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Gordon Kibbee

Pipe organist

Gordon Kibbee, pipe organist who recorded for motion pictures, radio and television, died Wednesday July 16 of natural causes at his Encino home. He was 89.

In 1955 he helped found the American Assn. of Theatre Organ Enthusiasts (now as the American Theater Organ Society) and remained active with the group, performing around the U.S.

He and another AATO member, Dick Simonton, were hired in 1966 to fix more than 1,000 dead notes of the massive Wurlitzer organ in Radio City Music Hall.

He recorded for several Hollywood productions during the 1950s and ’60s, performed concerts and taught music.

He was a WWII Army vet.

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