Great stories, thanks! Now, has anyone got all of the little Blues
magazines Lenny put out?
IIRC, it didn't last long, maybe 10 issues.
On 8/9/2010 3:57 AM, Don Chichester wrote:
> My collection of RR is less ironic. It began at the Hempstead (NY)
> Salvation Army. I was a teenager, going through the huge pile of 78s at the back
> of the store. As I was reading the titles, a man who was also looking
> came over and asked if I collected 78s. I said "Yes", and he told me he and a
> friend were beginning a magazine for record collectors. The subscription
> was cheap, so I subscribed, and got #2 by mail the next week. The man was
> Bob Colten (sp?), whom I never met again. It was years later that I met
> Lenny Kunstadt. I continued RR until it was no more. I got a photocopy of #
> 1 to complete my run of RR. Thank you, Lenny and Bob!
> Don Chichester
> In a message dated 8/9/2010 9:43:23 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> I only check ARSClist every week or so - so I just found this thread. I
> wanted to share my "ironic moment" with RR.
> I started subscribing in the 1970s when I first got into collecting old
> records. Lenny wasx always advertising the "Once in a lifetime" offer of
> of back issues from about #50 (at that time, it was a "rolling number" as
> time went on.
> So I bought them. Then in late 1990s I was at a paper collectibles show
> saw a pile of RR's. The guy wanted to sell it as a lot. I looked to see
> what #s were there and they were complete from #5 through # 49. (exactly
> ones I needed except the first four issues). So I bought them. Then 2
> months later Kurt Nauck's auction catalog came. He had issues #1-70 or
> so. They
> were available individually or as a lot bid. I wrote Kurt and said that
> they sold as a lot, would he xerox the first four issues for me. They did
> and he did (for a very reasonable price.) I planned to go back and read
> them, but - of course - we never have time for that.
> Anyway, I thought it ironic how my run all came together.