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Gallatin in Sumner County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Randy's Record Shop

 
 
Randy's Record Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
1. Randy's Record Shop Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 48.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
 
Location. 36° 23.35′ N, 86° 26.8′ W. Marker is in Gallatin, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is on North Water Ave south of West Franklin, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gallatin TN 37066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Tennessee's First African-American Civil War Volunteers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gallatin Public Square (about 500 feet away); Gallatin, Tennessee (about 600 feet away); The Westward Movement (about 700 feet away); Trousdale Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Trousdale Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard Schools (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallatin.
 
Randy's Record Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
2. Randy's Record Shop Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,893 times since then and 843 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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