Oral History Programm


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To mark the 40th Anniversary of the Australian Music Association, (AMA) a project was mounted to record the history of the Australian Music Products Industry. Lead by past president, Bernie Capicchiano and Rob Walker of the AMA, the project partnered with the NAMM Oral History Program to capture a series of videos that reflect the spirit and history of the industry for posterity. Bernie was presented with a NAMM Oral History Award for his initiative and assistance in recording the video series.

It is now an ongoing project that will feature more interviews as time goes by.

We appreciated all the good people that contributed to the project. who are (so far)

Andy Allen, Maton Custom Shop, VIC
Mark Barratt, Barratt’s Music, Launceston TAS
John Blanch, retired Kawai Australia, NSW
Geoff Brash, (Dec.) founding Family of Brashs
Dave Bray, Zenith Music WA
Philip Burn, Hal Leonard Australia, VIC
Brendan Callinan, Roland Corporation of Australia
Bernie Capicchiano, Bernie’s Musicland/Musico, VIC
Merv Cargill, founder Cargill Custom Guitars, VIC
Michael Coleman, founder Cranbourne Music,VIC 
Max Cooke, Music Educator
Frank Corniola, founder Drumtek, Drumscene
Barry Croll, Retired Founder Future Music, VIC
Mike Daws, Retired co founder Music Link
Glenn Dodson, retired MD Roland Corporation of Australia
John Egan, retired founder Roland Corporation of Australia
Tommy Emmanuel, Musician
Tony Fenlon, Musician – Clinician
Mark Gibson, Accent Publishing
John Goldsmith, Kosmic Music, WA
Kevin Hague, founder Australasian Music Supplies, VIC
Ian Harvey, Musical Futures Australia/AMA, VIC
Peter Hayward (dec.),Founder, Australis Music, NSW
Tony Hosking, The Resource Corporation, VIC
Graham Hoskins, Concept Music WA
Wendy Hutchings, Hutchings Keyboards
Keith Huxtable, Music Ednet, SA
Garry Hyde, Billy Hydes Music, Co – founder Music Link,
Carole Johnston, CMC Music, NSW
Neville Kitchen, Maton Guitars, VIC
Linda Kitchen, Maton Guitars, VIC
Joseph Lamberti, Lambertis Music, VIC
Sandra Lindsay, founder, Muso’s Corner, NSW
Norm Lourie, retired MD Music Sales
John Masson, Masson’s Music, QLD
Vera May, wife of Founder of Maton Guitars, Bill May
Trevor Moro, Australis Music, NSW
Mark Morris Son of John Morris, founder of Australian Academy of Music, QLD
Margaret O’Loughlin, retired MD Fender Australia
David O’Loughlin, retired director, Fender Australia
John Payton, Payton & Son, NSW
Owen Ray, International Music retired QLD
Bruce Rowland, Music Educator, Musician
Kim Ryrie, Founder Fairlight Instruments
Richard Snape, Hal Leonard Australia, VIC
Palmi Snorrasen, founder Music Junction, VIC
Colin Steel, Reitred Founder, Keyboard Corner, VIC
Lindsay Stodden, Music Educator
Peter Sullivan, Musician, VIC
Peter Trojkovic, CMI Music & Audio, VIC
Drago Trojkovic, CMI Music & Audio
Mike Tyler, Senior Education Officer, Music, QLD Education Department
Peter Vogel, Founder Fairlight Instruments
Rob Walker, Executive officer, AMA
Jody Whyte, Hutchings Keyboards, NSW

Please view the summary of videos in the NAMM Oral History Library with short bios