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Once again, music from the past will be front and center at this years 31st annual Record Palooza event Sunday




There was a time when vinyl ruled the musical realm; where records delivered the hearbeat and soul to each new generation; where artists played roller rinks and club functions between big-city gigs.

Fortunately for lovers of music past, that golden age of records and music still exists – and in Canby, once a year it’s exalted at the annual Record Bonanza.

The 31st edition of the all things musical history will be at the Clackamas County Event Center Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 and parking is free.

As always, there will be plenty to see, hear and feel at the event. It’s a reminder that the old ways of listening to classic music haven’t disappeared; they just want someone to take them for a spin on a classic turntable.

Organizer Don Rogers couldn’t be more excited.

“This is our 31st year and you’d think it would tail off a little, but we’ll be as big as we’ve ever been,” Rogers said.

Record Bonanza offers the maximum of 70 tables featuring music from the 1920s to the present, with plenty of 45s, 33s and 78s for those who simply miss the feel and smell of a good vinyl record. There are also posters, books, sheet music, photos and memorabilia of all types.

Rogers has been behind the event since its inception.

“I think of myself now as not so much selling music but selling memories,” said Rogers, a longtime Canby resident. “It’s kind of a chance to get together with people who have the same interests. I just love the idea of someone coming in looking for something they liked when they were growing up – then finding it.”



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