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Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 3:42 am
by CZ Rider
Looks like they had fun back then?
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Even a groovey video from back in the day.

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 5:58 am
by Black Tomorrow
meatballfulton wrote:Then British Airways responded by putting Mellotrons on their planes.
I read somewhere that they initially installed Novachords, but the pilots started to complain about takeoff becoming too difficult. ;) :lol:

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:27 am
by Bitexion
Imagine a Novachord starting to slide around in turbulence. "10 people were killed in-flight in an AA lounge today during some violent turbulence"

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:29 am
by alan partridge
CZ Rider wrote:
Ha - love that film. "Put a piano in a room full of strangers, and something nice happens".

It reminds me of a public art project here in the UK when people left pianos on street corners in various parts of a city - people loved it.

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 4:58 pm
by Cumulus
Back in those days, the prices of air fares were regulated so the carriers competed with their amenities.

Deregulation changed all that.

Now they compete on price and do everything in the cheap.

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 2:03 am
by rschnier
Upon further reflection (recalling that this was before airline deregulation) "coach lounge" on a 747 luxuryliner was probably equivalent to first-class today.

I like how in the video advertisement, it was in fact the sound of a Wurly in the audio track. Kudos for authenticity!

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:14 am
by alan partridge
It's a shame the Wurlitzer pianos haven't been resurrected, like Rhodes, and Hammond, albeit digitally.They were a staple of the 70s almost as much as Rhodes and Moogs.