Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tower Records Sunset Blvd.

Tower Records Sunset Blvd.
Closed - 8801 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood Los Angeles

Before I shopped at the Tower on West 4th in New York, I was shopping at the Tower on Sunset in West Hollywood.  Can still remember driving up the hill on Sunset to get there.  Tons (and tons and tons) of new records.  I had at that time never seen so many records in one place.  Alas, it went the way of the dinosaur long ago, but has been fondly remembered by many in LA as you can see below. They even did a documentary on the store.





Here's an ad by none other than John Lennon for the store.


Here's a link to a video of employees stocking the store.  Soooooooo many records.

And another  to Photos Videos: The History of Tower Records on Sunset Strip which gives even more photos.

And if you want more, there is a documentary All Things Must Pass about Tower.

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