Ted Herbert was a well known bandleader during the great big band era who opened a store on Manchester, NH to help him get the repair service he needed for his own road band. Although his band worked steady long after swings golden days, Ted found the store a nice place to come home to. NAMM's interview with him is a wonderful history of the music retail environment after World War II and his own history as a bandleader during that era. At the time of the interview he had sold his store to Music & Arts and told us "I sold the store and need to pack all of his stuff up, but can't. I mean, I can, but I'd rather not. I wish I was 21 again and just getting started and not this old man getting ready to retire. How can you retire from what you love, what you have been doing all your life?"
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