Mel Wisniewski

Mel Wisniewski gave music lessons in a small music store in upstate Wisconsin and soon discovered he was interested in the idea of owning his own store. Not wanting to compete with his friend, Mel and his brother, Joe, moved to Southern Illinois where they established Wisniewski Brother’s Music in 1963. A year later Joe returned to his full time job for a phone company and Mel continued to run the store. With the home organ boom of the late 1960s and 70s, Mel expanded to six stores, including several in local shopping malls. 

Interview Date:
January 16, 2010
Date of Birth:
December 11, 1938
Deceased Date:
October 12, 2021
Job Title:
Wisniewski Brothers Music

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