This Day in History: 1954-11-29

John Stork, American trumpeter and mouthpiece maker, played in the US Air Force Band and then the Tommy Dorsey orch, worked for the Giardinelli Band Instrument Co. in NYC (became head of custom pro shop), formed Stork Custom Mouthpieces with wife, Phyllis Stork, with whom he wrote the book, Understanding the Mouthpiece, born in Washington State.

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