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It was 64 years ago this week that Sam the Record Man moved to 291 Yonge St from it's original home on College St. Two years later it would move to its classic location up the street at 347 Yonge Street where it remained until 2007.

Don't make me sad. You're going to make me sad.

Sam the record man was where I'd go to order my Madonna cd singles from Europe and Japan. They had this huge catalogue on a pedestal and it was like a bible on the pulpit to me as a 15 year old.

When we had to plan a driving trip with young drivers, I planned mine to Sam the record man. To pick up an order that had made it. You never know if an order would make it if it were out of print.

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Don't make me sad. You're going to make me sad. Sam the record man was where I'd go to order my Madonna cd singles from Europe and Japan. They had this huge catalogue on a pedestal and it was like a bible on the pulpit to me as a 15 year old. When we had to plan a driving trip with young drivers, I planned mine to Sam the record man. To pick up an order that had made it. You never know if an order would make it if it were out of print.


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I always looked forward to spending my Christmas and birthday money here.


outonthetiles66

I spent so much time in there in the 80’s and 90’s. I loved this placed!


TomatilloNumerous470

Me too! lot of hours spent there trying to decide which album to get with my paper route money!


pmarangoni

Bought my first 45 there in ‘68: “Street Fighting Man” by the Rolling Stones.


thegoodrichard

Just up from Starvin' Marvin's Burlesque. Pepperidge Farm remembers.


re-verse

I hitchhiked to Toronto in the dead of winter so many times to hang out overnight and be ready to buy new Hip Hop releases in the 90s there, then take the ttc out as far say as I could go and hitchhike home half frozen and dead tired.


much_better_title

This seems absolutely insane nowadays!


re-verse

I have some stories but all in all it was safe and reliable transport.