been collecting records since a boy of 10 in 1953.
Music has always played a major role in my life.
I was "on-air" as Don Daro at 11 radio
stations and I handled the music at most of them.
Edison to Eminem, Clark to Coldplay. From
thick 10 - inch 78's of the 1880's to 45's that are
still made today expressly for jukeboxes. I
have never stopped buying "new" 45's as
they hit the charts. Anytime a product came
out that I felt would appreciate in value, I bought
several of it or them. An example would be the
sets of 15 colored vinyl Beatles 45's made during
the mid 90's for jukebox use only.
collected from thrift stores and garage sales.
Mobil DJs that converted over to CD. From radio
stations that changed formats. From radio Disc
Jockeys that needed money. From record stores
that went bankrupt. From estate sales and
jukebox operators. From record companies that
were closed down. Many records came with
picture sleeves which I've collected all along.
Not to mention the "promo" copies I
"saved" while handling the music at
numerous radio stations, like:
(1966), KIFM (1966), KFIV
(1967), KACY (1967),
KTUF (1968), KPHO (1968), KRUX (1969) and KMEO (1970/1971).
would be nearly impossible to amass this large a
record collection ever again, which is:
7 - inch 45 - rpm
10 - inch/12 - inch 78 - rpm
12 - inch 33 1/3 - rpm
'N Roll, Alternative, Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Dance
& Rap, Country, Top 40, Rhythm & Blues,
Gospel, Children's. Most everything but not
much classical or jazz. Also
"mothers", "masters", picture
discs and reel-to-reel tape from record producers
and record companies.
happened to be driving by when they emptied the
offices of "Colpix Records" in Hollywood
in 1965. I took everything. Also I have
a ton of "Colossus Records" stuff from its
founder. Stuff that’s never been heard since
it was removed from the recording studio.
I wasn't particular; I bought and grabbed anything and
everything because, as many of you probably know,
it's an addiction. Whenever I saw records for
sale, I bought them. I've done this for over