Oral History Information
Marty Baxter entertained the troops during World War II as a member of a singing quartet. While with bands, such as Frankie Master’s Orchestra, she not only sang but arranged the four part harmonies. When she met and fell in love with the band’s piano player, Eddie Baxter, her life in music would happily continue and expand into the music products industry. Eddie was hired by the Lowrey Organ Company to demonstrate the instruments at retailers all around the country –and right by his side was Marty, who often was selling the organs while Eddie played. The couple’s theme song said it all, “Side By Side!” After the two retired, Yamaha asked them to travel for their company and so they did for another eight years, side by side.