Today is the birthday of one of the men that has helped make Rock and Roll music, as well as all music have special sound. Name the greatest keyboard player you know, and he or she has played one, recorded with one or toured with one, or all of the above. We are talking about Laurens Hammond, the man who invented and produced the Hammond Organ. His Hammond B-3 is to keyboards as a Les Paul or Fender Strat is to guitars. Laurens Hammond was born on January 11, 1895 and passed away on July 3, 1973. His inventions include the Hammond organ and the world’s first polyphonic musical synthesizer, the Novachord.
Happy Birthday Mr. Hammond. RIP and Thank You!