Just as with any business, there is a history. Where it all started, how it started and how it became who they are today. Long before the first "Welcome to Cooper Music" ever chimed the ears of a piano buyer, the history of the Cooper Family began. For the next few months, I will share with you, every Friday a special blog, containing the history of the Cooper family and creation of Cooper Music. We hope that you enjoy reading as Cooper Music is brought to life with memories.
JOHN BOXING THE BANK LOAN COLLECTOR
John Cooper later spoke of the repeated meetings, called by bankers, demanding repayment. constantly pressured for further liquidation and repayment, John said to banker Burn Smith, the chief loan collector,
“You may not know what you are doing to Cooper Music. If I used the same tactics I could whip boxing Champion Joe Louis!"
Banker Smith, not amused, said, “What are you saying?"
John replied,” I would box Joe Louis every day, but I would, daily, take a some of his blood. At the first bout he would severely beat me. But, each day, weakened by his loss of blood, Louis would be the victim of my blows until he could no longer answer the bell." John summed up, “Banker Smith you are bleeding cash from Cooper Music, ‘til there’ll be no financial strength left to repay you." Apparently out boxed, thinking there was little else left, the bank called off their collector Smith.