Tower Records Sunset Blvd.
Closed – 8801 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood Los Angeles
Before I shopped at the Tower on West 4th in New York, I was shopping at the Tower on Sunset in West Hollywood. Can still remember driving up the hill on Sunset to get there. Tons (and tons and tons) of new records. I had at that time never seen so many records in one place. Alas, it went the way of the dinosaur long ago, but has been fondly remembered by many in LA as you can see below. They even did a documentary on the store.
Here’s an ad by none other than John Lennon for the store.
Here’s a link to a video of employees stocking the store. Soooooooo many records.
And another to Photos Videos: The History of Tower Records on Sunset Strip which gives even more photos.
And if you want more, there is a documentary All Things Must Pass about Tower.