GALLERY II

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Patty and I at her company party (early 70s)

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At L.A. International Airport (1976)


Vacationing in Bermuda

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Klaus Danner, rockabilly collector from Germany

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Patty, Jimmy McGowan (lead singer of the 4 Fellows) & Jimmy's lady friend

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William Guest of The Pips

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Marcia Vance

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Bobby J & Willie Winfield

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Herman “Junior” Denby of The Swallows

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Ronnie I and Christine Vitale

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Mike Rascio, kept the hobby alive in the late 60s and 70s by bootlegging group records
on their original labels

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Corky (my first cat) loved watermelon

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Jerry Holichek & Dave Antrell in California

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Current store on the left

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Original store front

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Me . . . working

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Look to the right: that's PATTY typing!!

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Chuck and I

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Armand

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Chuck upstairs, 1990

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Frank Sweeney, worked at the store from 1981 to 1995

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Chuck

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View from the back of the store

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In the basement

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Darlene Love at Border's

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Jerry Blavat, Hy Lit & Armand

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First thing to greet you when coming in the store

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Group records

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Downstairs

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Downstairs

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I’m not here today!

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Diane Brown & Louis Lymon

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Boys night out, including Lee Andrews, Steve Caldwell
Weldon McDougal & Charlie Ingui

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Charlie (Soul Survivors) & Steve (Orlons)

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Weldon Arthur McDougal 3rd, bass of the Philly Larks; record producer and
promo man for Motown and later Philadelphia International Records.

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Allan Thomas and Louis Lymon

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Elaine Wade & Lee Andrews

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Justine “Baby” Washington with Larry Cotton

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Rollye James

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Jimmy Gallagher (lead singer of The Passions), Charles Anderson, & Rollye James

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Andrea Siegal & Willie Winfield

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Patty with Earl Lewis

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Richard Barrett

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Richard Barrett & Gene Dozier

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. . . with Steve Caldwell

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Richard, Chuck & Weldon

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Poster I made for Richard Barrett's funeral, his musical legacy

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Heather. . . she helped with the layout

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Shanda & Heather

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Eugene Pitt, lead singer of the Jive Five

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Billy Harner

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Martha (Reeves) of The Vandellas

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The Duke of Earl. . . Gene Chandler

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Lloyd Price

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Kim Weston

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John Boukalis (former employee), Harvey Fuqua, Val & Chuck

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Ben E. King

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Timothy Wilson aka Tiny Tim, lead singer of Wedding Bells on Roulette
not the “Tulip” moron

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The Teenagers featuring Timothy Wilson

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The Dells

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Verne Allison & Johnny Carter of The Dells

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Kenny Gamble

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Johnny Carter (Flamingos & Dells) & Terry Johnson (Flamingos)



Rollye James & Dave Bupp (lead singer of The Magnificent Men)

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Nick Santamaria (lead singer of The Capris) & Sammy Strain
(Chips, Fantastics, Impacts, Imperials & O'Jays)

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Pearl McKinnon, lead singer of The Kodaks


Pearl McKinnon with MY Kodak!

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Billy Paul

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Steve Caldwell

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Three of The Contenders: Frank Torpey, Jack Strong (lead) and Louie Tavani
on the right

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Norman Fox of The Rob Roys

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Larry Chance (lead singer of The Earls)

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Thom Bell at his 60th surprise birthday party in Philly

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Kenny Gamble

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Russell Thompkins, Jr. (lead singer of The Stylistics)

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Jerry Blavat & Norman Cooper


Phil Hurtt (The Swingin' Phillies on Deluxe and The Mohawks on Value)
and songwriter and producer in the 1970s

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Henry Stone, record pioneer who put Miami on the map!


Henry and his wife Inez

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Henry signing a wall at the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH

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Over buying!

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Maxine Brown at 30th Street station in Philly

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Maxine in Atlantic City

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MY DESK!

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Big banner that Franz Adler (on right) made for me. Chuck's on the left


Jimmy Merchant of Frankie Lymon's Teenagers

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Kenny Gamble in store

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Jerry Blavat & Little Anthony

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Sammy Strain at Ron Greilich's house party

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Billy Jackson of The Revels

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Eddie Holman

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Little Jimmy Scott

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Blavat getting an award at Broadcast Pioneers in Philadelphia
Patty on the right

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Connie Questell and The Decoys with Sam Carson

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What's your problem?

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John Jackson (rock 'n roll author)

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Berry Gordy in Philadelphia

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William “Poogie” Hart, lead singer of The Delfonics

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Kenny Gamble, Berry Gordy & William Hart

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Smokey Robinson & Larry Cotton

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Claudette Robinson

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Eddie Holland (Motown writer/producer extraordinaire)

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Brian Holland, The Motown Braintrust! He mixed all the hits of the mid 1960s

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Eddie Holland & Kenny Gamble

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Al Bell, head of Stax Records (late 1960s til the end in the mid 1970s)

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Chuck Jackson and his wife

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The Geat, Jerry Blavat

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Joe “Butterball” Tamburro (left) & Jerry Greene (right)

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Fred and Emma Parris at their wedding

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Can I help you?

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Al Trommers - perhaps the first New York Group Record Collector.
He named the Lost Nite reissue label, then, along with Jerry Greene, Jared Weinstein
and Johnny Esposito purchased “There's a Moon Out Tonight” by The Capris
from Planet Records, reissuing it as their first release, Lost Nite 101 - then they leased it
to Old Town, where it went into the Top 5 nationally.

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Robert Stallworth

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Terry Stewart CEO of the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH

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Terry & Patty

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Bunny Sigler

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Charlie Horner (R&B; historian), Deborah Chessler & her husband Paul
at the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH




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