Thirty years ago,
I bought 35,000 45's from a distributor who had gone out of business years before. There was beautiful mint stock of titles very seldom seen anymore. I was fortunate to find a cheap store front in the Lower-Haight intending to open the store just to get the records out of the garage! Everything was $2.00, what did I know about running a record shop? One thing led to another, a sign was made, racks were acquired and a business was born. A few years later I added LP's to the collection to fill things out. Business was slow in the beginning with overseas collectors knowing more about the shop than people down the street. This obviously was not enough to deter the shop's progress and thirty years later Rooky Ricardo's is not just a store but a San Francisco institution.