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T-Mobile: Don’t Throw Out Your Sidekick Yet, Rumored Modern Version Coming Back (disregard headlyin’ folks) – Jon Hammond

July 29, 2016

T-Mobile: Don’t Throw Out Your Sidekick Yet, Rumored Modern Version Coming Back (disregard headlyin’ folks) – Jon Hammond

WATCH FAILED KIN RELEASE: Failed Sidekick Replacement KIN Launch Microsoft Hammond Cast

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Free Waffles! – Robbie Bach left Microsoft shortly after this event

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Jon Hammond taking care of some international music biz Hollywood CA with the Sidekick T-Mobile

Danger Hiptop Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danger_Hiptop

“The Hiptop software was designed by the company Danger, Inc. which was located in Palo Alto, California. The original Hiptop hardware was designed by Danger and manufactured by Flextronics. The Hiptop 2, 3, Sidekick iD, Sidekick 2008 and Sidekick LX (2009) are all manufactured by Sharp Corporation in Japan and designed, respectively, by Danger and then Danger in partnership with Sharp. All versions of the Hiptop were developed in close partnership with T-Mobile, although carrier-specific features were either removed or added for each carrier, such as the addition of MMS for SunCom and Telstra hiptop 2 users, where the feature was not available on T-Mobile USA devices until the Sidekick LX in 2007. Danger provided the Hiptop OS software and back-end services for the device. This included a catalog of downloadable software applications, email hosting, instant messaging, web proxies and a cloud service for the entire personal data on the device.

The Hiptop was sold by T-Mobile in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Austria. SunCom and Edge Wireless used to sell the device in some parts of the United States, and Fido was the exclusive Hiptop carrier in Canada until sales were discontinued after Fido was bought by Rogers Communications, at the end of the Hiptop 2’s life. The discontinuation was mainly because the Hiptop is a competitor to Rogers’ BlackBerry business. In Germany, the Hiptop service was also offered by E-Plus which included a flat rate tariff. In Australia, the Hiptop device and service were sold by Telstra, until October 1, 2009. The Hiptop was also sold in Singapore by Starhub in 2004,[2] but is no longer available.

History[edit]
On October 2, 2009, Microsoft suffered an outage which resulted in prolonged unavailability of data for US T-Mobile Sidekick users,[3] along with shorter periods of no data access for Telstra and T-Mobile UK users. Personal data such as contacts and pictures, were all lost, as they were stored in Microsoft’s servers. This resulted in T-Mobile USA suspending the sale of Sidekicks until November 16, 2009. The majority of existing users had recovered all contact, notes, calendar and photo data by the end of November.

On July 2, 2010, the T-Mobile Sidekick was discontinued and no longer available for sale through T-Mobile. However, T-Mobile did support Sidekick Web Services until May 31, 2011.[4][5]

In late 2010, Mobilicity began selling the Sidekick LX 2009 as the Mobiflip. In early 2011, US regional carrier Cincinnati Bell began selling the Sidekick LX 2009 as the Sharp Jump.

T-Mobile revived the Sidekick brand with the Sidekick 4G in April 2011, which is based on a Samsung smartphone running Google’s Android OS.[6]

Hardware and releases[edit]
Screens on all Sidekick devices (excluding the Slide and 4G models) swivel 180 degrees to reveal the qwerty keyboard. There are two buttons on the left side of the device (“menu” and “jump”) and also two on the right (“back” and “cancel”). On all Hiptops except the original, the left side houses a directional pad and on the right, a track ball (excluding the original Hiptop) The Hiptop 2 and Slide’s directional pad contains internal multicolored LEDs used in ringers and notifications, while the 3, 2008, LX, and 2009 track ball contains internal multicolored LEDs that provide the same function. The right side also has two phone buttons: send call (also page-down) and end call (also page-up). The top of the unit has two application-specific shoulder buttons. The bottom has volume controls and a power button. The Hiptop line is designed to be held horizontally with both hands, allowing typing with two thumbs, similar to a Game Boy Advance or a console video game controller.

Hiptop/T-Mobile Sidekick (Danger/Flextronics)[edit]

T-Mobile Color Sidekick
Released on October 1, 2002, the original Hiptop was unique compared to all other hardware versions. All the units, from the beginning, have featured “Menu”, “Back”, “Jump” and other keys accessible even when the unit was closed. The Hiptop also featured a speaker which is used for device sounds but not telephone. Along the top edge of the phone bezel is an infrared transceiver. The headset jack serves a dual purpose, as it is also used for the accessory camera. A later revision of the Hiptop upgraded its screen from a monochrome LCD to a color LCD viewable with or without the backlight on (unique to Hiptop models until the LX). It is slightly bigger than any later Hiptop.

Hiptop2/T-Mobile Sidekick 2 (Danger/Sharp)[edit]

T-Mobile Sidekick 2
Released in 2004, the Hiptop2 was introduced with Danger moving the D-Pad (directional-pad) to the left side of the Hiptop (from the inside where it was previously found), along with top-left and top-right shoulder dials, volume up/down and power on bottom of phone. The Hiptop2 also features a VGA camera, and the addition of page-up/page-down buttons on the top and bottom of its scroll wheel. The line-by-line scrolling feature is notable to the Hiptop brand of products and is not a feature of most other multi-function cell phones. The line-by-line (ability to scroll one line at a time rather than just page by page) scrolling feature is consistent in all applications, as are the “Jump” and all other hardware buttons.

The Hiptop2 has two speakers; the phone speaker built into the D-pad, and a speaker on the back of the unit (near the VGA camera) for sounds, alerts and speaker phone calls. The microphone is located near the end-call button; on right side of the phone there is a power jack, a mini-USB port (usable only by developers, not for the general public) and hands-free headset jack.

Another important feature of the Hiptop2 is the ability to easily view the screen even without a backlight. All units until the LX model had this feature. Most other manufacturers utilized an LCD screen that was not visible without backlight. Hiptop and Palm Treo units (Treo 600 and later) utilized a transflective liquid crystal display that worked with and without the backlight, making the IM, mail, and all other messages readable even in bright sunlight, and without picking the unit up.

The dimensions of the Hiptop2 are 133 mm x 64 mm x 21 mm.

On October 9, 2006, the Australian Hiptop2 was released through Telstra. The Australian version is practically the same as the Sidekick 2 in the USA but re-constructed for the Australian audience – it has MSN Messenger built-in as the default messenger and Yahoo! Messenger which is downloadable from the catalog (the US version has Yahoo and AOL Instant Messenger).

There are also two limited edition variants of the T-Mobile USA Sidekick 2: Juicy Couture Edition (Pink) and Mister Cartoon Edition (Black). These are different case colors with the same hardware and operating systems.

Hiptop3/T-Mobile Sidekick 3 (Danger/Sharp)[edit]

T-Mobile Sidekick 3
Released July 10, 2006, the Hiptop3 manufactured by Sharp was smaller than previous versions, measuring 130 mm wide x 59 mm high x 22 mm thick. All features, including the line-by-line scroll feature remained the same. Software remained basically the same, but with the addition of more applications. Detailed reviews are available from PC Magazine and cnet.

The industrial design was changed as well as a new color scheme to a dark gray shell with silver trim and gloss black buttons. The scroll wheel was replaced by a multicolor led lit six-direction trackball replacing the D-pad as the indicator light. The keyboard was also changed to a rigid plastic keyboard differing from the rubber keyboard of previous models known to peel away from the unit (although easily replaceable).

New features were introduced including a removable 3.7v 1500 mAh battery, a miniSD slot capable of up to 2 GB of flash memory storage, a 1.3-megapixel camera capable of 1280 x 1024 an improvement from the sub-megapixel VGA 640 x 480 camera, and a built-in 1/16″ audio jack for the newly included MP3 playback software. The MiniUSB functionality was changed from allowing access to the Hiptop’s internal communications to only allowing access to the MiniSD card over a USB v1.1 port. The built-in storage allows for end-users to store files for .mp3, .wav, and .aac playback, camera, user customizable themes and other catalog application’s uses.

