If, like me, you are a vinyl record enthusiast, today is our day to celebrate the 7th anniversary of National Record Store Day (http://www.recordstoreday.com). The official commemoration began in 2007 as a way to acknowledge the unique culture of independently owned record stores. Today indie shops in the United States and abroad are hosting special events, including the releases of new vinyl records.
One supporter of National Record Store Day is Patrick Bailey, owner of Endangered Species…The Last Record Store on Earth?!, a man who opened his first record store — Low Budget Records — on November 1, 1981 in downtown Delaware, Ohio.
This year marks Bailey’s 33rd business anniversary as a seller of new and vintage vinyl records. In a unique spin on business anniversaries, Bailey celebrated his 33 and 1/3 anniversary on March 1, 2014 with music and sales at his North Sandusky Street store.
As a salute to Patrick Bailey on his 33 and 1/3 anniversary and to National Record Store Day on its 7th anniversary, I will adjust my record player’s turntable speed to 33 and 1/3 RPM, take The Yes Album out of its LP cover and groove to “I’ve Seen All Good People.”
Keep those platters turning on National Record Store Day! Happy 7th anniversary to all indie record stores! Rock on, Patrick Bailey — and happy 33 and 1/3 business anniversary!
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