Roland Founder Honored at Museum of Making Music DedicationOn January 21, 2004, the Museum of Making Music named its fifth gallery after Roland founder and CEO, Ikutaro Kakehashi. 2/02/2004 7:00 AM Eastern
On January 21, 2004, the Museum of Making Music named its fifthgallery after Roland founder and CEO, Ikutaro Kakehashi. More than 80of Kakehashi's close friends and colleagues attended the gallery-namingcelebration, which took place at the museum's facility in Carlsbad,Calif.
After an unsuspecting Kakehashi was ushered to the location underthe impression that he was to attend a private business meeting,Carolyn Grant, executive director of the Museum of Making Music,appeared at the gallery to announce him that the gallery was beingnamed in his honor. Gallery five is now officially called the "IkutaroKakehashi/Roland Corporation" gallery. After an official ribbon-cuttingceremony, Roland U.S. president Dennis Houlihan congratulated Kakehashiwith a warm speech, and was followed by comments by Larry "Link"Linkin, president of Board of Trustees of the Museum of Making Music,and Joe Lamond, the museum's president and CEO.
Featuring more than 500 vintage instrument exhibits, performancesand education outreach programs, the Museum of Making Music highlightsthe innovators and inventions that shaped popular music.