January 22, 2013

30 Years Ago Music Changed Forever

Alexander Diduck, The Quietus

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This weekend, 90,000 members of the international music product industries will descend upon Anaheim, California, land of Disney, Mighty Duck and palm trees to attend the annual North American Music Merchants convention, otherwise known as "the NAMM show". 2013 will be a special year for NAMM, with as many traditions upheld as forgone. The show will be the first of its kind to take place in the newly built Anaheim Grand Plaza facility, a serpentine commons that yawns between the city's Hilton and Marriott hotels. According to the consortium's press release, the Fernand L. Petiot All-Industry Memorial Marching Band will relinquish its customary opening fanfare this year to the 50-piece 1st Marine Division Band from Camp Pendleton, who shall serenade show-goers with "'The Star-Spangled...

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