I just read that Sam Sniderman, well known to all Torontonians of my generation as Sam the Record Man, has died at 92. He was a household name in this city for many years. I bought many records at his store over the years. I used to love searching through his huge stock for hidden gems.
Wow, what a blast from my past. I remember long hours spent browsing in the huge Yonge Street store…
It was quite a place, wasn’t it?
I should say, I loved records. I can’t say the same about CDs or about digital files. Kids who grew up without records have no idea what they are missing.