Shalom Life | September 02, 2014

The Day the Music Died: Sam the Record Man Passes Away at 92

Founder of Iconic Record Store Chain, Sam Sniderman Dead

By: Leonard Carl

Published: September 24th, 2012 in News » World

The Day the Music Died:  Sam the Record Man Passes Away at 92

Sadly, like the vinyl records that were synonymous with his stores, the man behind Sam the Record Man. Sam Sniderman, is no longer with us.

Sniderman, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday at the age of 92.

Anyone familiar with the history of Toronto’s famous – and infamous – Yonge Street strip, knows all too well the famous store with the flashing neon record signs calling out to music lovers since it’s opening in 1959.

The flagship Sam’s closed in 2007, seven years after Sniderman retired.

Sniderman was a Member of the Order of Canada, as well as an inductee into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. He was also the recipient of a Governor General award, as well as Honorary doctorates from Ryerson University and the University of Prince Edward Island.

Sniderman, along with his brother Sid, changed the face of the Canadian retail music business when they first opened a store on Toronto’s College Street in 1937 before they both build the chain of Sam the Record Man stores that dotted Canada, from coast to coast.

Infamous Canadian Nazi Running for Office Infamous Canadian Nazi Running for Office TrendingAn Amulet a Son Gave to His Mother During the Holocaust Has Been Uncovered An Amulet a Son Gave to His Mother During the Holocaust Has Been Uncovered TrendingWhat You Missed in the News: August 25 - September 1 What You Missed in the News: August 25 - September 1 Trending
 

The Love Jewce: Jewish Geography

September 02, 2014 | By Andria Kaplan
The Love Jewce: Jewish Geography

Have you ever wondered if knowing too much about someone before you got to them wasn't a good thing? So have we

Read More

Op-Ed: Teaching Kids to Kill, in Gaza and Beyond

September 02, 2014 | By Dr. Rafael Medoff
Op-Ed: Teaching Kids to Kill, in Gaza and Beyond

The macabre practice of educating children to hate and kill, honed to deadly perfection in Nazi Germany, is alive and well 70 years after the end of the Third Reich

Read More

Space IL Is Confident About Winning Google's Lunar XPrize

September 02, 2014 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
Space IL Is Confident About Winning Google's Lunar XPrize

The Israeli contender is looking to reach their goal of sending an Israeli space team to the moon

Read More

Jewish Caregiver Denies Attacking Controversial Pro-Palestine MP George Galloway

September 02, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Jewish Caregiver Denies Attacking Controversial Pro-Palestine MP George Galloway

Galloway, who recently declared Bradford as "an Israel-free zone," was attacked while posing for photos in West London

Read More

Belgian Activists Pour Fake Blood at Airport in Protest of Israel

September 02, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Belgian Activists Pour Fake Blood at Airport in Protest of Israel

Members of Lilith, a Belgian-based women's rights movement, claim the airport is being used to transport arms to Israel

Read More

Howie Mandel Asks Fans For Money to Bring Back ‘Bobby’s World’ [VIDEO]

September 02, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Howie Mandel Asks Fans For Money to Bring Back ‘Bobby’s World’ [VIDEO]

The 'America's Got Talent' judge wants you to pay for the return of his popular animated series.

Read More

Sarah Silverman on Joan Rivers’ Coma: Stop Being Ridiculous!

September 02, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Sarah Silverman on Joan Rivers’ Coma: Stop Being Ridiculous!

The 'We Are Miracles' comedian urges Rivers to get better the only way she knows how humor.

Read More

Joan Rivers to Remain on Life Support

September 02, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Joan Rivers to Remain on Life Support

Rivers' daughter Melissa has confirmed that her mother will stay on life support at this juncture.

Read More

More Headlines