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Music History Monday: March 2

Posted by Jeff Harris, March 2, 2015 10:48am | Post a Comment

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Born on this day: March 2, 1950 - Singer and musician Karen Carpenter (born Karen Anne Carpenter in New Haven, CT). Happy Birthday to this pop vocal icon on what would have been her 65th Birthday.
 


On this day in music history: March 2, 1964 - The Beatles will begin work on their first film, A Hard Day's Night, with director Richard Lester at Marylebone Station in London (not Paddington Station as it is often misquoted). Produced by Walter Shenson and released through United Artists Pictures, the film is a semi-fictionalized day in the life of the band written by Alun Owen. Budgeted at a modest £200,000 ($500,000 by today's U.S. currency), the film is shot in black and white, and will break new ground in film-making with its innovative cinematography, editing, and use of music. During the six weeks of filming, other location shooting will take place in at Thornbury Playing Fields in Isleworth, Middlesex ("Can't Buy Me Love" sequence); Scala Theatre in Camden (theater performance scenes); West Ealing, London ("Ringo dropping his coat on puddles for a lady to step on" sequence); and the interiors are shot at Twickenham Studios in London. It will be a huge success, grossing over $6 million at the box office in its original theatrical run.
 

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Shop Vinyl at Amoeba's Next Sidewalk Sale, April 13th

Posted by Billy Gil, March 27, 2013 04:55pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood's next Sidewalk Sale is coming up, and this time it's all about VINYL. On Saturday, Amoeba Sidewalk SaleApril 13th, from 12 - 5pm, we'll have a huge assortment of goodies, including:

- 45s

- Hip-Hop and Dance 12" records

- Full-length LPs from from $1 and up

- Classical LPs

In addition, we'll have our usual DVD deal — buy three, get one free — sales on DVD box sets (two for $10), CD bargains, and more, including toys and collectibles.

For those who can't make it out to the sale, shop our Clearance section online for some sweet finds.

All sidewalk sales are final. Store credit cannot be used to purchase items from the sidewalk sale.

 

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Happy Birthday, Compact Discs -- Reflections on the Format

Posted by Eric Brightwell, October 1, 2012 05:09pm | Post a Comment

Billy Joel 52nd Street


On this day (1 October) in 1982, the first album released on CD came out -- Billy Joel's 52nd street


Carmen RiveroOn the day of that occasion, I still hadn't really discovered music for myself yet. My dad played '50s, '60 and '70s jazz records on the rare occasions that he mustered the paternal energy required to make his children grilled cheese sandwiches. My mother was more likely to play Carmen RiveroJohann Sebastian Bach, Bill Monroe, Aretha Franklin or Otis Redding records that she'd purchased back in the ancient, vinyl 1960s. We also had a Victrola which was fun because you had to crank it if you wanted to rock out to some Earl Rogers or other shellac 78.

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Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood, Sept. 15th: Soundtrack Clearance, Classical Blowout, Latin Sale & More!

Posted by Amoebite, August 27, 2012 04:47pm | Post a Comment
SidewalkSaleJoin us in front of Amoeba Hollywood on Saturday, September 15th from 12pm-5:00pm for our next Sidewalk Sale! Pick up some awesome deals on CDs, vinyl, box sets, books, and more - all at great savings.

Look for our Soundtrack Clearance Sale with some great offerings at CHEAP prices as well as some nicely priced Latin titles.

The sidewalk sale will also feature a Classical blowout with vinyl for 50 cents or three for $1 and CDs at $2.99 and $3.99 that are buy-one-get-one-free! What a deal! There are many great bargains among these titles, but we just need to clear them out for new merchandise. 

Come out and see the many other deals to be had at the sidewalk sale. Can't make it? Shop our Clearance section online for some sweet finds.

All sidewalk sales are final. Store credit cannot be used to purchase items from the sidewalk sale. Prices apply to sidewalk sale stock only and this offer is only while supplies last.

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Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood June 30

Posted by Amoebite, June 26, 2012 06:10pm | Post a Comment
SidewalkSaleVisit Amoeba Hollywood on Saturday, June 30 from noon-5pm for our next sidewalk sale! Pick up some awesome deals on CDs, vinyl, DVDs, box sets and more all at great savings.

For those who can't make it out to the sale, shop our Clearance section online for some sweet finds.

All sidewalk sales are final. Store credit cannot be used to purchase items from the sidewalk sale
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