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    f Forte Roger Memphis's Avatar
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    Mighty WurlitZer Leaving Memphis

    This fine old gal (Louise) is being crated up and sent off for a $500,000 restoration. I thought some of you Theatre Enthusiasts might enjoy this article in today's Memphis Commercial Appeal. Many years ago, I spent most of my lunch hours playing this organ. At that time, they welcomed players just to help keeping her "exercised." She has had a lot of use in recent years, but has been declining. The renewed enthusiasm has brought about this renewal project. I hope this link works for you. I had to double click on the front page article to enlarge it.

    http://memphiscommercialappeal.tn.ne...id_subscriber&

    Enjoy !
    Roger Memphis
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    CV with HR-40, 2 B-40's

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    Glad to hear that it is being restored as an original instrument.

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    You may need to search. The article is dated 29 June and the term "Wurlitzer" will find both the lead on page one and the conclusion on page 13.
    Roland Atelier AT-90s, AT-80s, AT-70, 30, and 15. Roland VR-760 combo
    Yamaha S-90, Kurzweil PC-3x, Casio Privia PX-330, Roland E-80, G-70, BK-5, Leslie 760, 820
    Moved on:
    Allen 3MT/Hauptwerk, Technics GA1, Yamaha HX1, AR80, numerous Hammonds, including 2 M's, an L, 2 A-100's, XP-2, XM-1/1c, & an XK-3. Roland Atelier AT-30, 60r, 80, & 20r(2 units), and a slew of Leslies (147, 142, 760, 900, 330).
    Korg Triton Le-61, Casio Privia PX-310 & 110, and Kurzweils: PC-2x, SP-88, Pro-III, K1000

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    I hope they keep orginal relay in operation and restored. Now adays its a great thing to rip the thing out and put in a computer sytem in.

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