John Hornby Skewes


Oral History Information

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John Hornby Skewes Company, Ltd.

 John Hornby Skewes is the founder and president of John Hornby Skewes Company Ltd, a noted music wholesaler located in England, which was established in the early 1960s.    John is also one of the pioneers of the Music Industry Association in the UK and the British Music Fair.  He is an industry legend and, oh boy, does he have the stories!  Mr. Skewes recalled, “Have I told you when I was afraid to fly so I took a boat from the UK to New York and a train from New York to Chicago to the NAMM show.  It’s a funny one” he said with a laugh. His first NAMM Oral History interview was completed on July 10, 2005.  A second interview was completed the following July to gather a few more of his great industry stories.