Byron Melcher

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Byron Melcher (1929–2012) was an executive with the Thomas Organ Company, a concert organist, and a recording artist on electronic organs and pipe organs.

Melcher was a district manager for the Thomas and Vox lines in Texas. In 1968, he was promoted to manager of promotions for the Thomas Organ division[1] and was a featured artist on the Thomas Company "A Fair to Remember" tour the next year, which featured Dick Clark as MC.[2][3] That summer, he became head of publicity for Thomas.[4] In 1970, he was the Los Angeles Theater Organ Society monthly artist. His featured piece was the Overture to "The Virgin of Macarena."[5]

He recorded for Concert Recording Records, Replica Records,[5] and United Artists Records.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, June 1, 1968 page 87.
  2. ^ Billboard, June 7, 1969 page 55.
  3. ^ Billboard, August 2, 1969 page 38.
  4. ^ Billboard, August 9, 1969 page 110.
  5. ^ a b Los Angeles Theater Organ Society. "History – Fall 1970". Retrieved August 17, 2010
  6. ^ The Blade (Toledo, OH), October 27, 1968 page 4.