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We saw something in my store this week that really reminded me of my past. I can still remember waiting in line at the Tower Records store on Watt Avenue in Sacramento the night Sgt. Pepper’s came out in 1967. There was a crowd like there was for any new Beatles release, and we listened to nothing else for days.
We caught a glimpse of that this week with the remastered 50th anniversary edition hitting the stores. Many customers offered stories of what the record meant to them and particularly where they were when they first heard it — just like me remembering exactly where I was 50 years ago and how I still remember it all.
The tactile experience of holding a beloved record in your hand and staring at its familiar imagery has a way of triggering memories. I think the reason our memories of Sgt. Pepper's are so clear is that I and many people of my generation have kept the physical artifact with us ever since that day, and it reminds us of who we are partially because of our connection to a great piece of art. I hope people aren’t losing that connection.
The record sounds great, by the way.
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