David Byron sets up "The John Perry Collection" a vinyl library of over 4000pcs soon to be avaiable for loan.

John Perry recently passed away after a long fight against cancer. He was a well loved and respected character in the audio world, always looking out for that something special to enhance his joy of music, however he was rather canny, never waistful and known to very patient to make sure he always bought at the right price.

John was a long standing member of Hamilton's Music Appreciation Club, being one of the founding members when it started at The Listening Post many years ago and remained a vital part of the group when it later transferred over to Audio Reference. These music nights were an import and part of John's calendar, his commitment was such that turned up at Greenslade House for the event only a few weeks before he passed way, it was nice to know we added something special to those difficult days for him.

John has left a wonderful legacy to the audiophile world, he has entrusted his 4,000pc vinyl collection over to David Byron and David in turn has chosen to set up the John Perry Collection, vinyl library that will  reside here at Greenslade House and be available for loan, David’s generosity will help  ensure the appreciation of vinyl is kept alive and well.

If you would like to avail yourself of this opportunity to borrow some these records, ring Terry on 07 8388 661 to make sure I am around and we can arrange a time to suit. We will have a turntable on hand for you to listen to selections of the music. (All going well the records will be come avaiable for loan from December 2011)

A note from his friends in the Hamilton Hi-Fi Community and the Auckland Record Fairs:
We have lost a dear and valued friend and mentor. Thank you for your generosity and friendship, for sharing your music with us, and for showing us the way to audio nirvana. Your memory, influence, and presence will live on at our meetings and in our record collections for many years to come.
....Terry, David & Warren and the many friends of John