News: Obituary

January 11, 2022

C.F. Martin & Co.’s Diane Martin Passes

Martin Guitars has announced that Diane Martin, wife of Chris Martin and vice-chair of C.F. Martin & Co.’s board of directors, died on Jan. 4. …

January 03, 2022

Barry “Foz” Fasman Passes at 76

Barry “Foz” Fasman, who participated in several educational and panel sessions at The NAMM Show over the years, passed away recently. He was 76 years old.…

October 25, 2021

Print Music Veteran Holger Siems Passes Away

German music publisher G. Henle Verlag has announced the passing of Holger Siems. Beginning in 1976, Siems was the head of the company’s sales department in…

October 04, 2021

Former Owner of Mississippi Music Passes Away

Dex Johnson, former executive vice president and owner of Mississippi Music, passed away on Oct. 3 of complications from lung disease. Johnson was executive…

August 30, 2021

PMC Issues Statement on Death of Charlie Watts

The Percussion Marketing Council has issued a statement on Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who died last week at the age of 80. “All our members are…

August 23, 2021

Industry Vet Dan Slick Passes Away

Industry veteran Dan Slick passed away last week from cancer. According to a statement from NAMM, Slick grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and played upright…

July 09, 2021

Former UK Retailer Passes Away

Dave Bresnan, former owner of Frets Old & New in Aintree, Liverpool, England passed away on June 26. He was 77 years old. Accoring to a statement from NAMM,…

June 28, 2021

Music & Arts’ Kurt Witt Passes Away

Kurt Witt, director of merchandising for Music & Arts, has passed away. A member of the Music & Arts family since 2010, Witt originally began his career…