The T-Mobile USA Sidekick 3 was made available in three limited edition models which only differed in cosmetic color changes:

Diane von Fürstenberg — Black with pink lips; released October 30, 2006
Lifted Research Group — Green with tree logos
Dwyane Wade — White and gold with a basketball texture; released February 1, 2007 to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game of February 17, 2007
T-Mobile Sidekick iD (Danger/Sharp)[edit]
The Sidekick iD is a smaller version of the Sidekick 3. It was released April 13, 2007. The Sidekick iD was aimed at younger, less affluent customers. To reduce the cost of the Sidekick iD, the creators, (Sharp), removed some of the features of the Sidekick 3, including the 1.3-megapixel camera, the Bluetooth capability, and its media player.

Although many of the “fun” features were taken out, Danger and Sharp did keep some of the features previously seen on the Sidekick 1, 2 and 3. This included the Sidekick-patented swivel screen, the hidden keyboard, and the trackball. However, a new feature were removable colored “bumpers”, allowing the appearance of the Sidekick to be easily changed.

T-Mobile Sidekick LX (Danger/Sharp)[edit]

T-Mobile Sidekick LX – Midnight Blue
The Sidekick LX (PV-250) was released on October 17, 2007 for existing T-Mobile customers via the Internet and five special locations. A week later, on October 24, 2007, the LX was released to new T-Mobile subscribers. The Sidekick LX is available in two different colors, Midnight Blue and Espresso Brown. In addition to the two color selections, the LX includes a wider, higher-resolution screen, blue LED mood lights on all four corners which coordinate to the user’s settings, downloadable music and backgrounds, a lighter weight, MMS messaging, and a Micro SD card slot with a 128 MB card included (over the Sidekick 3’s 64 MB MiniSD card), and an updated operating system. On July 16, 2008, T-Mobile released a limited edition Tony Hawk Edition Sidekick LX, which includes video recording.[7] Despite production models being made for testing, ultimately the LX was never released in Australia due to a lack of compatibility with Telstra’s 3G 850Mhz network, however Telstra went ahead with selling the Slide after the Hiptop3; the Hiptop3 is now phased out.

Motorola Q700 (Sidekick Slide) (Danger/Motorola)[edit]

Hiptop Slide as sold in Australia
In Australia it is marketed as the Hiptop Slide and in the U.S. as the Sidekick Slide. It was first released on November 5, 2007, through Telstra in Australia. T-Mobile USA release followed two days later, on November 7, 2007.[8] It was later released in the UK and Germany by T-Mobile (as opposed to the Sidekick LX only being released by T-Mobile USA). The Sidekick/Hiptop Slide offers the same features and services as every other Danger device and an update to Danger’s latest OS version (4.0). Like the LX, this Sidekick for T-Mobile USA adds the Multimedia Messaging application and provides support for T-Mobile MyFaves plans.

The T-Mobile Sidekick Slide, although less expensive than the LX, provides various hardware upgrades. These upgrades include 128 MB RAM and 225 MHz TI OMAP 850 processor, as opposed to the Sidekick 3 and LX’s 64 MB RAM and 200 MHz OMAP 331 processor, and a second speaker which is located on the back of the device, as opposed to the Hiptop 3 and LX’s reliance on the D-pad speaker for both calls and music playback.[9]

T-Mobile USA suspended sales of the Sidekick Slide on Friday evening, November 16, 2007, after Motorola confirmed that some devices inadvertently powered off when the slide door on the front side of the phone was opened or closed. Sidekick Slide owners that reported the power issue received a free exchange to a blue Sidekick LX with free express shipping.

On November 21, 2007, Motorola stated the failures were triggered by poor battery contacts; sliding the screen out to type on the keyboard sometimes loosened the contact and forced the device to shut off momentarily.

On December 6, 2007, the Sidekick Slide was once again available for purchase.

On May 16, 2008, a new version of the Sidekick Slide was released, named the Sidekick Slide Scarlet.

The Sidekick Slide was officially discontinued on August 8, 2008. It was available for sale again on December 12, 2008, however, T-Mobile has once again discontinued the Sidekick Slide.

On October 1, 2009, Telstra officially discontinued the Hiptop service plans and phones. All remaining customers who contracts are still under contract are not affected, however the service and phone is no longer available for sale, and will not be offered for sale again.

T-Mobile Sidekick 2008 (Danger/Sharp)[edit]
On August 1, 2008 T-Mobile released the Sidekick 2008 right before the Slide was discontinued. This has improved features such as a high resolution 2-megapixel camera and video functionality high quality AIM. It also went back to the swivel Qwerty design, including changeable face/backplates.[10] The Sidekick 2008 is available only in certain T-mobile stores. The Sidekick 2008 features were reviewed by gizmodo, PC Magazine and in a cnet video review.

T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 (Danger/Sharp)[edit]
The 2009 edition of the Sidekick LX (PV-300), which was known during the development phase as the “Sidekick Blade” or the “Sidekick 2009”, was released on May 13, 2009, after a pre-order period beginning on April 17.[11]

The new handset supports 3G and HSDPA, and makes various changes to the hardware, including a 3.2 inch F-WVGA display with 854×480 resolution and a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash. However, most of the known changes involve software and improved functionality for social networking applications. Support for Facebook, Twitter and MySpace is now native to the system, allowing the handset to pass along notifications in the status bar as it does with instant messaging, e-mail and so forth. YouTube streaming playback is also supported on the system through Flash light.

The Sidekick LX 2009 offered synchronization with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange, through a download via the applications catalog. The highest-profile addition to the handset was Bing (then called “Live Search”), was added and integrated with the new GPS functionality; the mapping software previously relied on cell-tower triangulation (a far less accurate process). The application including turn-by-turn navigation

Danger platform discontinuation[edit]
T-Mobile announced on July 2, 2010, that the Sidekick LX 09 and Sidekick 2008 would no longer be available through T-Mobile.[4] Danger notified its development community via their Danger Developer Zone forums that it would no longer accept submissions for its application store, called the Download Catalog, on September 21, 2010.[12] The development of applications for the Sidekick platform was also halted on September 21, 2010.[13] This was followed by the closure of the Danger Developer Zone forums and related archives September 30, 2010.[14] However the Canadian company Mobilicity later began selling the Sidekick LX (2009) under the name Mobiflip.

Mobilicity Mobiflip / Sharp Jump / Sharp PV300GR (Sharp)[edit]
While the T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 was no longer sold from July 2, 2010 onwards, modified versions of the device have been available for sale since. In Canada, carrier Mobilicity began selling the device under the name “Mobiflip” and the model number PV300G in late December 2010. In the United States, regional carrier Cincinnati Bell began selling the “Sharp Jump”, model number PV300GC, in early 2011. Both devices have a modified version of the Danger OS installed, although any mention of Danger has been removed. This modified OS is independent of any backend service, and the original Danger Web browser, Instant Messaging and Email applications have been removed. The Web browser was replaced with Opera Mini whereas the Instant Messaging clients were replaced with one universal client which also allows the user to connect to an IM service through an XMPP server. There is no email client installed, and there is no Catalog service available.

The Mobiflip can be unlocked for voice service worldwide, but will not work for data due to the lack of an option to change the network APN. The Sharp Jump is different as it is possible to change the network APN, and will work with voice and data anywhere in the world provided the phone is unlocked and a compatible GSM or UMTS network is available.

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G (Android/Samsung)[edit]

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G
In April 2011, T-Mobile revived the Sidekick brand for a new HSPA+-compatible Android smartphone developed by Samsung, known as the Sidekick 4G, based on the Galaxy S. It incorporates features from the original series, including the keyboard, 3.2-megapixel camera (minus LED flash), and the four-button layout, and adds a new Android-powered interface incorporating elements from the Hiptop’s operating system. It should not be confused for a Danger device, which these have no relation to besides the T-Mobile exclusive “Sidekick” branding.

Software[edit]
The Hiptop operating system, referred to as DangerOS, is largely based on Java. For Hiptop development, Danger has its own proprietary APIs, which are a subset of J2SE with their own extensions.[15] Danger introduced support for Java ME, the Java language optimized for mobile devices, to its OS with the release of OS 2.3.

