Russ Solomon, Founder Of Tower Records, Dies At 92

Founder of Tower Records dies at 92 while drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars. Russ Solomon, founder of the legendary Tower Records, died Sunday at the age of 92. His family says Solomon suffered a heart attack while watching the Oscars at his home in Sacramento, California.
As a teen, Solomon began selling records out of his family’s pharmacy in the 1940’s. He opened the first Tower Records store in 1960 in Sacramento. At its peak, Tower was the top music retailer in the industry, with locations throughout the U.S., South America, and Japan. The company officially closed in 2006.
Did you shop at Tower Records? When was the last time you bought an album at a physical store?


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