The death of the founder of Tower Records has sparked so many memories for me, it’s overwhelming. I grew up in Sacramento and cannot tell you how many times my dad and I would go to Tower Records and spend hours thumbing through the albums and later, CD’s. I can smell the way those albums smelled. I can see all the eclectic people standing around, focused on their music game plan. We’d go there to stall before a movie started across the street at Tower Theater. We’d go there just to pass the time on a Sunday. So many memories. For my Oregon friends, Tower records was to Sacramento, what Music Millenium was/is to Portland. Read more about Russ Solomon and Tower Records below. RIP Russ.