Beloved and longtime organist Charlie Balogh passed away from complications of a stroke this week.
Organ Stop Pizza has truly lost a great talent and wonderful human being.
Charlie leaves behind an incredible legacy, especially in the organ world.
No words can express our sadness at Charlie’s death or our gratitude for his commitment and love for Organ Stop Pizza through the years.
Charlie’s brother has set up a go fund me account. https://www.gofundme.com/f/charlie-balogh
CHARLIE BALOGH is originally from Trenton, New Jersey. His Musical instruction began at age 11, continuing through classical organ instruction at Trenton State College. Charlie began his professional playing career at the Phoenix Organ Stop in 1973. In 1976, Charlie moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, performing at The Roaring 20’s restaurant (subsequently changed to Good Time Charley’s). His 14 year involvement there as a performer, musical director and owner was highly acclaimed. In 1991, Charlie returned home to Arizona with his family. In addition to performing at Organ Stop, Charlie is also a leading national concert artist, has many pipe organ recordings to his credit and was named “Organist of the Year” by the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) in 2000.