My History


My History

I bought records at Morey’s Music (Pine Ave.); Licorice Pizza (W. 5th St.); Platterpuss (E. 7th St.); Bob’s Records (E. 4th St.); Larry Records (E. 7th St.); Mundae (Belmont Pier); Phineas (E. Anaheim St.); Wheatstone (LB Blvd.); The Wherehouse (E. 2nd St.); Jeremiah McCain (E. 2nd St.); American Records / The Wherehouse (near Bellflower / Carson); The Wherehouse (Candlewood St., Lakewood); “Musical Jewel Box” (Los Altos Plaza); Wenzel’s House of Oldies (N. Lakewood Blvd., Downey); Gemco; The Treasury; Cal Store; White Front; Zody’s; Singer Sewing Machine Store; May Company Record Dept.; Wallach’s Music City; Thrifty Drug Store; Dooley’s Hardware; Steve Mintz / Bagatelle; Record & Tape Room; Woolworth’s; Grant’s; TG&Y (TGNY?)…

Later on, I discovered driving around, in search of records – mostly with someone else driving!  Ray Avery’s Rare Records (Glendale); Vogue Records (Hollywood Blvd. and Westwood); Lewin’s Record Paradise (Hollywood Blvd.); Pacific Discount (Hollywood Blvd.); Platterpuss (Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica); Fields of Zaad (Santa Monica); Rhino Records, Westwood; Crane’s (Crain’s? Pico Blvd., L.A.); Tower Records, Hollywood (and many other locations); Wallach Music City (South Bay, Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, West Covina); Poo Bah Record Shop (old town Pasadena); Moby Disc (Victory Blvd., Van Nuys); Aron’s Records (on Melrose Ave.);  Rhino Claremont (when it was in the hallway); lots of Licorice Pizza locations; Record Trading Center (Tustin);  Rene’s Records (Melrose Ave.);  Blue Meannie (both El Cajon and Tarzana); many places I can’t remember the name – a place in Garden Grove that had a black light tunnel; a nice hippie store in Laguna Beach; a hippie store near Chapman College in Orange County; several stores on Ventura Blvd in the San Fernando Valley – “Music & Memories”, and at least two others; Mole Music & Od Tunes (near Topanga Canyon); Morninglory Music (Isla Vista / Santa Barbara)…Rather Ripped Records (Berkeley); House of Records (S.F.);

Rock On (Kentish Town); Record & Tape Exchange (Notting Hill Gate); Crocodisc (Rue Des Ecoles, Paris); Concerto (Amsterdam); Boudisdque (Amsterdam); Saturn Musik (Koln); FNAC (Brussels and Paris)…

Silvio’s (Cuba St., Wellington); Chelsea Records (Manners St. Mall, Wellington); numerous Auckland records stores whose name time has erased; numerous places in Melbourne, Australia.

Tokyo record stores: Casa Bianca (Takadanobaba); Wave (Roppongi); Rare (Ogikubo); Time (Takadanobaba)…

Just yesterday, I shopped at Amoeba Hollywood and Record Surplus on Pico Blvd. in West L.A. – great stores, both.

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2 Responses to My History

  1. Warren Bowman says:

    Can’t remember the name of the place on Whittier Blvd. where I bought “Blood on the Tracks”. North side of the street, white stucco box….

  2. RK says:


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