Sonny Wittkopp


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Music City of Spokane

Sonny Wittkopp studied business in college and landed a job as a bookkeeper for a local music store in Washington state. This experience generated a great passion for the music industry which resulted in Sonny opening the Hammond Organ Studios of Spokane in 1962. The store grew along with the home organ boom of the 1960s and 70s, offering some of the most popular and innovative products including Hammond Organs and the Leslie Speakers. The company expanded to a local mall in the mid-1960s and in 1967, with a new name, Music City Spokane, Inc, moved into a new building. Since that time, Sonny and his team, which includes his son, have been able to provide the products and services their strong customer base seeks.