6 Ways Rush Can Preserve ‘Sam the Record Man’ Sign
The sign helped define Toronto’s music scene for much of the rock era, serving as a beacon to the city’s young and restless as they converged downtown to absorb the city’s nightlife.
And Sam Sniderman, the irrepressible record-store owner who passed away last year, was a rock of support for Rush throughout its career.
So, it was fitting when Geddy said on September 27 that “Ryerson and the city of Toronto should absolutely preserve [this] important symbol of our past.”
To that end, I offer six suggestions to Geddy, Ryerson, and the City of Toronto on how Rush can play a role in preserving the sign:
4. Donate it to the Royal Ontario Museum.
Good luck Ryerson University and City of Toronto as you grapple with this matter. Rush fans stand with your effort to save the Sam the Record Man sign, and in that spirit, I hope these suggestions are helpful.—Rob Freedman, Rush Vault
Thanks to RushIsABand for the head’s up on what’s happening with the sign.