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Trade Regrets

  • Trade Regrets: Arthur Gurwitz

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | May 2, 2021On May 2, we received the following from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino: Former president of Southern Music, Arthur Gurwitz, passed away on Friday. He was 94 years old. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Jim Anastasi

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | April 26, 2021On April 26, we received the following message from NAMM's Den Del Fiorentino: Veteran trumpet tester Jim Anastasi passed away on April 13. He was 95 years old. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Lee Donais

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | April 26, 2021On April 26, NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino sent along the following sad news: Long time retailer and former NAMM Board member Lee Donais passed away on Friday. His Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Vinny Testa, 76

    Frank Hammel | Trade Regrets | April 21, 2021OLD BROOKVILLE, NY – Vincent P. Testa, the founder of multiple trade publications and president of Testa Communications, passed away Monday, April 19. The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 76. More details from Testa Communications (www.testa.com): Known to everyone in the industry as Vinny, Testa began his long career in the music […] Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Phil Jost

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | April 19, 2021On April 19, we received the following from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino: We learned the sad news that long time sale rep and musician Phil Jost passed away on Friday.  He was 71 years old. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Millie Detgen

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | April 7, 2021On April 7, we received the following from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino: It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of Millie Detgen. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Chick Corea

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | March 18, 2021With Chick Corea just winning a Grammy recently, we want to remind everyone of MMR's sister magazine, JAZZed’s interview with him back in October. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Merv Cargill

    Christian Wissmuller | MMR GlobalTrade Regrets | March 2, 2021On March 2, Dan Del Fiorentino of NAMM sent the following: We have received the sad news from Australia that luthier Merv Cargill passed away on his 91st birthday. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Laurie Austin

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 26, 2021On February 26, the RPMDA shared the following sad news: It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the death of RPMDA past president Laurie Austin at her home in Portland, Oregon, on February 22. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Henry Goldrich

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 18, 2021On February 18, we received the followng sad news from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino: Henry Goldrich had some of the most remarkable stories in the industry! Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Colleen Summerhays

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 17, 2021On Februray 17, NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino shared the following: I am sad to report that one of the matriarchs of our industry has passed away.  Mrs. Colleen Summerhays of Summerhays Music in Utah passed away over the weekend. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Rob Rivera

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 15, 2021It is with a heavy heart that Odyssey Innovative Designs (Odyssey) a leading design, manufacturer and distributor of cases and accessories, announces the passing of long-time Odyssey employee Robert Rivera due to Covid-19. Read More...
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