John Goddard owner of the Village Music Record store was a man, who loved music and proved it with his presence over time. It is no coincidence that Elvis Costello has described Village Music as the world’s best record store.
John Goddard was born in Mill Valley. At the age of 13 he started working at Village Music and in the late 60s he took over the business.
Rod Edelstein was an inventive, very active and high profile business man – record store owner, who was a benchmark for the vinyl record and the sale of music in New Orleans until 1996.
He went down in history for his obscure and rare vinyl records he had for sale, his excellent marketing skills, which included creative TV and print advertisements, frequent and large sales on occasion of various events (his birthday or his annual divorce anniversary), as well as the impressive and collectible vintage metal lunchboxes he had for sale in his store.
Lucy's Record Shop opened in the summer of 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee. Its' original name was Revolutions Per Minute which was changed a little later and it took the name of the owner's dog.
As Jim Ridley puts it, in his article "A Dog's Life: The Times of Lucy's Record Shop" "From the moment it opened, in the summer of 1992, Lucy’s Record Shop was destined to close" and that's because Lucy's Record Store operation was a very special and bold project for Nashvilee".
Reverb LP closed after three years of successful operation while showing signs that it would become a successful marketplace. Perhaps the "numbers" were disappointing for the new owners (Etsy) of Reverb and decided not to continue running Reverb LP.
Maybe they realized that Reverb LP couldn't give anything new. From the moment they used the database that, so generously, was provided to them by Discogs without bringing anything new to the Vinyl Community map, the future was suspenseful.
Some of the most expensive Death Metal Vinyl Records ever sold !!!
Through the years, many collectors around the globe started to notice some very strange marks on the surface of vinyl records and CDs. This situation was worse to those who used PVC covers. Initially one would see some blurriness and later on spots like the ones water or oil would leave behind.