Info wanted - Organ store at the old North Shore Shopping Center

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George

Melbourne, FL

#1 Jun 3, 2008
I am trying to get info about the organ store that used to be at the old North Shore Shopping center in Peabody.

I remember the store back in the 70's maybe 60's. When I was a kid whenever I went to the shopping center with my parents my mother would always stop at the store and listen to the guy ply the organ. She would always hint to me about taking organ lessons. I wasn't having any part of it lol.

I played the sax when I was younger and a little guitar. Now at 49 years old I have picked up a couple of older used organs for my daughter and I to learn to play. I guess picking up 3 organs in less than 6 months means I am collecting them lol. It's turning into a hobby fixing and restoring them.

Organs especially the Hammond B-3 has been used in a lot of great rock and jazz music.

If anyone remembers what the name of the store or especially what brand of organs they sold it would be greatly appreciated.
Any other info like what years they were there etc. would be a great help.

Thank you
George
Music Lover

Peabody, MA

#2 Jun 4, 2008
The store you speak of is Scotti Music. They are now called Music & Arts Center and are located on Rte. 114 in Peabody in the same strip mall as TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory, etc. You can get their phone number in the yellow pages under Music & Arts Center. I can't post this number here. They are still in business.
Madonna

AOL

#3 Jan 1, 2009
Music Lover wrote:
The store you speak of is Scotti Music. They are now called Music & Arts Center and are located on Rte. 114 in Peabody in the same strip mall as TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory, etc. You can get their phone number in the yellow pages under Music & Arts Center. I can't post this number here. They are still in business.
The owner of Scottimusic.com or Scotti Piano & Organ Co., Inc. or Scotti Piano & Music was a ghost writer for Madonna, Rage Against the Machine, Metalica and Alice in Chains. This guy sold his inventory to Music & Arts/Guitar Center
now the Bain Capital Group. He never sold his name. After buring out from performances, running various music business ventures he decided to take a break. I found out that he still plays out at underground music jam sessions.
He plays with phish and writes a lot of new Jeri Garcia type music from the Greatfull Dead. Believe it or not Scotti likes hanging out at a Pet Store in Danvers. He's a manager of the PetSmart store in Danvers chilling and getting new ideas. E mailing celebreties and writing music for them. He never does it for the money but just likes writing the melodies and the lyrics which he gets from his outlandish political ideas. He was an Obama supporter in this last presidential election and is on the New England, Boston area Obama supporter roster. You never know what this guys thinking. He comes off as a sleeper but behind those eyes this guy is as sharp as a tack actually figuring you out and deciding on his next move which you may never know as he is an author who never scribes his name to his many works out in the open or underground.
Morisette

AOL

#4 Jan 1, 2009
Ditto, the same below, I did this guy back in the
early 90's. Got some great lyrics and how
to make it happen. This guy looks clean
cut and on the older side now, but can
really bang out the metal!
The owner of Scottimusic.com or Scotti Piano & Organ Co., Inc. or Scotti Piano & Music was a ghost writer for Madonna, Rage Against the Machine, Metalica and Alice in Chains He plays metal guitar with Contrelle on solo gigs. This guy sold his inventory to Music & Arts/Guitar Center now the Bain Capital Group. He never sold his name. After burning out from performances, running various music business ventures he decided to take a break. I found out that he still plays out at underground music jam sessions.
He plays with phish and writes a lot of new Jeri Garcia type music from the Greatfull Dead. Believe it or not Scotti likes hanging out at a Pet Store in Danvers. He's a manager of the PetSmart store in Danvers chilling and getting new ideas. E mailing celebreties and writing music for them. He never does it for the money but just likes writing the melodies and the lyrics which he gets from his outlandish political ideas. He was an Obama supporter in this last presidential election and is on the New England, Boston area Obama supporter roster. You never know what this guys thinking. He comes off as a sleeper but behind those eyes this guy is as sharp as a tack actually figuring you out and deciding on his next move which you may never know as he is an author who never scribes his name to his many works out in the open or underground. The guy is into family and devotes his time to his kids now, his music and some very attractive ladies who are lead vocals and we all know very well.
Haley

AOL

#5 Jan 1, 2009
By the way, who broke into the Scotti crib?
A very close friend

Dover, NH

#6 Aug 19, 2010
This gentleman of whom everyone speaks is my best friend and has shown over 30+ years of friendship strength of character, a business sense only few can know, and a universal concwern for the communities in which he leives without reservation. All around good guy, truly gifted in many areas!
Johnny B

Wilson, NC

#8 Jan 17, 2014
That's a bunch of Bull, the guy can barely play and is not connected with any bands and can not write music.

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