Happy holidays to everyone.. I hope the season os being kind to all. I would love to see some of your stories in the main blog page. Don't be shy,
Holly Goldrich Continue
Added by Holly Goldrich on December 9, 2010 at 2:16am —
It is March and I would like to thank all the people whom have joined "the virtual wall" It must be said that this could not of happened without the "Manny's family" We love to read all your stories and look forward to many more. Sandi Bachom is one of the most unbelievable film artists. As you go through our site you can see her love for Manny's and the musicians.
Please keep us posted on your upcoming events. Through this site we are hoping to go to another level, this can only be… Continue
Added by Holly Goldrich on March 7, 2010 at 11:20pm —
We have lost a great musician and friend. Les was a Manny's customer and he will be missed.
Added by Holly Goldrich on August 13, 2009 at 10:25pm —
Welcome new members! Please post your memories..... pass our site along..... and keep on rockin!
All my best always, Holly Goldrich
Added by Holly Goldrich on August 3, 2009 at 6:42pm —
Hello Wall Of Fame Family.
Thank you for all the great memories. Stay tuned for NEW images on our site and please post a story or two about your favorite artist from Wall of Fame!!
Love, Holly and The Goldrich Family
Added by Holly Goldrich on July 16, 2009 at 10:38pm —
To all the Manny's fans,
Thank you so much for all your stories. Please keep them coming. We are looking forward to hearing from you. I have many new profiles coming in. Keep in touch!
Holly and The Goldrich Family
Added by Holly Goldrich on June 30, 2009 at 3:03am —
Dear music family,
I am so happy to hear from all of you. Please keep the memories coming! We are so moved by them.
Added by Holly Goldrich on June 9, 2009 at 6:49pm —
Manny's was THE place back in the day. I got my first serious horn there back in '57 I think it was. A used Reynolds Contempora. Everyone walked through those doors. You could bump into just about anybody. What a gas it was listening to guys doing their scales and chords or whatever as they tried out some new instrument. The center of the music universe for a young aspiring musician.
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 17, 2009 at 11:42am —
I JUST happened to get an email from my friend Charly Roth who worked at Manny's sometime after we graduated from high school in Princeton, NJ (I'm currently "wedged in the Midwest") and he mentioned that Manny's is closing? All I could think of is how another piece of the city's character will be missing and how really irritating it would be if something generic like a "Baby Gap" sneaks in... Really glad the virtual wall was put together. Kudos.
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 11:58pm —
I worked at Sound City in London in 73, and thought we were cool until a trip to NYC showed me the real deal, I was in awe. Whenever anyone came back from Stateside, the first question was always "d'ya go to Manny's?" I still use a leather strap I bought there on that first visit.
Malcolm Simpson Continue
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 10:17pm —
went to The High School of Performing Arts, a couple of blocks away from Manny's and my classmates and I would often go by on lunchtime and bug Danny...Ha!
My Dad got me my first drum kit there and my photo eventually got up on the wall in the drum department...
Take care,... Read More
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 10:12pm —
I started playing guitar in 1972 and my older peers told me that the only place to get an ax was Manny's. Sure enough we got on the train from up in the bronx and came to Manny's and were blown away by the depth of the guitars available, experienced staff and the nostalgia even back in the 70's. It was a treat to see Jimi's picture and Jimmy Page and Johnny winter, the beatles clapton. I once ran in to Steve Howe in the store. I did buy a few guitars from Manny's over the years.
I work on… Continue
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 10:11pm —
Thank you so much for sharing the great memories. On my first trip to New York (before I moved there) I wanted to see Manny's first and foremost. Before the Empire State Building, Stature of Liberty or anything else. I played the Manny's / Jimmy Maelen Memorial Golf Tournament in Alpine NJ with you guys for many years. A wonderful event - and a wonderful family to be around. And that's what Manny's is...a family, not a store.
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 10:09pm —
I oufitted about 10 of my bands there and my Gibson Dovethat I bought the Weekend Lang and I closed with R and R.That Dove is the exact one Johnny Cash was playing at the House of Blues when he walked off stage for final Time.I was there,teary eyed.I loved John
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 10:08pm —
Manny himself put a guitar in my hands when I stopped in with my mom the very first time. Actually I was looking at a guitar in the window (of the original store which was closer to 6th ave) & he asked if I wanted to try a guitar. It ruined any future medical school prospects!
Over the years Henry was a gentleman and a warm, nurturing spirit. He set up my first Rickenbacker 12 string right after I bought it. I used that guitar on many records including "Shannon". Years later (in… Continue
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 10:06pm —
Thanks for your note re "manny's". I sent my son there about 5 years ago and he bought my grandson his first instrument. The kid is now a decent lead-guitar player (in Eugene, Oregon). He reported that he was impressed with a sign posted at Manny's that commanded "NO STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN."
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 10:04pm —
I got my first good acoustic from Manny's in 1975. A 1975 Ovation Balladeer model 1112-1. The second one they came out with. Loved that guitar and had it redone recently thanks to saving my Manny's original hand written bill! Professional or amateur, the guys at Manny's took real good care of you and every year I brought my ax back for an adjustment.. no hassle. We loved going in and doing business knowing we were in the company of the greeats when we gazed at all the autographed photos on the… Continue
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 10:00pm —
"In 1967 my dad took me to manny's to buy a farfisa mini-compact organ and an ampeg sb-12 portaflex bass amp. i feel like the music business itself is closing its doors."
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 9:58pm —
My Dad bought me my first electric guitar (a Gibson SG) at Manny's in 1964 . I had just seen Hard Day's Night and knew I didn't want to play acoustic any more. Not when 1000's of screaming teenage girls were chasing these scruffy mop tops around. Sad to think it won't be there any more.
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 9:57pm —
I bought several instruments over the years at Manny's Music and simply hung out on 48th St. as a kid just to look in their window. I remember Billy helping me look at potential guitars and all the while saying, "it's all about what you like". I am a professional dog trainer with an ear towards the music. Many thanks for this wonderful tribute to the best music store in the world.
Added by Holly Goldrich on May 16, 2009 at 9:55pm —