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Danny White is the owner of the famed Sound Techniques Recording Studio, located in the United Kingdom, which began in 1964.  The studio had its own sound (based largely on the custom made mixing consoles) that enriched the recordings of Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, John Martyn and The Who!  In the early part of his career, Danny owned 16 Tons Recording Studio in Nashville, which b

Verdine White has become a close friend to the NAMM family thanks to his dedication to music education and music advocacy programs around the world.  He has supported the efforts to keep music in public schools and has performed countless events to raise money for such causes.  As the bassist for Earth, Wind & Fire, Verdine brought music to the world that has been an inspir

Roland White has played mandolin nearly as long as he can remember. Influenced by the Bluegrass and country music he heard as a boy, Roland created his own unique style, which has been a major influence on generations of students.

Jim Whitehill provided a very important overview of the products and politics of the Norlin Music Company, which was originally named Chicago Musical Instruments (CMI) when Mr. M.H. Berlin formed the company in the 1920s. In the late 1960s and early 70s, the Norlin company, headed by Mr.

Norman Whitfield Jr grew up surrounded by music. His father was the noted songwriter, Norman Whitfield, who penned such classic hits as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, “Just My Imagination”, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, and the disco era hit “Car Wash”. Norman Whitfield Jr followed in his father’s footsteps by having a big impact on music behind the scenes.

This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Margaret Whiting was a popular singer who had a number of hit recordings in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Laura Whitmore’s passion for music began at a young age, learning to play guitar and writing songs as a teenager. She attended Hofstra University where she earned a B.S. in Music Merchandising and an MBA in Marketing. Laura worked for CBS Records and Korg, where she rose through the ranks of marketing assistant to marketing manager and artist relations for Korg, Marshall, and Vox.

Edward Whitmyer began working on the bench at Selmer in Elkhart in the 1970s when most of the work was done by hand.  During his long career, Edward, has witnessed firsthand the development of computer driven machines to complete some of the tasks he once completed by hand.  His training on CNC machines has been a key in the use of the machines to do routine jobs while allowing

Tony Whitt began his career in the industry with the Linton oboe company in Elkhart, Indianan.  He later began working for Gemeinhart, which has been where he has been for most of his 52 plus years in the industry.  At the time of his mini interview, Tony was working in finishing and final assembly of the flutes for Gemeinhart.

Chris Whittington is the product engineer at Remo Inc in Valencia, California, a place he has referred to as his home.  After all, Chris is a musician who is passionate about playing, who designs instruments that are used by musicians who are passionate about playing!  Sitting down with Chris for just a few minutes it becomes clear that he cares about creating meaningful produc