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October 21, 2015

Tower Records

Russell Solomon

all things must pass

Tower Records was an American retail music chain that liquidated in 2006. The brand currently exists as an international franchise and an online music store. was purchased by a separate entity and was not affected by the retail store closings.

Tower was founded in 1960 by Russell Solomon in Sacramento, California. The store was named after his father’s drugstore, which shared a building and name with the Tower Theater, where Solomon first started selling records. The first Tower Records store was opened in 1960 on Watt Avenue in Sacramento. By 1976, Solomon had opened Tower Books, Posters, and Plants at 1600 Broadway, next door to Tower Records. It was also one of the first retailers to move online in 1995 as

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