p2pnet.net news:- If you’re Canadian, you’ll probably know all about Sam the Record Man on Yonge Street in downtown Tarana (Toronto).
At one time, it was the Canada’s largest music recording retailer with 130 stores, says the Wikipedia.
But it went bankrupt on October 30, 2001, and now exists as a two-store chain, with stores in Sarnia and Belleville, says the post
Sadly, on Saturday, the Yonge Street flagship store is slated to close its doors forever.
“Hundreds of pieces of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, including three four-metre neon discs, vintage furniture and other fittings, is [sic] being auctioned off by Bonaco Sales Ltd,” says the CBC.
The one-day sale will include more than 100 autographed posters, framed gold and platinum records, and pictures of Elvis, Patsy Cline and other artists, it says adding:
“Auctioneers will also sell off a slab of the store’s wall featuring autographs by Tina Turner, Steven Tyler, Ray Charles, Burton Cummings, Gordon Lightfoot, Blue Rodeo and David Bowie.”
And you know which online auction site will soon be featuring Sam the Record Man memorabilia.
Meanwhile, “The last remnants of the Sam the Record Man retail empire are the two franchise stores that remain open in Sarnia and Belleville,” says the Wikipedia.
CBC – Sam the Record Man to auction off slice of music history, June 26, 2007
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