Sacramento’s Russ Solomon Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Russ Solomon, founder of Sacramento’s Tower Records, will be inducted into the Music Business Hall of Fame.

By nowproducerdave on April 10, 2018
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Russ Solomon, founder of Tower Records, today known as Dimple, passed away about 5 weeks ago at his home. He’s already been inducted into the California Hall of Fame, and now he’s about to be honored in another one.

Russ Solomon founded Tower Records right here in Sacramento, which wound up expanding all over the country, is Sacramento’s most famous store, and had success all over the world. The new honor will place his name and legacy in the Music Business Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held in Nashville, and Sacramento-born Colin Hanks (son of Tom Hanks) will be honoring Russ, as well as presenting the award. Back in 2015, Colin directed and produced a film called “All Things Must Pass.” In that film (documentary), the life and history of Tower Records is presented, including interviews from music stars about how Tower had helped shape the industry surrounding music sales and marketing.

Colin Hanks says “Russ was indeed one of a kind, and I’m incredibly grateful that I was not only able to help tell his story with All Things Must Pass, I also learned a great deal from him… But far more importantly I got to know Russ and am lucky to have been able to call him a friend. Much like the members of the Tower Records family, I will miss Russ dearly but take comfort in seeing his legacy live on and am honored to induct him into the Music Business Hall of Fame.” The event will take place on May 17th in Nashville. See some more info here.

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