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Founder of Tower Records Dies at 92 While Drinking Whiskey and Watching the Oscars

By Barry Skidelsky

For those of you who remember (or at least may have heard about) the days when music was distributed on physical media, such as vinyl records and compact discs, perhaps you also know of Russ Solomon. Russ was inter alia a visionary entrepreneur who founded Tower Records in Sacramento, which he built up to become a global empire that truly revolutionized music retailing. Russ died last Sunday night at home from an apparent heart attack while (and reportedly unrelated to) drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars on television.

For more info, see: http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article203542104.html

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