Bill Jones


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Bill Jones Music

Bill Jones is the founder of Bill Jones Music in Knoxville Tennessee.  The retailer started in 1973 with a focus on piano and organs, which was during the height of the organ boom. Over the years the store has developed to fit the changing needs of its customers and has become a full line music store.  When the country enjoyed the banjo craze, Bill brought in banjos.  When the ukulele was all the rage, he offered a wide range of ukes, and still does.  All the while he and his wife developed a music school within the store to offer lessons of all types, which is a major part of the business today.