Sam The Record Man

Sam the Record Man was a Canadian record store chain that, at one time, was Canada's largest music recording retailer. In 1982, its ads proclaimed that it had "140 locations, coast to coast".

The Internet age, competition with the HMV chain and other factors, forced Sam the Record Man into bankruptcy on October 30, 2001, although its flagship location remained in business until June 30, 2007. One independent franchise store, in Belleville, Ontario, continues to bear the Sam the Record Man name.

Read more about Sam The Record Man:  Founding, Iconic Neon Signs, The Flagship Store in Film and Music, Building The Chain, 2001 Bankruptcy, Yonge Street Flagship Store Closes

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