Each Sidekick had an IM client (with AIM, Yahoo Messenger, and MSN Messenger); an Email client with an included T-Mail account; a pre-installed game (Rockets and Rocks or Bob’s Journey); an organizer with planner, a calendar, and calculator; a SMS and phone app; a Download Catalog (also called Download Fun Catalog); and a Communities app, which was where social networks were accessed.

A cloud service backed up all personal data like settings, planner, notes, calendar, photos and all contacts. It was accessible and also editable on a web interface. A factory reset or new device was able to restore all personal data by signing in with username and password.

To aid third-party software design, Danger has released a comprehensive software development kit (SDK) that contains a Hiptop simulator, development installation utilities, and Danger API information. The SDK is available without charge from Danger’s development website.

There is no way to add applications to a standard Hiptop software on the device without the use of the Download Catalog.

Application developers can bypass this functionality by using the included programs in the Danger Hiptop SDK to install user-written applications to the Hiptop device directly. To do this, you must apply for a special software key known as a Danger Developer Key. The Danger Development Key is a special security certificate that is provided by Danger that enables the device to be used as a Development Device. This will allow the installation of user-written applications to the device, but will void any software warranty provided by Danger and/or your wireless carrier. Any applicable hardware warranties should still apply.

While DangerOS uses .jar files for applications, they are uploaded to the device in special files called “bundles”. Bundle files have the extension ‘.bndl’. Each bundle file is linked to a specific operating system version and build number. For example, a bundle file for v3.4/155053 (T-Mobile Sidekick 3) would be denied installation on a v3.3/149695 device (T-Mobile Sidekick iD). Installation of bundles require a developer key to be installed on your device if you are using a Production OS. Internal OS builds do not require developer keys.

The Sidekick LX 2009 model runs DangerOS 5.0,[16] which is reported to be based on NetBSD.[17]

Data service outage 2009[edit]
Main article: 2009 Sidekick data loss
On October 2, 2009, Microsoft lost the ability to access user data for T-Mobile US Sidekick subscribers temporarily. Subscriber data loss included contacts, notes, calendars and photos. Some data was restored within 14 days of the outage, but most of the data was restored between October 8 and the end of November. Early reports stating T-Mobile and Microsoft had lost all customer data as a result of a server failure at Microsoft proved to be untrue.[3]

Sidekick user data is stored at Danger facilities, under the ownership of Microsoft.[18] Unsubstantiated reports suggest Microsoft vendor Hitachi, Danger’s storage area network (SAN) provider may have had a part in the temporary data loss.[19] Lawsuits against Microsoft claim that Microsoft had inadequate backups or an insufficient disaster recovery plan.[20] Litigation against Microsoft and others is pending as of this writing.

As a result of the outage, T-Mobile suspended sales of all Sidekicks and Sidekick Data Plans until the outage was resolved. Sales and new activations resumed on November 16, 2009.

Danger cloud service discontinuation[edit]
On February 28, 2011 Engadget reported Microsoft would discontinue Danger’s cloud service on May 31, 2011. After that date, Sidekicks no longer had access to any data services, though voice service still functioned.[21]

In Australia, the Telstra Hiptop service was continued for existing customers after May 31, 2011, when the T-Mobile USA Sidekick service was shut down. However, it was announced that the Hiptop service for Telstra customers was to be discontinued on October 4, 2011. Selected affected customers received a free Samsung Galaxy 551 to replace their Hiptop devices.[22] After the Telstra shutdown, no known carriers worldwide offered any form of Danger data service.

Usage by the Deaf and hard of hearing[edit]
When the Hiptop/T-Mobile Sidekick was initially released in the Fall of 2002, it was the only cellular phone to factory integrate an instant messaging client, specifically AIM. This text-based communications medium, along with on-device email and a full QWERTY keyboard, made it popular with the Deaf community, providing a telecommunications tool for use both inside and outside the home. Almost immediately it began replacing the dominant wireless devices used by the Deaf at that time, namely the Motorola T-900, PageWriter, and TimePort, as well as the early RIM and BlackBerry e-mail pagers manufactured by Research In Motion.

The Hiptop/T-Mobile Sidekick’s importance to the Deaf was further solidified in March 2003 when it became the first cellular phone capable of placing unassisted TTY and Relay Operator calls (see Telecommunications Relay Service) through the phone’s web browser[23] using a system developed by Jon B. Sharpe at Lormar Logic Company. Lormar Logic enhanced the TTY/Relay Operator system in August 2003 by developing a means for the deaf to place calls through AOL Instant Messenger.[24]

MCI Relay followed two months later with a Relay Operator system accessible through telnet. MCI Relay and Hamilton Relay both released AOL Instant Messenger relay systems in July of the following year. By 2005, at least four Relay Operator providers (Hamilton, MCI, Sprint, Sorenson, and i711) were providing direct Relay Operator access from the Sidekick using either one of the instant messenger clients or through a free download from the Catalog, and two companies (Lormar Logic and i711) were providing direct TTY access. The software for these is provided at no additional charge in addition to the normal data plan. The free Lormar Logic service also provides the Deaf with direct encrypted calling to the United States Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service. The i711 client provides extra services to the Deaf at an additional fee (such as AAA roadside services, and finding Open Captioned movies, etc.).

Access to direct TTY and Relay Operator communications has allowed the Hiptop/T-Mobile Sidekick and similar devices to, in many cases, replace the use of standard TTY/TDD machines, and its dominance is clearly illustrated by the evolution of its own sign in American Sign Language, made using both hands to mimic the opening of the rotating screen.

T-Mobile’s decision to offer a “data only” wireless plan, thereby eliminating charges for unusable voice minutes, also played a role in the device’s dominance in the deaf community. Additionally, some local Deaf non-profit groups in the US will either pay all or part of the cost of the device/monthly service fees for the user to keep them “connected”. Other groups have set up discount programs, where Deaf users receive a discount on the cost of the device and monthly service fee based on the number of members in the group.”

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July 28, 2016

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Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre.
During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled on classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “Thank God and Greyhound”), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987[1][2] and The Country Music Hall of Fame. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Meherrin, Virginia, Clark lived as a teenager in southeast Washington, D.C., where his father worked at the Washington Navy Yard. At 14, Clark began playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and by age 15 he had already won two National Banjo Championships[3] and world banjo/guitar flatpick championships. He was simultaneously pursuing a sporting career, first as a baseball player and then as a boxer, before dedicating himself solely to music. At 17, he had his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
At the age of 23, Clark obtained his pilot’s license and then bought a 1953 Piper Tri-Pacer (N1132C), which he flew for many years. This plane was raffled off on December 17, 2012, to benefit the charity Wings of Hope.[4] He has owned other planes, including a Mitsubishi MU-2, Stearman PT-17[5] and Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1A bizjet.[6]
By 1955, he was a regular on Jimmy Dean’s Washington, D.C., television program. Dean, who valued punctuality among musicians in his band, the Texas Wildcats, fired Clark for habitual tardiness, telling him, “You’re the most talented person I’ve ever fired.” Clark married Barbara Joyce Rupard on August 31, 1957.[7] In 1960, Clark went out to Las Vegas, where he worked as a guitarist in a band led by former West Coast Western Swing bandleader-comedian Hank Penny. During the very early 1960s, he was also prominent in the backing band for Wanda Jackson—known as the Party Timers—during the latter part of her rockabilly period.[8]
When Dean was tapped to host The Tonight Show in the early 1960s, he asked Clark to appear, introducing him to a national audience for the first time. Subsequently, Clark appeared on The Beverly Hillbillies as a recurring character (actually two: he played businessman Roy Halsey and Roy’s mother, Myrtle). Once, on an episode of the Sunday evening Jackie Gleason Show dedicated to country music, Clark played a blistering rendition of “Down Home”. Later, he appeared on an episode of The Odd Couple wherein he played “Malagueña”.[9]
In 1963, Clark signed to Capitol Records and had three top ten hits. He switched to Dot Records and again scored hits. He later recorded for ABC Records, which had acquired Dot, and MCA Records, which absorbed the ABC label.
Clark as “Myrtle Halsey” on The Beverly Hillbillies, 1968.
In the mid ’60s, he co-hosted, along with Buck Owens, a weekday daytime country variety series for NBC entitled “Swingin’ Country”, which was cancelled after two seasons. In 1969, Clark and Buck Owens were the hosts of Hee Haw. The show was dropped by CBS Television in 1971 but continued to run in syndication for twenty-one more years. During its tenure, Clark was a member of the Million Dollar Band and participated in a host of comedy sketches. In 1983, Clark opened the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in Branson, Missouri, becoming the first country music star to have his own venue there, thus beginning a trend which led to Branson becoming a center of live music performance, as it is today. Many of the celebrities who play in Branson first performed at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre.
Clark frequently played in Branson during the 1980s and 1990s. He has since sold the venue (now owned by the Hughes Brothers and renamed the Hughes American Family Theatre) and gone back to a fairly light touring schedule, which usually includes a performance with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band at their annual tribute to Clark’s old Hee Haw co-star Grandpa Jones in Mountain View, Arkansas.[citation needed]
In addition to his musical skill, Clark has often displayed his talents as a comedian and actor. During his years on Hee Haw, Clark entertained with numerous comedy sketches, including a recurring feature where he played the clerk of the “Empty Arms Hotel”. Clark released several albums of his comedic performances, to varying critical acclaim and commercial success. Clark is one of the few surviving regular male cast members from the show.[citation needed]
Clark has endorsed Mosrite, Gretsch, and many other brands of guitars during his career. He currently endorses Heritage Guitars, which makes a Roy Clark model. On August 22, 1987, Clark was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He plays an annual benefit concert at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the proceeds of which go to fund scholarships for aspiring musicians.[citation needed]
For many years Clark has made his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roy Clark Elementary School in Tulsa’s Union School District was named in his honor in 1978. Fellow Oklahoma resident Mickey Mantle arranged for Clark to sing “Yesterday When I Was Young” at his funeral (which Clark did in 1995).[10]
On May 17, 2009, Clark was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy. On September 23, 2010, Clark sang “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch at Dodger Stadium in a game featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the San Diego Padres. On April 12, 2011, Clark was honored by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He will be honored by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as Oklahoma’s Music Ambassador for Children and will be presented with a commendation from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.

