amazing tribute to the Beatles. Additionally, Al has numerous ties to the music industry...

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Donn Bennett had the happy "accident" of falling into the retail music business.  As a young drummer he had to pay for his own lessons,...
Steve Lukather lives to make and play music, epitomizing the passionate musician. Steve grew up knowing that one day he would be a rock...
Barry Andrews has seen it all. Barry helped take a fledgling amp company, Quilter Sound Things, from a small shop to one of the most...
John Andrews, along with his brother Barry and co-found Pat Quilter, formed the core that grew QSC into an incredibly successful company....
Pat Quilter is a man with a vision. Pat built his first guitar amp after reading about a new technique for bridging using solid state...
Gina Schock has an energy about her that is extremely infectious and brings a smile to the faces of those around her. Gina grew up in...
Reese Marin is the president of Bellevue American Music in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, Washington.  The store reflects Reese's passion...
Sharon Brown was a teenager when she first began working for Ted Brown Music.  While in high school she had met and began dating the...
Mike Kay runs the pro audio department for Ted Brown Music in Tacoma, Washington.  Beginning in 1984, Mike brought his lifelong love of...

About the Library & Resource Center

Established in 1946 when NAMM was only 45 years old, the NAMM Resource Center provides its Members, the media, academic researchers and the general public with access to historical data about this great industry.

Drawing on more than a century of NAMM research, records and archives, the Resource Center has access to everything from statistical records on retail music products sales to videotaped interviews with more than 1,000 of the people who have shaped this industry's history. The broader scope of the collections is the history of the music products industry. Within that broader scope, materials are categorized into five main subject categories: NAMM History, Manufacturer History, Retail History, Music History (especially as it pertains to instrument and product innovations) and Legacy Collections.

We hope you find what you're looking for right here, but if you have any questions, please contact us at 760.438.8001 or via e-mail at library@namm.org.