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Memorable Gigs People and Places of Jon Hammond

March 25, 2011

Memorable Gigs People and Places of Jon Hammond

Joe Berger, Horst Jankowiak R.I.P. owner manager of Gretel und Alfons and Jon Hammond

Horst Jankowiak, Gretel und Alfons, Jimi Hendrix, Grosse Freiheit, St. Pauli, Reeperbahn, The Beatles, Jon Hammond, Star Club, Pico, Wienermobile, Oscar Mayer, Indra, XB-2, Organ, Jazz, Blues

Part 9 Jon Hammond Memorable Gigs, People and Places

September 14, 2010

Part 9 Jon Hammond Memorable Gigs, People and Places = Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond’s Late Rent Session Men gig at Birdland NYC original location at Broadway & 105th St. with Todd Anderson, Graham Hawthorne, Chuggy Carter, Jon Herington guitar (misspelled on poster)

Jon Hammond enjoying listening to some vinyl singles at home

Jon Hammond Band in concert at Frankfurt Musikmesse 1995

Jon Hammond in Prague Czech Republic very first Muzika trade show, delivering his original seminare entitled “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”™

Jon Hammond at his 1965 B3 organ with James Preston of Sons of Champlin drums in Duboce Park San Francisco

Jon Hammond about to enjoy a very fine wine from sommelier or wine steward aboard the m.v. Galaxy mega cruise ship, Jon Hammond was a special VIP guest invited aboard for the inauguration by his friend Captain Korres and owner John Chandris while still in the famous Blohm and Voss shipyard being finished in Hamburg Germany

Jon Hammond in concert with Lutz Buechner saxophone of the NDR Bigband in Studio Bremen Germany April 1998

Jon Hammond in the doorway of Hans Romanov’s Europa INTIM Bar where he performed with Jon Hammond Band in Frankfurt Red Light District

Jon Hammond Band in concert in Regina Niteclub on Grosse Freiheit No. 7 on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg Germany with Lutz Buechner tenor sax, Uwe Petersen drums, Barry Finnerty guitar Jon Hammond at the organ presented by Gideon Schier, the club was packed both (2) nights special thanks Knut Benzner for press in the MoPo (Morgen Post)

Jon Hammond presented French pianist Francoise Pujol as his special guest in Birdland Hamburg Nov. 1997

Jon Hammond in concert in Prague Czech Republich Jazz Club Agharta

Barry Finnerty in Frankfurt Germany wall relief photo by Jon Hammond

Photo by Jon Hammond wall relief Frankfurt Germany

The famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile photo by Jon Hammond
“Wienermobile” is an automobile shaped like a hot dog on a bun that is used to promote and advertise Oscar Mayer products. It was created in 1936 by Oscar’s nephew, Carl G. Mayer, and variants are still used by Oscar Mayer today. In 2004, Oscar Mayer announced a contest whereby customers could win the right to use the Wienermobile for a day. Within a month, the contest had generated over 15,000 entries.[citation needed] Drivers of the Wienermobiles are known as Hotdoggers and often hand out toy whistles shaped as replicas of the Wienermobile, known as Wienerwhistles. *Note: Jon Hammond owns an original Wienerwhistle given to him by Oscar when Jon was 5 years old in 1958

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has evolved from Carl Mayer’s original 1936 vehicle to the current vehicles seen on the road today. Although gas rationing kept the Wienermobile off the road during World War II, in the 1950s Oscar Mayer and the Gerstenslager Company created several new vehicles using a Dodge chassis or a Willys Jeep chassis. One of these models is on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. These Wienermobiles were piloted by “Little Oscar” who would visit stores, schools, orphanages, children’s hospitals, and participate in parades and festivals.

In 1969, new Wienermobiles were built upon a Chevrolet motor home chassis and featured Ford Thunderbird taillights. The 1969 vehicle was the first Wienermobile to travel to foreign countries. In 1976 Plastic Products, inc., built a fiberglass and styrofoam model, again on a Chevrolet motor home chassis.

In 1988, Oscar Mayer launched its Hotdogger program, where recent college graduates were hired to drive the Wienermobile through various parts of the nation and abroad. Using a converted Chevrolet van chassis, Stevens Automotive Corporation and noted industrial designer Brooks Stevens built a fleet of six Wienermobiles for the new team of Hotdoggers.

In 1995, the Wienermobile grew in size to 27-feet long and 11-feet high. The most recent version of the Wienermobile, built in 2004, has been updated to include a voice activated GPS navigation device, an audio center with a wireless microphone, and a horn that plays the Wiener Jingle in 21 different genres from Cajun to Rap to Bossa Nova, according to American Eats.

There are seven Wienermobiles in existence. The current Wienermobile sports fourth generation Pontiac Firebird taillights.

Jon Hammond relaxing in One of the most famous hotels in Paris, L’Hotel has been a secret hideaway over the past two centuries 1981 after flying over to Paris from JFK on Air France Concorde at twice the speed of sound Mach II

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