Happy Record Store Day 2015

Happy Record Store Day!!  Today is the 8th annual Record Store Day.

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I first blogged about this day back in 2009.  It’s good to see that this annual event still exists.  I have a very good collection of vinyl records that I just can’t part with.  This includes 12 inch singles and albums that I still play on my stereo turntable.

CNN has an article about record stores that are still thriving including Amoeba Music located in California.

(CNN)Like phone booths and typewriters, record stores are a vanishing breed — another victim of the digital age.

Camelot Music. Virgin Megastores. Wherehouse Music. Tower Records. All of them gone.

Corporate America has largely abandoned brick-and-mortar music retailing to a scattering of independent stores, many of them in scruffy urban neighborhoods. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Yes, it’s harder in the Spotify era to find a place to go buy physical music. But many of the remaining record stores are succeeding — even thriving — by catering to a passionate core of customers and collectors.

On Saturday, hundreds of music retailers will hold events to commemorate Record Store Day, an annual celebration of, well, your neighborhood record store. Many stores will host live performances, drawings, book signings, special sales of rare or autographed vinyl and other happenings. Some will even serve beer.

Locally Memory Lane CDs and Records is still located in District Heights, MD.  Enjoy your Record Store Day!!

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