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Dig out those LPs; there’s a vinyl revival going on

 

Last updated 2/21/2017 at Noon

Gordy Arlin, owner of Bargain CDs Records & Tapes at 2501 Broadway, Everett, said music lovers are rediscovering the magic of records, part of a “vinyl revival” that’s underway across the U.S.

Tucked away in closets, garages and storage units across the land are a whole generation’s memories. They’re on 12-inch, flat discs of vinyl, the soundtracks of baby boomers’ lives and loves.

Music was such an integral part of that generation’s culture that, even as records gave way to 8-track tapes, then cassettes, then CDs, then digital downloads or streaming music, many boomers couldn’t bear to part with them. The turntables, amplifiers and bookshelf speakers were donated to charity or sacrificed at garage sales, but the records stayed (Except for mistakes like Tiny Tim’s ...



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