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Mike Saltzstein Dies Suddenly
By Matthew Caulfield

I just heard that Mike Saltzstein died on July 3rd in his sleep at
the age of 55.  Since the age of 20, his life has been merry-go-round
operation, and until the day of his death he operated the B&B Carousel
in Coney Island.

B&B stood for original owners, Bishop & Breinstein.  Just weeks before
Mr. Saltzstein's death Max Nowicki, a well-known East Coast band organ
man, was in to tune up and tweak the carousel's Gebrueder Bruder Elite
Apollo band organ which plays the 66-key B.A.B. roll.

I am told that there was a (to me) silent partner in the B&B Carousel,
a member of the McCullough family, a well-known name in the history of
Coney Island.  Though the B&B Carousel failed to open for the 4th of
July -- which alerted the public to something being amiss -- it is open
again under the McCullough aegis.

This year and last have seen many losses in our world.  Sad, but
inevitable.  When will it be our turn?

Matthew Caulfield

(Message sent Sun 8 Jul 2001, 17:21:01 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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