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PHOTOS: Tower Records Site Through the Years

Wed, Mar 27, 2013   By Staff    5 Comments
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After Muntz’s car stereo center closed and demolished in 1970, Tower Records was built, and, according to the 1974 Guinness Book of World Records, was the largest record store in the world. Celebrity sightings were common, and, as you’ll see below, the building more than kept up with a surge of prolific advertising along the Strip in the 1970s. (Photo by Robert Landau/From the book “Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip”)

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(Photo by Robert Landau/From the book “Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip”)

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(Photo by Robert Landau/From the book “Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip”)

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(Photo by Robert Landau/From the book “Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip”)

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In 2006, the Tower chain declared bankruptcy and the Tower Sunset location closed.

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Click below to see the site as a “Wonder Emporium.”

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5 Comments

  1. georgevreelandhill2010Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    It was THE place for the music scene in Los Angeles.

    George Vreeland Hill

  2. Henry (Hank) ScottSun, Aug 31, 2014 at 10:59 am

    The photo caption does not say that it was taken in the 1960s.

  3. shoreham-6Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 10:19 am

    The presence of a 2000s-era Lexus in the Muntz shot makes it obvious that’s not the site in the 1960s. Your photo is of the Muntz facility in Ventura, CA (at 2834 E Main St).

  4. Don CSat, Oct 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

    As permanent as anything else in L.A.

  5. MattoThu, Aug 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Wow…I remember standing in line for hours to meet Oingo Boingo at their final meet-n-greet there. Drove all the way from Bakersfield.

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