One of the items my father gave to me when the music department closed down at Fairleigh Dickinson University was a Wurlitzer Swingin’ Rhythm. It’s an analog preset drum machine from 1968. I used it on a song called Blood in the Sand (1999). Looking back now the song is a bit of a premonition. I foolishly didn’t think the box was worth that much so I left it behind during one of my many moves. A few weeks ago I was able to get one really cheap on eBay. Welcome home Wurlitzer. Today would have been my father’s 80th birthday.
“The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, usually referred to simply as Wurlitzer, was an American company that produced stringed instruments, woodwinds, brass instruments, theatre organs, band organs, orchestrions, electronic organs, electric pianos and jukeboxes. Over time Wurlitzer changed to producing only organs and jukeboxes, but it no longer produces either. Deutsche Wurlitzer, owner of the Wurlitzer Jukebox and Vending Electronics trademark, was acquired by the Gibson Guitar Corporation.” – Wikipedia
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