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Roy Clark and Jon Hammond in Nashville Tennessee at the American Eagle Awards

American Eagle Awards, Roy with awardees Vince Gill & Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill – John Conlee from Grand Ole Opry

Roy Clark playing his famous Gibson Byrdland

Jon Hammond playing his famous Gibson Byrdland

Flip Wilson (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) and Roy Clark

Jon Hammond and Roy Clark in the Green Room at American Eagle Awards

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Full HighDef But Web Friendly Movie Lydia’s Tune Head Phone Late Rent Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nissan Stage 480

July 27, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Lydia’s Tune Head Phone Late Rent Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nissan Stage 480

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First song: Lydia’s Tune – Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Nashville Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Cord Martin tenor, Roland Barber trombone, Jon Hammond organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Louis Flip WInfield drums — Head Phone Late Rent Nissan Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit
Nashville Tennessee Nissan Stage Summer NAMM Show — Head Phone Late Rent Nissan Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit with special guest Lee Oskar, Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Joe Berger guitar (TV Jones guitar and pickups), Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ and bass Greg Herreman productions manager, Michael Apodaca & Alex Moore audio / Sound Image Nashville, Tennessee https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit – The NAMM Show Summer NAMM Show Nissan Stage – Jon Hammond Band — with Cord Martin, Lee Oskar, Joe Berger, Louis Flip Winfield, Roland Barber and Leslie J. Carter at The NAMM Show. – all compositions composed & published by JON HAMMOND International ASCAP #NAMMShow #SummerNAMM #FunkBand #HammondOrgan #Nissan #Nashville #NashvilleMusicCityCenter

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Cord Martin – tenor saxophone
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Lee Oskar – harmonica
Joe Berger – guitar
Jon Hammond – organ + bass
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Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues

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No X Cess Baggage by Jon Hammond with NDR Horns, missing man formation

July 26, 2016

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Missing Lutz Büchner, this is the last time we played together folks – No X Cess Baggage by Jon Hammond with NDR Horns, Missing Man Formation with Lutz Büchner — Jon Hammond Band – story and shuffle “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” live performance of track from NDR SESSIONS Projekt album featuring the NDR Horns: Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ bass – concert in Auster Bar / Auster Jazz Series – special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera – the incredible NDR Musicians and Knut Benzner & Jazz Redaktion Team, Lufthansa Technik Hamburg, Ham-Berger-Friz Records ©JH INTL ASCAP – Filmed in High Definition Live at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel courtesy of Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt Auster Bar Team
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Jon Hammond Band at the Hammond Party for the new XK-5 Hammond organ, playing Jon’s tune Pocket Funk in Full HighDef on the new prototype organ with Kayleigh Moyer on the Sleishman Drum Co Mothertone drums, Chuggy Carter congas GON BOPS, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK5 (plays just like a B3 with Multi Contact keys!)

first night of Summer NAMM Show Nashville, Tennessee at the famous studios of SoundCheck Nashville- Pocket Funk as seen on Jon’s TV show Jon Hammond Show 34 years on Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 – special thanks to Hammond Organ USA Gregory Gronowski & Scott May, Ray Gerlich long-time Hammond Technical Supervisor since 1976! also Mark Prentice M.D. for the evening, known as “Sound Soul Summit V” fine players all night long on the new org – Thanks to my friend Chuck Rainey the great studio bassist for coming and hanging with us all night long! And the Suzuki Musical Instruments Team makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers *from Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan http://www.HammondCast.com ‪#‎XK5‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎Nashville‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬

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Full High Def Preview Jon Hammond Show Air Time 07 30 0130 AM EST MNN Ch 1

July 24, 2016

*WATCH JON HAMMOND SHOW HERE: Full High Def Preview Jon Hammond Show Air Time 07 30 0130 AM EST MNN Ch 1

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Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Preview air time 07/02 01:30 AM EST – Hammond Organ Extravaganza – First segment: Jon Hammond Funk Unit plays Pocket Funk
Jon Hammond organ + bass
Joe Berger guitar
Roland Barber trombone + sea shell
Cord Martin tenor saxophone
Chuggy Leslie J. Carter congas percussion
Louis Flip Winfield drums
Lee Oskar harmonica special guest
big special thanks Greg Herreman Productions Manager, LP Latin Percussion “Lp”, Brian Larsen Gator Cases, Michael Apodaca and Alex Moore of Sound Image Nashville, Tennessee, TV Jones Guitars & Pickups,
Nashville Music City Center Summer NAMM Show
on The Nissan Stage Summer NAMM Show http://www.jonhammondband.com/ –2nd segment: Jon Hammond Band at XK-5 Organ Debut Hammond Organ USA Party SoundCheck Nashville: Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter congas percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the new XK-5 organ – Summer NAMM 2016 fifth Sound Soul Summit Hammond Organ USA co-sponsored by Keyboard Magazine and Soundcheck LLC, Nashville – Event: “the first public showing of Hammond’s new XK-5 organ and Heritage Series expanded systems, which represent the cutting edge of technology applied to recreating the precise touch, feel, and sound of the classic Hammond B-3.
#KayleighMoyer #JoeBerger #ChuggyCarter #JonHammond #XK5
Music Director Mark Prentice will lead a top Nashville-based rhythm section
It’s very rare that this many accomplished Hammond organists get to play together, so the excitement level among the musicians is as high as it is for the audience. It’s even rarer to experience players from different genres jamming together. As in past years, some surprise guests are sure to turn up. Four years after the first Sound Soul Summit, attendees still remember it as a highlight of their NAMM experience.” #NAMMShow #SummerNAMM #HammondOrgan
— 3rd segment: Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt – LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song – Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ – Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com

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Roy Clark Television Interview with Jon Hammond just before Roy appeared on the American Eagle Awards in Nashville Tennessee during Summer NAMM Show – Roy Clark an American Living Legend and long-time member of The Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame – Roy’s wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Clark

Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre.
During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled on classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “Thank God and Greyhound”), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987[1][2] and The Country Music Hall of Fame. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Meherrin, Virginia, Clark lived as a teenager in southeast Washington, D.C., where his father worked at the Washington Navy Yard. At 14, Clark began playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and by age 15 he had already won two National Banjo Championships[3] and world banjo/guitar flatpick championships. He was simultaneously pursuing a sporting career, first as a baseball player and then as a boxer, before dedicating himself solely to music. At 17, he had his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
At the age of 23, Clark obtained his pilot’s license and then bought a 1953 Piper Tri-Pacer (N1132C), which he flew for many years. This plane was raffled off on December 17, 2012, to benefit the charity Wings of Hope.[4] He has owned other planes, including a Mitsubishi MU-2, Stearman PT-17[5] and Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1A bizjet.[6]
By 1955, he was a regular on Jimmy Dean’s Washington, D.C., television program. Dean, who valued punctuality among musicians in his band, the Texas Wildcats, fired Clark for habitual tardiness, telling him, “You’re the most talented person I’ve ever fired.” Clark married Barbara Joyce Rupard on August 31, 1957.[7] In 1960, Clark went out to Las Vegas, where he worked as a guitarist in a band led by former West Coast Western Swing bandleader-comedian Hank Penny. During the very early 1960s, he was also prominent in the backing band for Wanda Jackson—known as the Party Timers—during the latter part of her rockabilly period.[8]
When Dean was tapped to host The Tonight Show in the early 1960s, he asked Clark to appear, introducing him to a national audience for the first time. Subsequently, Clark appeared on The Beverly Hillbillies as a recurring character (actually two: he played businessman Roy Halsey and Roy’s mother, Myrtle). Once, on an episode of the Sunday evening Jackie Gleason Show dedicated to country music, Clark played a blistering rendition of “Down Home”. Later, he appeared on an episode of The Odd Couple wherein he played “Malagueña”.[9]
In 1963, Clark signed to Capitol Records and had three top ten hits. He switched to Dot Records and again scored hits. He later recorded for ABC Records, which had acquired Dot, and MCA Records, which absorbed the ABC label.
Clark as “Myrtle Halsey” on The Beverly Hillbillies, 1968.
In the mid ’60s, he co-hosted, along with Buck Owens, a weekday daytime country variety series for NBC entitled “Swingin’ Country”, which was cancelled after two seasons. In 1969, Clark and Buck Owens were the hosts of Hee Haw. The show was dropped by CBS Television in 1971 but continued to run in syndication for twenty-one more years. During its tenure, Clark was a member of the Million Dollar Band and participated in a host of comedy sketches. In 1983, Clark opened the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in Branson, Missouri, becoming the first country music star to have his own venue there, thus beginning a trend which led to Branson becoming a center of live music performance, as it is today. Many of the celebrities who play in Branson first performed at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre.
Clark frequently played in Branson during the 1980s and 1990s. He has since sold the venue (now owned by the Hughes Brothers and renamed the Hughes American Family Theatre) and gone back to a fairly light touring schedule, which usually includes a performance with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band at their annual tribute to Clark’s old Hee Haw co-star Grandpa Jones in Mountain View, Arkansas.[citation needed]
In addition to his musical skill, Clark has often displayed his talents as a comedian and actor. During his years on Hee Haw, Clark entertained with numerous comedy sketches, including a recurring feature where he played the clerk of the “Empty Arms Hotel”. Clark released several albums of his comedic performances, to varying critical acclaim and commercial success. Clark is one of the few surviving regular male cast members from the show.[citation needed]
Clark has endorsed Mosrite, Gretsch, and many other brands of guitars during his career. He currently endorses Heritage Guitars, which makes a Roy Clark model. On August 22, 1987, Clark was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He plays an annual benefit concert at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the proceeds of which go to fund scholarships for aspiring musicians.[citation needed]
For many years Clark has made his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roy Clark Elementary School in Tulsa’s Union School District was named in his honor in 1978. Fellow Oklahoma resident Mickey Mantle arranged for Clark to sing “Yesterday When I Was Young” at his funeral (which Clark did in 1995).[10]
On May 17, 2009, Clark was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy. On September 23, 2010, Clark sang “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch at Dodger Stadium in a game featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the San Diego Padres. On April 12, 2011, Clark was honored by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He will be honored by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as Oklahoma’s Music Ambassador for Children and will be presented with a commendation from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.

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Roy Clark and Jon Hammond in Nashville Tennessee at the American Eagle Awards

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Jon Hammond musikmesse namm show DuckDuckGo

July 21, 2016

Jon Hammond musikmesse namm show DuckDuckGo

Jon Hammond wearing DuckDuckGo T-Shirt sent to him by Gabriel Weinberg Founder of DuckDuckGo Search Engine

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Huge MPEG4 File Hammond Party Night Pocket Funk Shaking Out The New XK 5 Organ In Nashville

July 20, 2016

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Jon Hammond Band at the Hammond Party for the new XK-5 Hammond organ, playing Jon’s tune Pocket Funk in Full HighDef on the new prototype organ with Kayleigh Moyer on the Sleishman Drum Co Mothertone drums, Chuggy Carter congas GON BOPS, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK5 (plays just like a B3 with Multi Contact keys!)

first night of Summer NAMM Show Nashville, Tennessee at the famous studios of SoundCheck Nashville- Pocket Funk as seen on Jon’s TV show Jon Hammond Show 34 years on Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 – special thanks to Hammond Organ USA Gregory Gronowski & Scott May, Ray Gerlich long-time Hammond Technical Supervisor since 1976! also Mark Prentice M.D. for the evening, known as “Sound Soul Summit V” fine players all night long on the new org – Thanks to my friend Chuck Rainey the great studio bassist for coming and hanging with us all night long! And the Suzuki Musical Instruments Team makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers *from Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan http://www.HammondCast.com ‪#‎XK5‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎Nashville‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬

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Pocket Funk!

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2PM EST Jon Hammond Funk Unit kicking it off on the Nissan Stage at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center
Roland Barber – trombone, trumpet, sea shell
Cord Martin – tenor saxophone
Chuggy Carter – percussion
Louis Flip Winfield – drums
Lee Oskar – harmonica
Joe Berger – guitar
Jon Hammond – organ + bass
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Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues

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Lydia’s Tune – Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Nashville, Tennessee​ Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar​ harmonica, Joe Berger​ guitar, Cord Martin​ tenor, Roland Barber​ trombone, Jon Hammond​ organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter​ congas & percussion, Louis Flip Winfield​ drums

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Front Line Jon Hammond Band 2 minutes before hit time on Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Nissan Stage – Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center

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Jimmy Dean and Roy Clark – NBC Tonight Show

Roy Clark American Eagle Awards and Emmylou Harris award recipient looking on from her table

Jon Hammond at the newly appointed Director of Hammond Europe Jan Kok in Frankfurt at musikmesse

Jon Hammond with his good friends – Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. from Hamamatsu Japan at Hammond Party introducing XK-5 Prototype organ

Jon Hammond’s very special gift from Suzuki Musical Instruments team – Hammond Mouth Organ HA-20 made by Suzuki, Japan

Joe Lamond NAMM President CEO – photo Jon Hammond #NAMM #JoeLamond

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Hammond Party Night Pocket Funk Shaking Out The New XK-5 Organ in Nashville

July 19, 2016

*HighDef MOVIE HERE: Hammond Party Night Pocket Funk Shaking Out The New XK-5 Organ in Nashville

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Jon Hammond Band at the Hammond Party for the new XK-5 Hammond organ, playing Jon’s tune Pocket Funk in Full HighDef on the new prototype organ with Kayleigh Moyer on the Sleishman Drum Co Mothertone drums, Chuggy Carter congas GON BOPS, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK5 (plays just like a B3 with Multi Contact keys!)

first night of Summer NAMM Show Nashville, Tennessee at the famous studios of SoundCheck Nashville- Pocket Funk as seen on Jon’s TV show Jon Hammond Show 34 years on Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 – special thanks to Hammond Organ USA Gregory Gronowski & Scott May, Ray Gerlich long-time Hammond Technical Supervisor since 1976! also Mark Prentice M.D. for the evening, known as “Sound Soul Summit V” fine players all night long on the new org – Thanks to my friend Chuck Rainey the great studio bassist for coming and hanging with us all night long! And the Suzuki Musical Instruments Team makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers *from Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan http://www.HammondCast.com ‪#‎XK5‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎Nashville‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬

