Randy's Record Shop - 3B 48 - Gallatin, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bmon419
N 36° 23.359 W 086° 26.799
16S E 549626 N 4027272
Quick Description: Historic marker for successful record company piloted by Randy Wood.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 12/3/2011 6:02:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMD83W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 6

Long Description:

Randy's Record Shop

Marker # 3B 48

Text: “Randy’s Record Shop (1946-1991) was the world’s largest mail-order record company. Founder Randy Wood began advertising his mail-order business in the late 40s on clear channel WLAC in Nashville, a broadcast that could be heard throughout most of the United States. The careers of many Rhythm & Blues artists were launched on this radio program. In 1950, Wood created the Dot Record label, recording such artists as Johnny Maddox, Gale Storm and Pat Boone.”

Marker is fairly easy to get to. Located at the intersection of Water Avenue and Franklin Street. There's plenty of parking available and much to look it. This is just one marker in a very close area that is dotted with many historically significant places.

Marker Name: Randy's Record Shop

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker Number: 3B 48

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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