Friend of the Phonograph
Memory of Bob Gross, August 12, 2003
By Doug Boilesen
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
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
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, creativity and generosity.
In the Museum of PhonoArt,
Bob's record plays on.