Extremely rare self-published album available at Rockaway Records in Los Angeles, CA.
The 12″ vinyl LP is listed at a sale price of $200. Brothers Wayne and Gary Johnson began re-selling albums in 1979 after attending one of the legendary record swap meets in the Capitol Records parking lot in Hollywood. What began as a hobby more than 30 years ago, quickly turned into a business when they were virtually forced to open a store, if only to house their growing collection!
Rockaway purchased “Rainbow Records”, a small well-known record store in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. They now started selling new and used records and cassettes in addition to collectibles. Rockaway grew so quickly, they had to move 2 more times, finally settling into the present Silver Lake location in 1992.
In 1984 another brother, Alan, opened a Rockaway in Mesa, Arizona. Sadly, that store is now closed. Then in 1992, yet another brother, Scott, opened a Rockaway in Brisbane, Australia.
While nearly every independent record store (and many chains) in Los Angeles has closed, Rockaway is flourishing. Wayne and Gary are aggressively acquiring extensive record industry collections and purchasing personal collections of CDs, records, DVDs, concert-related items, tour programs, toys, as well as rock ‘n’ roll promo items and collectibles. Frequently paying five and six figures for valuable collections, Rockaway recently paid $600,000 for a single collection of vinyl and $150,000 for a CD collection. Continue reading “Magik Dayze Vinyl Spotted at Rockaway Records”