On Saturday, October 19 Mayor Michael J. McGlynn dedicated a plaque to Bill and Terry Hanley of Hanley Sound (formerly located at 430 Salem Street in Haines Square).
The Hanley Brothers grew up on nearby Farragut Avenue and Bill opened the business in 1955. Terry was nine years younger than Bill but served as his right hand man for years. Together they worked to provide quality audio sound to all who attended a concert, public speaking event or graduation. Bill believed in great audio no matter where audience members sat in a venue.
Hanley Sound provided sound for the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Woodstock, President Lydon B. Johnson’s inaugural ceremonies, and for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Boston. As the Mayor said, “The Hanley’s will always be a big part of Medford’s History. They created great moments, not only for us, but throughout the music and political worlds. They are truly a part of American History.”
Pictured below: the plaque at 430 Salem Street; Bill and Rhoda Hanley, Terry Hanley and Mayor McGlynn; Melanie Safka, who performed “Brand New Key”; and Bill Hanley, Mayor McGlynn, John Kane (event organizer) and Jon Jaboolian, one of the plaque’s major sponsors.