John Riley


Oral History Information

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Fletcher Music Center

John Riley grew up playing music and earned a business degree in Boston.  He applied for a job at the Wurlitzer retail store and was hired by a man named Bob Fletcher.  When Bob moved to Florida to open a Lowrey Organ retail store, John joined him.  Bob later established the Fletcher Music Center for which John worked in sales.  When Bob decided to retire from the business, Bob asked John to take over the company, which by this time had several locations in Florida.  The store gained a strong reputation for keeping the organ market going –and growing, a tradition John continues.