That summer of ’77: His mind spins with memories of Rhino Records

At laobserved, Claremont native Joel Bellman waxes nostalgic about his long-ago summer dream job working behind the counter at the legendary Rhino Records in the Claremont Village just a few blocks from the Pomona College campus. Writes Bellman:

One Saturday morning, I’d just opened and the store was still empty when a kid wandered in with an old Beatle album he wanted to trade in: “Yesterday and Today” – the first pressing, with the notorious pasted over “butcher cover” I’d only heard about but never before seen. Another Saturday morning, the singer Iggy Pop unexpectedly walked through the door, joined by one of his former bandmates in the Stooges who’d become a friend of one of my co-workers.

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