In Memory of Bob Gross, August 12, 2003


Bob was an member of the Berkeley/Oakland/Emeryville, California branch of "Friends of the Phonograph." In the history of the annual phonograph birthday parties, this was the most creative group of friends I ever had, setting the standard for phonograph birthday presentations. Each year, in celebration of the Phonograph's Birthday, there was a friendly competition of phonograph inspired creations: food shaped like records, needlepoint, tapestry, glass and other media representing some connection to the phonograph. Bob loved pottery and his artistic entry in 1989 was award-winning. Shaped and labeled like a Victor record, Bob's ceramic creation remains a reminder for me of his friendship and generosity. In the Museum of PhonoArt, Bob's record plays on. Thanks Bob.








Click Record for enlarged view of ceramic record created by Bob Gross