This Day in History: 1954-12-23

Bob Malone, American brass instrument designer, apprenticed to Larry Minick (instrument repairman), freelancer and musician at Disneyland, founded Bob Malone’s Bras Technology in 1983, bought Minick’s shop in 1987, made conversions of Bach and Yamaha trumpets, design consultant for Yamaha, moved shop to Van Nuys, California, sold shop and moved to Yamaha headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, born in Van Nuys, California.