There’s nothing like records stores, the memories I’ve had going to instore events, midnight releases, etc.. It’s not the same these days, the people and bands I’ve met at events like that were Sheryl Crow, Garbage, Aimee Mann, Erasure, Janet Jackson, The Go-Go’s, The Kids In The Hall, The Pet Shop Boys, Kid Rock, Duran Duran, just to name a small sample.
When we lost the record stores, we also lost import cd’s, rare vinyl, and all kinds of collector goodness. Sigh…
The new documentary, All Things Must Pass, chronicles the start and end of Tower Records and Scotty was on the scene. Check out his recap below!
Super Short Sunday – Tower Records Edition
October 18, 2015
This weekend I was out and about and heard that the old Tower Records building on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood had regained a moment of its former splendor. Its marquee was back up. This was done to celebrate the opening of “All Things Must Pass,” the documentary about Tower Records. The moment I saw the marquee, memories from visiting the many Southern California locations and abroad came flying into my head. It was like seeing an old friend.
Later that night I saw that there was going to be a Q&A with the filmmakers and the founder of Tower Records, Russ Solomon. I wanted to go to the Q&A to thank Russ for the memories, but it was sold out. I still made my way to the theater with the hopes that I could catch him on the way into the theater. Luck was on my side. Mr. Solomon’s car pulled up to the drop off area. I brought my Tower Records bag from London and a Tower Records bag from West Hollywood. Russ was very kind and signed both of my bags and took a picture with me. He was surprised that I had saved the Tower Records bag from London for 25 years. Thank you Mr. Solomon for taking the time to meet with me. This night will add to my many happy memories of Tower Records.