Bob Gand opened a music shop in Deerfield, IL in the early 1960s, which was an influence not only to the community but to his son Gary. Gary went on to open his own successful retail business. Bob fell in love with folk music in the 1960s and formed the Gand Family Singers, which included his children Gary and (celebrity chef) Gale. Bob opened his store, which always focused on teaching, as well as support for the local schools and community music events. Bob was a classic example of a passionate and driven music retailer who put his customers first!