Art Swanson founded Swansons Sound Service in 1926.
And in the early days, search lights were added to the inventory. A few years later, Swanson's panel trucks with large roof-mounted audio horns could be seen at most of the large community events. These trucks were also used to pull advertising billboards. In the late seventies Swanson expanded its services to include the design and installation of permanent sound systems.
A. Nielsen, who
was an employee of Swanson Sound Service for several years, assumed ownership of the company in 1952. At that time
Don decided to sell the search light division and focused entirely
on sound system rentals.
the sixties, seventies and eighties. Swanson Sound Service established
itself as one of
the premier sound companies, providing large touring systems for
the Pop, Rock and Soul acts of that time.
As the oldest
Professional Sound Company in the World since 1926. We have had the
pleasure to work with such Greats as: Elvis Presley, The
Grateful Dead, Herbie Hancock, Steve Miller, Crosby Stills & Nash,
Dick Clark, The Smothers Bothers, Joni Mitchell, Tower Of
Airplane, Credence Clearwater Revival, Bill Graham
Presents, The Fillmore Auditorium, Winterland, Shoreline Amphitheatre and
Our Current Customers and ones we have worked with include: The
University Of California at Berkeley, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Oakland Unified School District,
Oakland Parks & Recreation, University Of San Francisco,
The City Of Oakland, The City Of Hayward, Oakland Interfaith
Gospel Choir, KPFA, Metro Center, Allen Temple Baptist Church, Shiloh Christian Fellowship,
of Oakland, Old Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Saint
Ignatius Catholic Church, Creflo Dollar Ministries, Marriott, Sheraton, Holiday Inn Hotels and
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