The Gibson company has set up a Memorial Fund for the family of Charlie Derrington, whose tragic death in a highway accident we reported last week. Charlie was a valuable (some would say indispensable) employee at Gibson’s acoustic instruments division, and is widely regarded as having primary responsibility for their mandolin line being brought back to credibility in recent years.
You can find the details about the fund on Gibson’s site, but in brief they are:
To make a contribution to the Charlie Derrington Memorial Fund, please send a check to:
The Charlie Derrington Memorial Fund
Gibson Guitar Corp
309 Plus Park Avenue
Nashville, TN 37217
Attention: Becky Dixon Treasury Dept.