1. The first record Russ ever bought was “San Antonio Rose,” by Bob Wills. 35 cents.
2. A display: Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First next to A Taste of Honey by Martin Denny.
3. Elton John would show up with a shopping list and buy three copies of each album, one for each of his houses.
I definitely spent my share of time at Tower Records on Wabash during college. I have distinct memories of several CDs I bought there. All the Way, by Jimmy Scott; The Voice of Love, by Julee Cruise; Mambo Fever: Ultra Lounge, Vol. 2; Wrecking Ball, by Emmylou Harris. For a few years in the early years of our relationship, Andy and I had a tradition. On Super Bowl Sunday we went to the Tower Records at Clark/Webster and spent several hours shopping. During the game the place was empty and we could browse freely. We always walked out with a lot of stuff.
When the store on Wabash had its Going Out Of Business sale I made several trips. Kept coming back. It was hard to say goodbye.