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Trade Regrets: David Leed

by Christian Wissmuller • in
  • Trade Regrets
• Created: March 10, 2018

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On March 9th, we received the following from NAMM‘s Dan Del Fiorentino:

I am sorry to report that our industry has lost a pioneer and many (including the NAMM family) have lost a dear friend.  David Leed passed away on March 7.

David was born in the United Kingdom where he was hired by Boosey & Hawkes, which sent him to South Africa. While there, David became the General Manager for the Hammond Organ Company, which had a factory for Hammond– in fact the fourth largest operation for the company in the world. While backstage for a concert where he played in the orchestra and she sang in the choir, David met his wife. After having four children they moved back to Europe where David was hired by Chicago Musical Instruments (CMI), which later became Norlin. In the late 1970’s he and his wife established their own accessory wholesale company called Leed Representation.

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