Organ Grinder, Gordie Davidson, recently retired from Kansas to Ludington, Michigan with his wife, Sue Dornbos Davidson and their black lab, Marion Jones. The Davidson’s completed a 44-year blended Corporate / US Army / Civil Service career beginning in 1970 and ending in 2014. Ludington is address #20. The 19 addresses before included Michigan, California, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Northern Virginia, Indiana, West Berlin and Hanau, Germany. Gordie & Sue were married in Ludington, June 1969. Both graduated from Michigan State University in 1970. Sue graduated from Mason County Central (MCC) in 1965 and taught 4-years at the O.J. DeJonge Middle School. Gordie is from Detroit and developed an interest in European Street Organs during his US Army assignment with the Berlin Brigade. He has entertained with his German Street Organ in and around the Greater Kansas City Area since 1995. Now in retirement, his desire is to volunteer as an Organ Grinder for FUN Events in West Michigan.
Grinder Gordie has three European instruments that can be played individually or in any combination
From left to right: German Concertina - German Concert Street Organ - Austrian Busker Organ