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Casey Young has designed synthesizers and programed electronic instruments for a string of albums and movies over his long career.  As a keyboardist in the late 60s, Casey found it easy and natural to explore the exciting new developments in electronic musical instruments.  As a result he began programming synths such as the Synclavier for studio recordings as well as live conc

This is the full length NAMM Oral History interview with Trummy Young, which was captured on July 27, 1984. For his biography and web-clip, please follow this link: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/trummy-young

Reggie Young is known throughout the world as one of the great studio session players referred to as the Memphis Boys.  He played guitar on thousands of recordings as a session player in Memphis and later Nashville during the 1960s, 70s and 80s - turning out hit recordings that forever changed popular music.  The Memphis Boys became the name of a group of session players at Ame

This is the full length NAMM Oral History interview with Snooky Young, which was captured on October 18, 2005. For his biography and web clip, please follow the link: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/snooky-young

Snooky Young was given his first trumpet from the local junk man who saw he had an interest in music, but whose family could not afford the expense. The gift served him well as young Snooky went on to record with the famous 1939 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, Count Basie, Gerald Wilson and Lionel Hampton.

Rick Young has spent over 20 years with Yamaha making several important contributions to the Pro Audio Division and Band Instrument Division. Rick has also played a vital role in the Music Achievement Council providing his background and passion for music to enhance successful programs and initiatives, which have assisted in strengthening the music products industry.

Paul Youngblood has become the expert of the BOSS effects pedal products due to his longevity with the Roland company. He has witnessed first hand, and took great part in the development and growth of the innovative BOSS products.

Bill Youse is proud of the fact that his grandfather, George, worked in the Steinway & Sons piano factory on Long Island as did his father before Bill joined the company in 1973. Bill's first job was actually the summer before when he would cut the grass. He was able to work alongside his father for 17 years until his dad retired in 1990.

Leona Yousling was married to one of the most beloved members of the Wurlitzer Company team of the 1960s and 70s, John Yousling. John created many of the sales training classes, which he provided in several countries over 2 decades, becoming an influential teacher to many who have later became leaders within the industry.

Jade Yu has always treated her employees at Tycoon Music like family. She has worked as Managing Director with the company her husband started since the beginning, and is often called the mother of the company.