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Happy Birthday to Dick Dale "King of the Surf Guitar" we used to dance the surfer stomp to Dick Dale and the Deltones at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa when I was in high school in 1960


Jimmy Hendrix Receipt 1969


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Rest In Peace to a dear friend of Manny's Hugh McCracken

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Good old days

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Posted by Jim Monroe on May 13, 2015 at 12:30am 2 Comments

Do you remember

Music Row

Back when Manny’s Music

was the place to go


Man, that was Heaven

don’t you know

Just a subway ride away

to music row


I first heard ‘bout Manny's

when I was just fourteen

My guitarist Bobby said

We had to make that scene


So, unbeknownst to our parents

we hopped the E Train

from Kew Gardens to Times Square

and we scurried past the porn that used to cluster there


Walked crosstown

To Seventh Avenue

Then turned and headed North…


Henry was on to us..........

Posted by Frank Porfidio on March 13, 2015 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

As we all know, in the mid to late '70's there were probably as many sales outside the stores as inside...One day, my friend John calls me and says "Hey, I'm going to 48th st. to sell my Telecaster...wanna' take a ride?" so I said yeah sure.....(we usually were there 4 or 5 times a month in those days)

After parking and walking up the block for about 20 minutes or so window shopping , we see these two guys standing in front of We Buy....they're looking at a Telecaster , so , John says to the kid..."which one you looking at?" so the kid points to a '55 or '56 Fender Telecaster and says "I always wanted a Tele but I can't afford that !!" (I think it was $800 or so back then......LOL).....anyway, John tells him "I have a '67 Tele right here for $175...wanna' see it?" the kid sits on the curb playing it for maybe five minutes and says "WOW.....nice guitar.....but how do I know it works?".....without batting an eye John says..."That's easy...we'll just go over to…


early manny's

Posted by Mitch Skop on December 29, 2014 at 11:26am 0 Comments

I clearly remember being 9 or 10 years old and my parents taking me and by 2 1/2 year old younger brother to manny's for a flat black lacquer Ludwig drum set.  a real beauty.  a snare, tom, hi-hat, ride cymbal and snare with a throne.  bought it from stu, who I believe was manny's son.  (my drum teacher ben halpern suggested we go to manny's).

and I recall that manny himself was there, working the crowd with his sales crew in that narrow store.

this was in the old store, before all the office buildings were on 48th st. and before they moved to the new more luxurious space up the street.

must have been back to that store 100 x over the following years, having switched to bass guitar and with my brother now playing 6 string.  a migration to manny's with members of whichever band I was in was legendary, something we always looked forward to days in advance.

all of 48th street was electric with music and musicians and…



Thanks Elliott Randall for this classic shot

Dhani Harrison at Manny's

Earl Slick and Mark Hudson @ John Lennon's 70th birthday concert 10/9/10

Thanks to Will Lee for posting this on Facebook

Tim Robbins Finds his Dad's Picture on the Wall, Gil Robbins of The Highwaymen ...three generations of Robbins' bought their guitar's at Manny's!ak

Signed promo photo of The Beatles similar to the one on Manny's Wall sold at Christies for $7,200

Happy Holidays from Holly Goldrich and Family!


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"I was 19 years old,and I had $325. Henry sold me this 1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe on June  4th ,1973. I still have it today,June 18th 2016,forty three years later. Thank you so much for my start in music."
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I bought that 1973 Les Paul Deluxe Gold top,from Henry on June,4th 1973.It was my first good guitar,and I was 19 years old.I believe I paid $325 for it then. I thought that was a ton of money.As you can see ,I still have it ,and its probably worth…
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