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Ernie Ball
Original name: Roland Sherwood Ball
Birth: Aug. 30, 1930
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 2004
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA

Music Pioneer. He was a pioneer maker of rock 'n' roll guitar strings used by legions of artists from the Rolling Stones to Merle Travis. His strings and instruments were used by music stars over the past four decades. Beginning with a small music shop in the San Fernando Valley, he built a business with annual sales of $40 million and a worldwide reputation. In 1958, Ball opened a shop in Tarzana that, uniquely, sold only guitars. In 1962, complaints from customers that they couldn't find lighter-gauge, flexible strings for their rock 'n' roll instruments prompted Ball to create and sell sets of strings he called "Slinkys." They were a hit. He later branched out into instruments and accessories, buying the Music Man electric guitar company in 1985. Today, Ernie Ball items are sold in more than 5,000 music stores in the United States and exported to more than 70 countries. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
Family links: 
  Roland Adelbert Ball (1905 - 1987)
  Ernie Ball (1930 - 2004)
  Roland Sherwood Ball (1930 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
San Luis Cemetery
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA
Plot: B Row 9
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Sep 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9452531
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