It may be hard to believe now, but one man was single-handedly responsible for creating the entire electronic organ and keyboard world as we know it today. That man was Laurens Hammond. By the time Laurens Hammond died on July 3, 1973, there were well over thirty manufacturers of electric or electronic organs.This figure would increase still further towards the end of the 1970s, as the demand for easy-play home organs grew to incredible proportions.
Today Hammond represents a sound that transverses all styles and demographics, ranging from the comforting sounds of gospel organ all the way through to the latest slick R&B offerings you hear on the radio or television advertising. Read more on Hammond history here.