Dick Richardson

Dick Richardson was working with the Lyons Band Instrument Company in Chicago in the early 1960s when he was given the chance to run the Musser vibraphone division of the company.  Dick become president and soon expanded the product line, bring on key endorsers such as Lionel Hampton and Gary Burton as well as building up the motivation of the employees.  His sharp insight into the industry soon resulted in a new and improved reputation for the vibraphone and marimba company.  In the 1980s he sold Musser to Ludwig Drums, then owned by Selmer and Dick went to work for Danny Henkin heading the Slingerland Drum Company.  Dick’s insightful NAMM Oral History interview was completed on November 18, 2008

Interview Date:
November 18, 2008
Date of Birth:
September 18, 1928
Deceased Date:
December 31, 2010
Job Title:
Past President
Company:
Musser-Kitching

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