Record Store Day annually brings stores and artists together to celebrate music and the lost art of vinyl records in today’s digital age. Iggy Pop has been named this year’s ambassador for the yearly event.
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This year’s Record Store Day takes place on April 21, and will feature plenty of special editions and limited releases of both modern and classic albums.
Iggy Pop grew up working at and visiting record stores, which makes him a worthy selection as ambassador. Ozzy Osbourne served as ambassador last year.
“I got my name, my musical education and my personality all from working at a record store during my tender years,” he said. “Small indie shops have always been a mix of theatre and laboratory. In the 50’s and 60’s the teen kids used to gather after school at these places to listen free to the latest singles and see if they liked the beat.”
Find local participating stores and more information on the event at RecordStoreDay.com.