Dick Contino


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Musician, Accordionist

Dick Contino had a series of hit recordings and popular television appearances in the 1950s playing his trusty accordion. By the end of that decade, he was hired by M. H. Berlin at Chicago Musical Instruments (CMI) to introduce a string of innovative products. It was Dick who first introduced the Cordovox in the mid-60s, thanks to his friendship with Mr. Berlin. Dick appeared at a number of NAMM shows as an endorser and recalled many warm memories of the friendships he developed in the industry.