Former Tower Records store on Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California.
As part of having a photography business, we get to meet all kinds of interesting people. I think Stephen Duncan may easily take the cake!
Over the last twenty or so years, Stepen Duncan has put together possibly the largest collection of rock and roll memorabilia in the world. He didn’t do it by busting out a thick wallet and buying the stuff. No, most of his collection came from hard work, and usually was the result of his direct encounters with the stars themselves. He has great stories of these encounters on his website, Janine and I got lost there for some time. If you have a little bit of time, go here to his about me page at Rockandrollcollection.com. If you are short on time, scroll to the bottom of that same page to his five favorites stories and read about his interactions with people like Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen and Brian May.
So why the photo of the Tower Records store? Stephen purchased this photo for his tribute to Tower Records. Frankly, I was shocked to hear this famous landmark had been closed. This photo was from Spring of 2006. I had now idea then, that this store would soon be closing. I’m glad we made the time to stow my camera gear so that we could go inside and buy some CD’s.
So when you get a chance, do check out RockandRollCollection.com.