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Eddie Layton

Eddie Layton (Organist. Born, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 19, 1925; died, Forest Hills, NY, Dec. 26, 2004.) In one of the strange twists of fate, Eddie Layton began his college studies as a potential meteorologist minoring in music and wound up as the organist at both Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden. He was playing for […]

Paul Cartier

Paul Cartier (Organist.  Born, Yonkers, NY, Jan. 4, 1959.)  Latest in the distinguished line of New York sports organists, Paul G. Cartier succeeded Eddie Layton at Yankee Stadium in 2004.  Cartier began playing for Islanders games at Nassau Coliseum as Layton’s protégé in 1979 while still an undergraduate at Hofstra.  He continues to work Islanders games […]

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