Sound & Vision Vinyl, LLC, is the new record store in Salt Lake City. They opened on October 16, 2015. It is owned by Pam Lancaster and managed by Michael Maccarone.
Maccarone has managed record shops for over 30 years. His interest in record collecting began by sampling his father’s rock n’ roll records and then by witnessing The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. In the 1970s, Maccarone’s interest in records was further inspired after being introduced to David Bowie records at a record shop. “[The employee] locked me in the store, made me buy The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust—I wasn’t allowed to leave until I bought the album,” he said.
In the late ‘70s, Maccarone began working at a record shop in Manhattan and attracted a following by selling hip music like The Ramones. He says, “If you were a record collector or into music, most people knew who I was.”
In 2012, Maccarone move to Utah to be with Lancaster, who he had known since the ‘80s. Although not initially the plan, Maccarone and Lancaster teamed up to open Sound and Vision Vinyl. “I had been trying to open up a record store of my own since 1978,” says Maccarone. “What’s different with us is that I live and breathe this stuff. This is something I’ve done since I was a kid. Music’s been a part of my blood, a part of my life.”
Sound & Vision Vinyl is very much a collector’s store. Their customers can find original releases of both popular and obscure records. For more on Sound & Vision Vinyl, LLC, visit their Facebook page or Instagram .
Sound & Vision is located at 3444 S Main St, South Salt Lake
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