Happy Birthday, Sam the Record Man

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Sam the Record Man sign shines again in Toronto
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January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 8:04 AM EST
Mayor John Tory attends the re-lighting ceremony for the Sam the Record Man sign above Dundas Square on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (@johntory)
Toronto’s iconic Sam the Record Man sign is shining again a month after crews installed it at its new home above a busy downtown hub.
The sign, featuring two enormous spinning discs on a red background, was re-lit Wednesday evening atop a Toronto Public Health building, overlooking Yonge and Dundas Square.
Mayor John Tory, Ryerson University president Mohamed Lachemi and family members of former owner Sam Sniderman attended the lighting ceremony.
The sign used to adorn the Yonge Street business owned by Sniderman, who was a major promoter of Canadian music.
It opened in 1959 and became a go-to spot for music lovers in Toronto and across the country before it closed its doors in 2007.
Ryerson University, which is located nearby, purchased the store property one year later and initially planned to showcase the sign on a new building planned for the site.
It later decided it would place the sign two blocks away and began restoring it in June.
Sam the Record Man sign shines again in Toronto | Toronto Sun
Some of that old canadian rock and roll was very very cool.

Now punkA44ed kids say something cool is the "sheet". Must be a music publishing joke...
Got any Third Reich marching music?
4th floor.
That isn't the first 'Sam' I thought of. Nuff said.

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