RIP Peter Traynor, Co-founder of Traynor Amps/Yorkville Sound

Monday, May 9th, 2016
Peter Traynor in the 1960s

Peter Traynor in the 1960s

It’s with great sadness we pass on the news that Peter Traynor, the co-founder of Traynor Amplifiers, passed away over the weekend. Peter Traynor and Jack Long¬†began Traynor Amplifiers, which eventually evolved into¬†Yorkville Sound, in the basement of the original Long & McQuade Store in 1963. As the company says, his innovative design concepts, practical solutions, and desire to build rugged and reliable equipment for musicians led to the founding of the brand that still carries his name more than 50 years later, making him an icon in the Canadian music industry to this day. His brilliant mind was matched by his desire for fun and excitement and stories of Peter Traynor are legendary in the Canadian music community.

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