David Leed: 1937 – 2018


We bring you the sad news of the passing of David Leed on March 7th.

Many of you will have known this charming and influential man from our industry. He was born in the United Kingdom and worked for Boosey & Hawkes, who sent him to South Africa. While there, David became the General Manager for the Hammond Organ Company, which had a factory for Hammond- in fact the fourth largest operation for the company in the world.

While backstage for a concert where he played in the orchestra and she sang in the choir, David met his wife. After having four children they moved back to Europe where David was hired by Chicago Musical Instruments (CMI), which later became Norlin.

In the late 1970’s he and his wife established their own accessory wholesale company called Leed Representation.

Our good friends at NAMM managed to interview David for the wonderful NAMM Oral History interview and you can see this below at the link: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/david-leed