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We just love it when we get to meet the person behind the cake! We created this cake for Charlie, who has quite the musical history to celebrate his 70th birthday at HWY 99 Blues Club! This sculpted cake of one of his Line 6 amps that we customized with his company logo- Morgan Sound along with one of his favorite guitars! It was so awesome to meet such a talented, loved artist!

Here is a little history below from Charlie-

As if turning 70 wasn't enough of a milestone, over 200 of my industry and musician friends showed up to celebrate our connections and the A/V projects, music and bands we have created and perfected over the years.  Many of these people I have known for over 50 years. 

I have been blessed with a career that spans some 50 years, beginning with Rock and Roll Bands in the 60s that opened for the likes of Cream, The Yardbirds and other mega groups of that time as the music industry underwent a huge revolution sparked by Woodstock.  My musical career took me into recording studios where I learned the art of professional recording and eventually became an engineer/producer. I worked for Mayor Wes Uhlman in creating a music program for Seattle groups .. allowing them to perform in City Parks (the program was called TRUCK and featured a special flatbed truck as the stage). I began building sound systems and was 'discovered' by an LA promoter who began using me for events in Seattle.  I then connected with Gordon Lightfoot and became his touring engineer, a job I held for 12 years.  During that time I worked with Judy Collins, Lou Rawls, The Jazz Crusaders, Liberace, Spinal Tap, The Climax Blues Band and many more too numerous to mention.  Morgan Sound, the company that came from these years, continues to provide state of the art audio systems for concert venues and stadiums around the Pacific NW.  I now head up the Design/Installation division of Morgan Sound and spend my days creating audio, video and lighting systems for churches, night clubs, marine vessels, City Halls and any venue that needs services of our type. The gathering included people from all of these eras of my life.

 

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