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Garrity, John (January 11, 1947)



  • Existence: January 11, 1947


John Garrity was a Kansas City musician, book editor, writer, record producer, and founder of the Wyandotte Music publishing company. Born in Kansas City, Missouri on January 11, 1947, he attended the University of Missouri before transferring to Stanford and graduating in 1969. In May 1974 he started Wyandotte Music in Palo Alto, California, later moving his business to Kansas City in November 1974. He worked as a freelance writer primarily on music and sports for publications such as Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated, and in 1979 produced the record “Kansas City Jazz Spectrum” featuring local musicians such as Scott Robinson, Carol Comer, and Milt Abel. Sources:

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John Garrity Collection

Identifier: MS-0317
Scope and Contents

The John Garrity Collection contains correspondences, legal and business documents, handwritten and typed music, promotional material, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to Garrity and his publishing company Wyandotte Music. Emphasis is on materials from the 1970s.

Collection also includes recordings from journalist, John Garrity, music from Kansas City and folk music from San Francisco in which Garrity was involved.

Dates: 1936 - 2016