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Jon Hammond Show Preview, air date 07 09 on MNN TV – first segment
Roy Clark Television Interview with Jon Hammond just before Roy appeared on the American Eagle Awards in Nashville Tennessee during Summer NAMM Show – Roy Clark an American Living Legend and long-time member of The Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame – Roy’s wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Clark Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre.
During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled on classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “Thank God and Greyhound”), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987[1][2] and The Country Music Hall of Fame. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Meherrin, Virginia, Clark lived as a teenager in southeast Washington, D.C., where his father worked at the Washington Navy Yard. At 14, Clark began playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and by age 15 he had already won two National Banjo Championships[3] and world banjo/guitar flatpick championships. He was simultaneously pursuing a sporting career, first as a baseball player and then as a boxer, before dedicating himself solely to music. At 17, he had his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
At the age of 23, Clark obtained his pilot’s license and then bought a 1953 Piper Tri-Pacer (N1132C), which he flew for many years. This plane was raffled off on December 17, 2012, to benefit the charity Wings of Hope.[4] He has owned other planes, including a Mitsubishi MU-2, Stearman PT-17[5] and Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1A bizjet.
2nd segment:
Lydia’s Tune – Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Nashville, Tennessee​ Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar​ harmonica, Joe Berger​ guitar, Cord Martin​ tenor, Roland Barber​ trombone, Jon Hammond​ organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter​ congas & percussion, Louis Flip Winfield​ drums
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Published on Jul 3, 2016
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Jon Hammond Band at XK-5 Organ Debut Hammond Organ USA Party SoundCheck Nashville: Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter congas percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the new XK-5 organ – Summer NAMM 2016 fifth Sound Soul Summit Hammond Organ USA co-sponsored by Keyboard magazine and SoundCheck Nashville
LLC, Nashville – Event: “the first public showing of Hammond’s new XK-5
organ and Heritage Series expanded systems, which represent the cutting
edge of technology applied to recreating the precise touch, feel, and sound of the classic Hammond B-3.

Music Director Mark Prentice will lead a top Nashville-based rhythm
section (Charlie Morgan and Mike Severs) supporting the Hammond Artist
All-Stars, including the living jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grammy
nominee Paul Brown, Red Young, Jon Hammond, Peter Gallinari, Kevin
McKendree (Brian Setzer, Joe Bonamassa) and Yates McKendree, the
Reverend Jimmie Smith, and Kim Tibbs. Robby Robinson (musical director
for Frankie Valli) will be on hand, as will Jim Alfredson, Gary Swan,
Christian Matthew Cullen, and this year’s DownBeat Critic’s Choice Poll
winner Brian Charette, and more.
It’s very rare that this many
accomplished Hammond organists get to play together, so the excitement
level among the musicians is as high as it is for the audience. It’s
even rarer to experience players from different genres jamming together.
As in past years, some surprise guests are sure to turn up. Four years
after the first Sound Soul Summit, attendees still remember it as a
highlight of their NAMM experience.” http://www.HammondCast.com

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Full HighDef Movie: Lydia’s Tune Head Phone Late Rent Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nissan Stage

July 18, 2016

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First song: Lydia’s Tune – Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Nashville Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Cord Martin tenor, Roland Barber trombone, Jon Hammond organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Louis Flip Winfield drums — Head Phone Late Rent Nissan Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit

Nashville Tennessee Nissan Stage Summer NAMM Show — Head Phone Late Rent Nissan Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit with special guest Lee Oskar, Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Joe Berger guitar (TV Jones guitar and pickups), Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ and bass Greg Herreman productions manager, Michael Apodaca & Alex Moore audio / Sound Image Nashville, Tennessee – The NAMM Show Summer NAMM Show Nissan Stage – Jon Hammond Band — with Cord Martin, Lee Oskar, Joe Berger, Louis Flip Winfield, Roland Barber and Leslie J. Carter at The NAMM Show. – all compositions composed & published by JON HAMMOND International ASCAP #NAMMShow #SummerNAMM #FunkBand #HammondOrgan #Nissan #Nashville #NashvilleMusicCityCenter

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Sound Soul Summit V to rock Nashville NAMM
“Top Artists To Unite At NAMM Expo Launching Revolutionary New Instrument

HAMMOND ORGAN USA announces the lineup for the fifth Sound Soul Summit, to be held during the Summer NAMM Show on June 23, 2016. The Summit is co-sponsored by Keyboard Magazine and Soundcheck LLC, Nashville.
Following the course of previous Sound Soul Summits, Hammond Organ brings together some of their roster’s top artists playing their hits and banding together for once-in-a-lifetime jams. Previous Summits have featured such great artists as Keith Emerson, Felix Cavaliere of The Young Rascals, and Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey.
This show is particularly significant, as it will feature the first public showing of Hammond’s new XK-5 organ and Heritage Series expanded systems, which represent the cutting edge of technology applied to recreating the precise touch, feel, and sound of the classic Hammond B-3.
Music Director Mark Prentice will lead a top Nashville-based rhythm section (Charlie Morgan and Mike Severs) supporting the Hammond Artist All-Stars, including the living jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grammy nominee Paul Brown, Red Young, Jon Hammond, Peter Gallinari, Kevin McKendree (Brian Setzer, Joe Bonamassa) and Yates McKendree, the Reverend Jimmie Smith, and Kim Tibbs. Robby Robinson (musical director for Frankie Valli) will be on hand, as will Jim Alfredson, Gary Swan, Christian Matthew Cullen, and this year’s DownBeat Critic’s Choice Poll winner Brian Charette, and more.
It’s very rare that this many accomplished Hammond organists get to play together, so the excitement level among the musicians is as high as it is for the audience. It’s even rarer to experience players from different genres jamming together. As in past years, some surprise guests are sure to turn up. Four years after the first Sound Soul Summit, attendees still remember it as a highlight of their NAMM experience.
The HAMMOND Sound Soul Summit V will be held Thursday, June 23r, 2016 at 7 P.M. at the Soundcheck Complex, 750 Cowan St., Nashville, TN 37207. Ticketed admission only, with tickets available at the Hammond Booth #430 on the Summer NAMM exhibit floor, or from your official Hammond factory sales representative.”

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Missing man formation – very sadly, Lutz Büchner still on the band here – happy night in BIrldand Hamburg! – Jon Hammond
L to R Lutz, Jon, Joe, Heinz

Lydia’s Tune: 
Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums
, Joe Berger guitar, 
Jon Hammond organ, return engagement here at Birdland with many friends in the house. – Gärtnerstr. 122 Hamburg Eimsbuttel

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Stand: 12.03.2016 15:00 Uhr – Lesezeit: ca.4 Min.
Trauer um Lutz Büchner

“Lutz Büchner wurde 47 Jahre alt.

Der Saxofonist Lutz Büchner ist am 11. März während einer Japan-Tour der NDR Bigband im Alter von 47 Jahren an den Folgen eines Herzinfarkts verstorben. Es war ein großes Glück für die NDR Bigband, den Menschen und Musiker Lutz Büchner seit 22 Jahren in ihren Reihen zu haben. Er war ein grandioser, ein wahrhaft bedeutender Saxofonist mit einer unverkennbaren, einzigartigen Spielweise, die selbst dem ältesten und schon oft gehörten Jazzstandard immer wieder neue Seiten abgewinnen konnte. Vor allem aber brachte er auch seine Persönlichkeit in die Band ein: seinen Humor, sein ausgeglichenes Temperament und sein großes Interesse an allen Dingen des Lebens, das weit über die Musik hinaus reichte. Lutz Büchner war ein echter Teamplayer, vor und hinter den Kulissen.

