Humble Beginnings, Happy Rock Stars, Angry Frank Sinatra: Talking SM58 History

Shure Incorporated | 04/05/2021 Humble Beginnings, Happy Rock Stars, Angry Frank Sinatra: Talking SM58 History

JACK DRURY and Shure historian MICHAEL PETTERSEN talk about the history of the SM58 and how it became the industry standard for live performance.

How did Shure develop the SM58? How did it become one of the most popular microphones in the world? And why did Frank Sinatra get so angry in Las Vegas? Listen to the chat below.

Michael Pettersen and Jack Drury recorded this conversation remotely with a vintage and a modern SM58 respectively.

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