Trade Regrets

Trade Regrets

On September 14th, we received the following from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino:

Music publishing pioneer Ed Murphy passed away on September 1.  

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Trade Regrets

John Connolly, Jr., founder of Connolly Music Company, passed away on August 26, at the age of 87.  John was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who was long off the tee and known for his witty (and refreshingly dry) sense of humor.

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Trade Regrets

On July 29, NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino sent along the following sad news:

Tadamichi Fukuda passed away on July 8.  

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Trade Regrets

Collings Guitars founder and CEO, Bill Collings passed away at the age of 68 on July 14.

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Brian Jemelian provided two decades of distinguished service to Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) and leadership as the company's senior vice president, finance and administration. He died on July 7 in Irvine, California after a brief illness, at the age of 53.

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Trade Regrets

On Saturday, June 24th, we received the following message from Sammy Ash of Sam Ash Music:

Sad day today for Sam Ash Music and friends in Music Retail and manufacturing. Clyde Miller, a former buyer for the Company and friend of the Family and Staff was found dead on a hiking trail outside of LA.

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Trade Regrets

Joshua Harris, longtime webmaster for Timeless Communications, parent company of MMR, died April 19, 2017 after suffering a heart attack. He was 42.

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Trade Regrets

On April 27th, we received the following message from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino: Guy Ward passed away on Friday [April 21].  He was 93 years old.  

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Frank Mingo (also known as Mingo Jones), one of the last living musicians to have played at the renown jazz clubs of Indiana Avenue, passed away this Monday in his home at the age of 88.

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Trade Regrets

While there has not yet (as of 12:00 pm ET, April 3) been an official announcement issued by the Roland Corporation, there have been numerous reports that the company’s founder Ikutaro Kakehashi has passed away at the age of 87.

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