Tower Records on Sunset Blvd

Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard

A Los Angeles Landmark! An Icon of Rock and Roll!
Tower Records on the Sunset Strip!

Sacramento based Tower Records used to be the most successful chain of record stores in the United States. They filed for bankruptcy and went out of business in 2006.

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Tower Records on Sunset – stock photo of the good old days

Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard
stock photos of the good old days (opened on the Sunset Strip in 1971)

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Tower Records on Sunset – Water and Power Associates

Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard
Temporary Halloween Superstore a couple years ago,
the LIVE! retail clothing store,
and the time the Gibson Guitar Showroom was dressed as Tower Records for the Colin Hanks documentary “All Things Must Pass” premier.

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Temporary Halloween Superstore a couple years ago

The Sunset Strip storefront is prime West Hollywood commercial real estate.
It sits on a 34570 square-foot lot and rents for around $230000 per month.

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Tower Records – File it under “Things that aren’t here anymore”

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That time it was dressed up for the documentary “All Things Must Pass” premier

“All Things Must Pass – The Rise and Fall of Tower Records” released March 2015
Colin Hanks’ documentary about the history of Tower Records,
the rise and fall and the legacy left by founder Russ Solomon RIP.

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Woah, oh listen to the music
Woah, oh listen to the music
Woah, oh listen to the music
All the time

 

Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard RIP.

Music makes my world go round
And music gets me high and keeps me on the ground
In music I feel safe and sound
Get lost and still be found

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27-APR-13: The Capitol Records Building in Hollywood, California

The Capitol Records Building – Hollywood, California

Capitol Records Building in Hollywood (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Capitol Records Building in Hollywood (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

The Capitol Records Building is a thirteen-story tower that was designed by Welton Becket and is one of the city’s landmarks.  Construction occurred soon after British company EMI acquired Capitol Records in 1955 and the building was completed in April 1956. Located just north of the Hollywood and Vine intersection, the Capitol Records Tower is also home to the recording studios and echo chambers engineered by Les Paul. The building is included on the List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles.

 

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Hangin’ at Warner Brothers in “Beautiful Downtown Burbank”

Beautiful Burbank – Hangin’ at Warner Brothers!

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Warner Brothers 3400 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

“What’s up Doc?”

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Warner Brothers Plaza – Warner & Avon – Bugs Bunny (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Warner Brothers Plaza – Warner & Avon – Daffy Duck (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Warner Brothers Records "The Rabbit Hutch" - Burbank (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Warner Brothers Records “The Rabbit Hutch” – 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank, California (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Warner Brothers Studio Lot – Gate 5 (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Building 140 - this used to be Casting Office Central

Building 140 – Used to be Casting Office Central (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Flashback!

Flashback! Building 140 – Waiting in the Hallway (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Beautiful Downtown Burbank (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

12-APR-13: Warner Brothers Records

Warner Brothers Records – “The Rabbit Hutch” in Burbank

I used to work in this building.  I worked in the basement, that’s where the A&R Department was located in the early 90’s, back when Lenny and Mo were in charge.

And from this building came some of the greatest music ever made!

Pic of the Day 12-APR-13: Warner Brothers Records "The Rabbit Hutch" - Burbank (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Warner Brothers Records “The Rabbit Hutch” – 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank , CA (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Warner Brothers Records Inc. is the foundation label of the present-day Warner Music Group, and now operates as a subsidiary of that corporation. It maintains a close relationship with its former parent, Warner Brothers Pictures, although the two companies are independently owned.  Warner Brothers Records was originally established in 1958 and for most of its existence it was a record label owned and operated by larger parent corporations. A sequence of companies controlled Warner Brothers and its allied labels, from the early 60s to the early 2000s. Over this period, Warner Brothers Records grew from a struggling minor player in the industry to become one of the top recording labels in the world.

(Read more about the history of the label at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records)

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