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MMR joins in mourning the loss of longtime industry
heavyweight, Paul Specht of Hoshino on February 9th.
Paul’s Leukemia, from which he had seemingly bounced
back quite successfully, had recently reemerged and he had
been forced to undergo further treatment.
Paul is survived by his son Stephan and longtime com-
panion Kay Brockwell.
Ramona P. Lewis
Ramona Lewis was a beloved ﬁgure in the MI world, having spent the last 36 years
manufacturing and distributing George L’s Music Products. Ramona is survived by
her daughters, Kimberly Lewis (Charles Williams), and Leesa Lewis Gifford, and
We Do grandsons, Kahler and Karrington Williams.
Ed Thigpen, also known as “Mr. Taste” for his remarkable touch as an innovative
drummer, was not only a renowned jazz performer, but also a staunch advocate for
music education. Thigpen wrote method books and provided countless clinics in
the hope of inspiring others to make music. Ed Thigpen passed away on January
James “Hutch” Hutchins
One of Gibson Guitar’s most accomplished and dedicated luthiers, James “Hutch”
Hutchins, who spent 45 years at Gibson, passed away from an und