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St. Louis Music's Robert E. Lee Passes Away

St. Louis Music has announced that Robert E. Lee, a 30-plus year music industry veteran, has passed away. Earlier this month, he contracted a sever lung infection, and was unable to recover from it. He passed on Jan. 21, 2019 with his loving wife Kathleen and family with him. SLM decribes him as a giving person, witty, intelligent and a great leader, mentor and friend.

Lee got his start in music by attending North Texas State University where he mastered the art of drumming. His band toured extensively before Robert settled into the San Francisco Bay area. He managed Swains House of Music for several years before joining the sales team at Kaman Music, where he rose to the position of senior VP sales. After leaving Kaman Music, Lee became the VP of sales at Samick corporation. After Samick, he did a short stint at Rhythm Band before finally joining St. Louis Music as SVP Sales.

Friends and associates are invited to stop by the St Louis Music booth at The NAMM Show (#7414) to sign our memory book in Lee's honour.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Music Trade. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.