Knuth: “Er lebte leidenschaftlich für und mit Musik”

Joachim Knuth, NDR Programmdirektor Hörfunk: “Die Nachricht vom Tod Lutz Büchners macht mich sehr betroffen. Ich habe ihn als einen liebenswürdigen Menschen erlebt, der leidenschaftlich mit und für Musik lebte. Lutz Büchner hatte den Jazz im Blut. Er liebte den spielerischen Umgang mit der Musik, die Improvisation. Der Tod dieses beeindruckenden Saxofonisten ist für die NDR Bigband, für den NDR, ein großer Verlust. Meine Gedanken sind in diesen Stunden bei der Familie und den Freunden Lutz Büchners.”

Fasziniert von Miles Davis
Lutz Büchner wurde am 5. August 1968 in Bremen geboren. Er interessierte sich schon früh für Musik, bekam klassischen Klarinettenunterricht und entdeckte als Teenager nach einem Konzertbesuch den Jazz. Als er den Trompeter Miles Davis hörte, faszinierte ihn die Möglichkeit, sich auch jenseits der geschrieben Noten auf eine ganz persönliche Weise ausdrücken zu können. Dieser improvisierten, sich immer neu erfindenden Musik wollte er sich widmen.

Lutz Büchner kam nach Hamburg und studierte Saxofon bei Herb Geller, dem damals bekanntesten Solisten der NDR Bigband. Schon bald spielte er dort im Saxofonsatz – zunächst als Gast, seit 1994 als festes Mitglied. In den Mittelpunkt zog es ihn, den eher besonnen Menschen, dabei nicht so sehr. Aber wenn das Scheinwerferlicht auf ihn zeigte und er zum Solo ansetzte, dann entwickelte sein Spiel eine ganz besondere Wirkung: Mit geschlossenen Augen stand er da, die Töne flossen ebenso überraschend wie logisch aus seinem Instrument, sein ganzer Körper schien sich dabei in Musik zu verwandeln.

In seinem Spiel steckte besondere Tiefe
Viele Gäste der NDR Bigband haben ihn und sein Spiel so erlebt und geschätzt: Jazzgrößen wie Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, João Bosco, Omar Sosa oder Abdullah Ibrahim genossen es, wenn Lutz Büchner neben ihnen spielte. Der Amerikaner Dale Wilson widmete ihm und seinem Saxofon-Kollegen Fiete Felsch eine ganze Big-Band-Suite, und die Komponistin Maria Schneider wollte ihn nach einem Besuch bei der NDR Bigband am liebsten gleich nach New York mitnehmen. Es waren nicht nur seine technischen Fertigkeiten und seine nahezu grenzenlosen Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten, mit denen Lutz Büchner so begeisterte. In seinem Spiel steckte eine besondere Tiefe. “Es ist sein Sound”, sagte Maria Schneider einmal, “Lutz berührt mich.”

Solistische Höhenflüge und zarte Lyrik
In der Improvisation spiegelt sich ja immer der ganze Mensch. So konnte Lutz Büchner auf dem Tenorsaxofon unendlich packend, mitreißend und kraftvoll spielen. Unvergessen ist sein solistischer Höhenflug in der Duke-Ellington-Hommage “Diminuendo, crescendo and crescendissimo in blue”, in der er minutenlang ein loderndes Feuer immer neu entfachte, bis die Zuschauer bei einem Auftritt der NDR Bigband in New York am Schluss buchstäblich aus den Sitzen gerissen wurden. Seine andere, lyrische Seite war besonders stark auf der Klarinette zu hören, auf der er zu den außergewöhnlichsten Stimmen des modernen Jazz zählte, vielleicht sogar weltweit. Intim und zart, wie gehaucht schwebten die Töne in die Luft, jeder von ihnen hatte Bedeutung.

Nicht nur in der NDR Bigband, auch in eigenen Formationen waren sein ausgeprägtes Spiel und seine ausgefeilten Kompositionen zu hören. Mit seinem Quartett (mit Sandra Hempel, Heinz Lichius und Pepe Berns) trat Lutz Büchner 2005 bei den 2. Hamburger Jazztagen in der Kampnagel-Fabrik auf. Im selben Jahr entstand mit dem Trio Connex (mit Björn Lücker und Philipp Steen) ein gleichnamiges Album, und 2006 erschien seine vielbeachtete, von der Kritik hochgelobte CD “Ring”.

“Mein Ziel ist es”, hat Lutz Büchner einmal gesagt, “ganz im Moment zu spielen.” Wir verdanken ihm viele unvergessliche Momente. Mit ihm verlieren wir einen lieben Menschen, einen großen Künstler und einen wunderbaren Kollegen.

Stefan Gerdes
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Frankfurt — Lydia’s Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt – Hans Romanov Presents

with Dedication to Lutz Büchner long-time member saxophonist of Jon Hammond Band

Lydia’s Tune Live in Yachtklub Frankfurt

Hollywood — Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/InterviewAllisonIrahetaAndMatthewHagerAkaHaloCircus

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Hollywood CA — Interview Allison Iraheta and Matthew Hager aka Halo Circus with Jon Hammond at the 11th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO for Jon Hammond Show – special thanks Kelly MacGaunn kelleemack pr, ‪#‎bobbimarcuspr‬ ‪#‎halocircus‬ ‪#‎ASCAPExpo‬ ‪#‎OurASCAP‬ http://www.hammondcast.com

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Allison Iraheta (born April 27, 1992) is an American singer from Los Angeles, California, who was the fourth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol.[2] Prior to Idol, Iraheta won the Telemundo competition Quinceañera: Mamá Quiero Ser Artista.[3] Following the conclusion of Idol, Iraheta was signed to a record deal with 19 Entertainment and Jive Records.[4] Her debut album Just Like You was released on December 1, 2009.[5] She is currently the lead singer in the band Halo Circus.
April 27, 1992 (age 24)
Glendale, California
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments
Vocals guitar
Iraheta was born in Glendale, California, to Salvadoran immigrants who moved to the United States before she was born.[3] She is the youngest in the family, with two older siblings, Jacki and Carlos Iraheta.[6] According to her family, she has been singing since she was a toddler.[7] In 2001, she began taking voice lessons with Raphael Enriquez at the Los Angeles Music and Art School, a non-profit community school of the arts in East Los Angeles.[8] Before rising to prominence, she was a frequent performer at the local Latin Electronics Store La Curaçao and the Los Angeles Music and Art School’s annual benefit concert, Stars for the Arts.[6] Iraheta attended Los Angeles’ Animo Ralph Bunche Charter High School

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Billboard Magazine Flashback – March 1984 article by Kim Freeman

Billboard Magazine Article about The Jon Hammond Show TV Show from March 17 1984, now The Jon Hammond Show
is in 34th year

Jon Hammond Show Public Access Cable TV Show Preview 05/07
First segment – opener Yachtklub Life James Wes Opener Jon Hammond Band – Hans Romanov Presents
Peter Klohmann tenor saxo
Joe Berger guitar
Giovanni Totò Gulino drums
Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ & bass
Video Tino Pavlis
Audio Johannes Napp, Silvio Cappucci
On the Main River – Frankfurt am Main

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Lydia’s Tune Head Phone Late Rent Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nissan Stage

July 18, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Lydia’s Tune Head Phone Late Rent Jon Hammond Funk Unit Nissan Stage

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Nashville Tennessee Nissan Stage Summer NAMM Show — Head Phone Late Rent Nissan Stage Jon Hammond Funk Unit with special guest Lee Oskar, Roland Barber trombone, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Joe Berger guitar (TV Jones guitar and pickups), Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ and bass Greg Herreman productions manager, Michael Apodaca & Alex Moore audio / Sound Image Nashville, Tennessee – The NAMM Show Summer NAMM Show Nissan Stage – Jon Hammond Band — with Cord Martin, Lee Oskar, Joe Berger, Louis Flip Winfield, Roland Barber and Leslie J. Carter at The NAMM Show. – all compositions composed & published by JON HAMMOND International ASCAP #NAMMShow #SummerNAMM #FunkBand #HammondOrgan #Nissan #Nashville #NashvilleMusicCityCenter

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Roy Clark Television Interview with Jon Hammond just before Roy appeared on the American Eagle Awards in Nashville Tennessee during Summer NAMM Show – Roy Clark an American Living Legend and long-time member of The Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame – Roy’s wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Clark

Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre.
During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled on classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “Thank God and Greyhound”), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987[1][2] and The Country Music Hall of Fame. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Meherrin, Virginia, Clark lived as a teenager in southeast Washington, D.C., where his father worked at the Washington Navy Yard. At 14, Clark began playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and by age 15 he had already won two National Banjo Championships[3] and world banjo/guitar flatpick championships. He was simultaneously pursuing a sporting career, first as a baseball player and then as a boxer, before dedicating himself solely to music. At 17, he had his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
At the age of 23, Clark obtained his pilot’s license and then bought a 1953 Piper Tri-Pacer (N1132C), which he flew for many years. This plane was raffled off on December 17, 2012, to benefit the charity Wings of Hope.[4] He has owned other planes, including a Mitsubishi MU-2, Stearman PT-17[5] and Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1A bizjet.[6]
By 1955, he was a regular on Jimmy Dean’s Washington, D.C., television program. Dean, who valued punctuality among musicians in his band, the Texas Wildcats, fired Clark for habitual tardiness, telling him, “You’re the most talented person I’ve ever fired.” Clark married Barbara Joyce Rupard on August 31, 1957.[7] In 1960, Clark went out to Las Vegas, where he worked as a guitarist in a band led by former West Coast Western Swing bandleader-comedian Hank Penny. During the very early 1960s, he was also prominent in the backing band for Wanda Jackson—known as the Party Timers—during the latter part of her rockabilly period.[8]
When Dean was tapped to host The Tonight Show in the early 1960s, he asked Clark to appear, introducing him to a national audience for the first time. Subsequently, Clark appeared on The Beverly Hillbillies as a recurring character (actually two: he played businessman Roy Halsey and Roy’s mother, Myrtle). Once, on an episode of the Sunday evening Jackie Gleason Show dedicated to country music, Clark played a blistering rendition of “Down Home”. Later, he appeared on an episode of The Odd Couple wherein he played “Malagueña”.[9]
In 1963, Clark signed to Capitol Records and had three top ten hits. He switched to Dot Records and again scored hits. He later recorded for ABC Records, which had acquired Dot, and MCA Records, which absorbed the ABC label.
Clark as “Myrtle Halsey” on The Beverly Hillbillies, 1968.
In the mid ’60s, he co-hosted, along with Buck Owens, a weekday daytime country variety series for NBC entitled “Swingin’ Country”, which was cancelled after two seasons. In 1969, Clark and Buck Owens were the hosts of Hee Haw. The show was dropped by CBS Television in 1971 but continued to run in syndication for twenty-one more years. During its tenure, Clark was a member of the Million Dollar Band and participated in a host of comedy sketches. In 1983, Clark opened the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in Branson, Missouri, becoming the first country music star to have his own venue there, thus beginning a trend which led to Branson becoming a center of live music performance, as it is today. Many of the celebrities who play in Branson first performed at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre.
Clark frequently played in Branson during the 1980s and 1990s. He has since sold the venue (now owned by the Hughes Brothers and renamed the Hughes American Family Theatre) and gone back to a fairly light touring schedule, which usually includes a performance with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band at their annual tribute to Clark’s old Hee Haw co-star Grandpa Jones in Mountain View, Arkansas.[citation needed]
In addition to his musical skill, Clark has often displayed his talents as a comedian and actor. During his years on Hee Haw, Clark entertained with numerous comedy sketches, including a recurring feature where he played the clerk of the “Empty Arms Hotel”. Clark released several albums of his comedic performances, to varying critical acclaim and commercial success. Clark is one of the few surviving regular male cast members from the show.[citation needed]
Clark has endorsed Mosrite, Gretsch, and many other brands of guitars during his career. He currently endorses Heritage Guitars, which makes a Roy Clark model. On August 22, 1987, Clark was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He plays an annual benefit concert at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the proceeds of which go to fund scholarships for aspiring musicians.[citation needed]
For many years Clark has made his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roy Clark Elementary School in Tulsa’s Union School District was named in his honor in 1978. Fellow Oklahoma resident Mickey Mantle arranged for Clark to sing “Yesterday When I Was Young” at his funeral (which Clark did in 1995).[10]
On May 17, 2009, Clark was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy. On September 23, 2010, Clark sang “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch at Dodger Stadium in a game featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the San Diego Padres. On April 12, 2011, Clark was honored by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He will be honored by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as Oklahoma’s Music Ambassador for Children and will be presented with a commendation from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.

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Roy Clark and Jon Hammond in Nashville Tennessee at the American Eagle Awards

American Eagle Awards, Roy with awardees Vince Gill & Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill – John Conlee from Grand Ole Opry

Roy Clark playing his famous Gibson Byrdland

Jon Hammond playing his famous Gibson Byrdland

Flip Wilson (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) and Roy Clark

Jon Hammond and Roy Clark in the Green Room at American Eagle Awards

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Youtube https://youtu.be/dPFiUlSe-98

Jon Hammond Band at XK-5 Organ Debut Hammond Organ USA Party SoundCheck Nashville

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/172604621

Lydia’s Tune On Nissan Stage Nashville

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LydiasTuneOnNissanStageNashville

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Topics Lydia, Summer NAMM Show, Lee Oskar, Harmonica, Jon Hammond, Nashville Tennessee, #HammondOrgan

Lydia’s Tune – Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage Nashville https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit Nashville, Tennessee​ Music City Center, front line: Lee Oskar​ harmonica, Joe Berger​ guitar, Cord Martin​ tenor, Roland Barber​ trombone, Jon Hammond​ organ, Rhythm section Chuggy Carter​ congas & percussion, Louis Flip Winfield​ drums

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Front Line Jon Hammond Band 2 minutes before hit time on Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Nissan Stage – Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Funk Unit on Nissan Stage – Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Funk Unit L to R Lee Oskar harmonica, Chuggy Carter congas & percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Cord Martin tenor saxophone, Roland Barber, trombone, trumpet, sea shell, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Gerg Herreman productions manager, Jon Hammond organ / leader / producer

Jimmy Dean and Roy Clark – NBC Tonight Show

Roy Clark American Eagle Awards and Emmylou Harris award recipient looking on from her table

Jon Hammond at the newly appointed Director of Hammond Europe Jan Kok in Frankfurt at musikmesse

Jon Hammond with his good friends – Suzuki Musical Instruments Corp. from Hamamatsu Japan at Hammond Party introducing XK-5 Prototype organ

Jon Hammond’s very special gift from Suzuki Musical Instruments team – Hammond Mouth Organ HA-20 made by Suzuki, Japan

Joe Lamond NAMM President CEO – photo Jon Hammond #NAMM #JoeLamond

#RoyClark #GrandOleOpry #EagleAwards #NAMMShow #EmmylouHarris #JohnConlee #Nissan #Lydia #SummerNAMM #NAMMShow #Nashville #HammondOrgan

#RoyClarkElementary

Roy Clark Elementary School Tulsa, Oklahoma

Suzuki Musical Instruments Hammond Summit Meeting Frankfurt Germany – Strategy, Innovation, Technology – Suzuki The Name You Know

Greg Herreman Productions Manager NAMM overseeing Cord Martin tenor saxophonist about to hit on Nissan Stage Nashville Music City Center

Louis Flip Winfield drums on Jon Hammond Funk Unit – Nissan Stage Nashville Music City Center – photo by Jon Hammond just before hit onstage

Roy Clark and Glen Campbell playing on one guitar – Roy and Glen are dear old friends, 2 of the most successful guitarists in the world

Roy Clark on Hee Haw long-running television show with Buck Owens and Tennessee Ernie Ford #HeeHaw

Jon Hammond American Eagle Awards group shot with honorees Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Roy Clark, John Conlee et al – *note, far right
NAMM’s Mary Luehrsen – NAMM Foundation executive director

Bill Cody announcer WSM Radio / Grand Ole Opry with Jon Hammond at American Eagle Awards – Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond and Roy Clark in the Green Room at American Eagle Awards –

Lydia, Nissan, Late Rent, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, Harmonica, Funk Band, #Lydia #LateRent #Nissan #HammondOrgan


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