For 36 years, Tower Records was among the many music landmarks along the Sunset Strip. But did you know, 8801 Sunset Boulevard has a long, and storied history before Tower Records, including the site of where Earl “Madman” Muntz sold the very first car stereos?
The site also was once home to a drive-in restaurant and showcase apartment for Shoreham Towers.
In the next few pages, take a look at photos spanning much of the site’s history.
Click below to see the site as Dolores Restaurant.
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