James "Boom-Boom" McDonald

James McDonald was known simply as Boom Boom to his NAMM family. Following in the footsteps of his father, Boom Boom’s career focused on the trade show industry and early on he became involved with the NAMM Show. Soon, he became a part of the organization’s annual events. Boom Boom was never shy about the importance of customer service and how insisting that rules are followed may be the best way to provide such service to everyone fairly, a trait evident in his vast number of friendships within the music industry.

Interview Date:
July 20, 2003
Date of Birth:
March 7, 1939
Deceased Date:
February 21, 2020
Job Title:
Former Trade Show Floor Manager

If you have updated information, contact or demographic details on this person, please contact Dan Del Fiorentino and be sure to add the interviewee's name in the subject field.