Jul 20, 2012

The Final Days of Bleecker Bobs (updated)

 For a nice appreciation of the iconic record store, Bleecker Bobs, visit Capital New York here (or watch below) for a brand new 30 minute documentary. Unfortunately there isn't any info on what will happen with the film, or where it will be available. The store is not gone yet, but it seems to be only a matter of time. As an alumnus of the shop, I can honestly say it changed my life working there, and I'll never forget it.

"When Bob Plotnik quit law to open up a record store in Greenwich Village in the '60s, the only thing he wanted was to get hold of his favorite street doo-wop records ahead of everyone else. He couldn’t have known that the store would still be there nearly 50 years later—that it would survive the introduction of cassettes, CDs and MP3s, outlast CBGB, even stay open after Bob had a huge stroke and handed the store over to his colleagues to run." Continued here.

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