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Peavey Electronics Gold Anniversary

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Oyster Cult, with guest artists Michael Anthony, Robert Randolph and Kenny Aronoff

01/25/2015, NAMM Show, Anaheim

Peavey Electronics® celebrated 50 years of innovation at the 2015 Winter NAMM show with a gold anniversary bash on Thu., Jan. 22, 2015 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton California Ballroom. 




All Photos: Ray Soto


Performers included Lynyrd Skynyrd members Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke, and Peter Keys, with guest artists Michael Anthony, Robert Randolph and Kenny Aronoff. In addition, rock giants Blue Öyster Cult topped off the event with a very special performance. DJ Keith Shocklee of Public Enemy was the musical host for the evening.


NAMM honored Peavey Electronics Corporation® with the Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the music products industry. The award recognizes retailers and manufacturers who have succeeded over the years through best practices and strong community standing to reach a landmark anniversary.


“Our philosophy has always been simple – we didn’t start out to be the biggest, we wanted to be the best”, said Hartley Peavey of Peavey Electronics Corporation in Meridian, Miss.


Hartley was given the award by NAMM CEO and President Joe Lamond during Peavey’s 50th Anniversary celebration at the Hilton Anaheim on Jan. 22.

In 1965, Peavey worked out of the loft above his parents’ music store, building one amplifier per week. Hartley Peavey’s handmade amps struck a chord with musicians, especially at a time when larger manufacturers saw prices go up and quality go down as the result of conglomeration. By the early 1970s, Peavey was one of the country’s largest manufacturers of amps, P.A. systems and sound mixers.



“NAMM is proud to recognize Peavey Electronics Corporation for their 50 years of service to their community, staff and to the music and sound products industry,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “Their hard work and willingness to adapt, as well as their commitment to making this world a more musical place have helped them stand the test of time and will be the driver of their future success.”

Milestone Awards are presented to longtime industry leaders during the 2015 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. The NAMM Show is the world’s largest gathering for the music instrument and product industry. The annual event brings together 95,000 industry professionals to preview the latest gear, attend educational sessions and network with peers from 100 different countries.



Peavey Founder and CEO, Hartley Peavey; guitarist Robert Randolph of Robert Randolph & the Family Band; Peter Keys, Rickey Medlocke, and Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd; all-star drummer Kenny Aronoff (Sting, John Mellencamp, Elton John, etc.); Buck Dharma, Eric Bloom, and Richie Castellano of Blue Öyster Cult; and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony attended a Press Conference to answer questions from the media in an open forum setting.




Peavey Electronics Releases New Products at the 2015 NAMM Show:

Celebrating 50 years in business in 2015, music and audio innovator Peavey Electronics is proud to unveil an array of groundbreaking new products at this year's Winter NAMM Show!

Preview the lineup of new gear below:


 Peavey Electronics Releases 50th Anniversary Commemorative Amplifiers Limited-edition models celebrate five decades of legendary tone


Peavey Electronics Releases 50th Anniversary Commemorative Amplifiers Limited-edition models celebrate five decades of legendary tone


Peavey Electronics Introduces All-New Dark Matter™ Speaker Enclosures From the company that invented the working man's speaker enclosure comes the next evolution in digitally processed powered speaker enclosures


Peavey Electronics Introduces 6505® MH Mini Head Guitar Amplifier 20 Watt amplifier delivers legendary 6505® tone and power in highly portable package


Peavey Electronics Unveils Classic® 20 MH Mini Head Guitar Amplifier 20 Watt all-tube amplifier produces famous Peavey Classic® tone in a compact package


Peavey Electronics Announces David Ellefson ReValver™ Artist Bundle Peavey® and hard-hitting Megadeth bassist join forces to launch exciting new bass amp models in Peavey's Flagship Amp Modeling Software


Peavey Electronics Announces ReValver™ ACT™ Profiler Peavey® Delivers Amp Cloning for the Masses with new ACT™ Profiler


Peavey Electronics Introduces RBN™ Series Speaker Enclosures Innovative speaker enclosures combine best-in-class audio quality with legendary Peavey® reliability


Peavey Releases the VYPYR® Pro 100 and Sanpera® Pro Footcontroller With stompbox, amplifier, effects, and instrument models plus an array of modern features, Peavey's new VYPYR® Pro 100 redefines the possibilities of


Peavey Unveils Headliner™ 1000 Bass Head Lightweight, 1000-Watt head packs in powerful tone and professional features


Peavey Releases MiniMAX™ 500 Watt Bass Amplifier Head Affordably priced amplifier provides 500 Watts of powerful, rich low end in a light and compact package

Peavey Electronics Unveils MiniMEGA™ 1000 Watt Bass Amplifier Head Innovative bass amp delivers a wealth of classic Peavey® tone in a compact, 9-pound package


Peavey Electronics Releases XR®-AT Mixer Feature-packed mixer sets a new standard in compact, powerful audio solutions


Peavey Electronics Unveils XR®-S Mixer Packed with powerful, modern features, this mixer raises the bar for compact audio solutions


Peavey Electronics Unveils PV® AT Series Mixers with Antares® Auto-Tune® New mixers ensure audiences will experience perfectly tuned vocals to complement crystal-clear audio


Peavey Electronics® Introduces New PV® Series Mixing Consoles All-new PV® series non-powered mixers represent the pinnacle of performance and value




About Peavey Electronics® Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit  


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