Tower Records Founder, Russ Solomon, R.I.P.

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Tower Records Founder, Russ Solomon, R.I.P.

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Post by maestrob » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:33 am

The end of an era! :cry:

Yes, he should have gone public, but I understand that he didn't want to lose control. His great stores were where I would make a weekly pilgrimage, looking for (and finding!) gems unavailable elsewhere, especially the reissues I wanted to replace my LP collection. Great memories! Now it's all so bloodless online with amazon and other overseas retailers. There's nothing like the joy of discovery of something new and unexpected in the Tower Records near Lincoln Center, or on Eighth Street & Broadway in the Village. The outlet store filled with cut-outs was a particularly fine place to be.

Russ, you will be missed!

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Post by Ricordanza » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:01 am

I also have fond memories of Tower Records:

- Browsing in the classical "room" in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey store.

- Hearing Marc-Andre Hamelin for the first time in a live recital at the Tower Records Classical Annex on South Street in Philadelphia. June 9, 1996.

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Post by Lance » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:19 pm

Me, too, spending lots of times at Tower stores: NYC, Boston, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. It was a grand time to be collecting recordings in those special days. Bloodless purchases today online, indeed!
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