Re: [Harp-L] A Marine Cost?

When iI was a kid, M. B.'s were under a dollar. They were $2.50 at Manny's in N. Y., as late as 1972.
----- Original Message ----- From: "The Iceman" <icemanle@xxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [Harp-L] A Marine Cost?

When I was a teenager and we used to "cruise Woodward Ave" in Detroit, we'd all pile into a car and pitch in $1 for gas. Since gas was $.29/gallon, we'd fill up the tank easily.

Oh yeah, my harmonicas cost me $3.25.

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From: Jeff Baker <acornfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Peter Madcat Ruth <madcat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: harp-l <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>; David Terry <walkincane@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Mon, Mar 19, 2012 9:08 pm
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] A Marine Cost?

I grew up in my fathers music store in northern NY He had me stock the show
cases with strings, picks and harmonicas In 1960 Marine Bands were $1.25 . Wish
I had a time machine ! The last Filisko I bought was $160 ! If you could even
get one now there around $ 300 Sheesh ! Everything is going up and up except my
gig pay !


On Mar 19, 2012, at 7:01 PM, Peter Madcat Ruth <madcat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

When I started playing harmonica in 1964, I could buy a Marine Band harmonica
for $2.25 at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

Peter Madcat Ruth Musician - Grammy Award Winner madcat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

On Mar 19, 2012, at 6:56 PM, David Terry wrote:

1962,Brockton,Ma. $3.75 I was eight and it took me half the summer of odd
chores to earn it. Lawns to weed eatin' (by hand and a push mower).No
wonder I'm about worn out.Oh pickin' Blue Berrys for 15 Cents a quart. Is
that why I got the huero bluze?

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