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Vic Firth Dies aged 85
Famous drummers including Billy Cobham, Pantera’s Vinnie Paul, and Charlie Watts – best known as a member of The Rolling Stones, all endorsed the Vic Firth brand. In 2012 the company were manufacturing 12 million sticks a year.
The company have since changed their website homepage in homage to Vic with the following words:
“Vic was an inspiration to all of us. He was a visionary, a mentor, a leader and a friend. He always said he surrounded himself with the best people, but the truth is he brought out the best in all of us. His boundless passion for music and musicians drove every decision he made.
Vic’s spirit and legacy will continue to live at the core of the Vic Firth Company. He will be missed beyond words.”
By Michael Storey
Posted on 28 Jul 2015 10:01 to category : Instruments News
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