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Childhood Remembrances...

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, November 24, 2007 10:55pm | Post a Comment
Another round of price tags for all ov you...Now, my wife has told me stories of buying jelly shoes @ Zody's in the early 80's and our good friend Rubin who heads Amoeba Hollywood classical dept once managed the Wherehouse on El Cajon Blvd (the original one @ Choctaw) ...the same one a young Chadwick would frequent during Rubin's stint there in the late 70's & early 80's...I lived half a block away and I can still remember the Donna Summer "Cats Without Claws" window display (I was 9, do the math), but I doubt that Rubin actually had much to do with the Disco-pop window displays. In fact within 5 blocks I also had a killer Tower (oh god, my first Madonna and Prince records...I also bought the X rated Girls on film VHS there too) and San Diego's legendary, original "Off the Record" (At which I later got my start in this Record business) ... I guess I was kinda born into the business...also within those 5 blocks were the discount movie theater I snuck into to see Purple Rain, my favorite Arcade of all time (where I mastered Space Ace & Atlantis), a huge Chuck E Cheese, Bob's Big Boy, 3 used music gear stores, the Drive-in that I saw Outland at (when I was 6, again do the math) and two other great used LP stores that, along with a Music Plus, popped up in the late 80's...

FYI- everything listed above is now gone....

Although, I think that they do have a golds gym & a rite aid in the area now...

OK, anyone with stories about these fine establishments or any of the others I've pictured here, please let us hear it.  Where and what was Quonset Hut???





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