ALL THINGS MUST PASS

"Soundly Constructed, Briskly Paced and In the End Affectingly Wistful" -Variety.
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    Tower Records founder Russ Solomon. Tower Sunset (1980)
    "All Things Must Pass" is a feature documentary film examining the iconic company's explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder Russ Solomon.
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    Tower Records
    Established in Sacramento, CA in 1960. From humble beginnings, Tower eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry.
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    Highlights include.
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    The staff were treated like family and often promoted from sales clerks to managers to management.
    A big plus to working there was no uniforms and the partying.
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    The famous yellow and red colors were taken directly from the Shell logo.
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    Elton John was a regular.
    He shopped there weekly and is quoted as spending more money there then any place else.
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    Bruce Springsteen recalls how artists knew they made it if Tower sold their albums.
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    Dave Grohl was an employee.
    He gives a quick amusing interview.
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    Tower Records on Broadway in NYC.
    The first East Coast branch revitalized the Broadway and 4th street area. I spent many hours there. It was a great place to meet people.
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    The movie was a Kickstarter project created by Colin Hanks.
    Yes his Dad is Tom Hanks.
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    The title refers to the marquee a store employee put up in Sacramento during its final days.
    Taken (I think) from the George Harrison Album.
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