It was Santayana who said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," and while that's true, there's more to looking back than education. Understanding the past provides context for the present, and it can infuse us with inspiration, seeing the roles that pioneers, trailblazers and regular, unheralded folks played in creating countless aspects of the world we live in today.
It's in that frame of mind that NAMM's ongoing Oral History Project compiles an annual "In Memoriam Industry Tribute" video that it plays as part of its onsite programming every year. Honoring pros from every corner of the music industry—pro audio and instrument manufacturers, music teachers, producers, studio and live engineers, musicians, sales reps and more—the video unspools every year in the lobby of the Anaheim Convention Center before a crowd of hundreds. But the contributions of many of those honored reach far beyond the confines of a convention hall, so PSN welcomes the opportunity to share NAMM's tribute video with our online audience.
Thanks to Dan Del Fiorentino.