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Book offers peek into musical world of Hollywood's Stein on Vine
Book offers peek into musical world of Hollywood's Stein on Vine

The plane landed in Los Angeles, and Gary Chen decided not to make his connection to Taiwan. It was 1980 and the young musician wanted to check in on some friends, so he did. Not a bad city, thought Chen, who had just finished music school in Boston. If he could find a steady paycheck, maybe he’d stay a while. How to find a job in 1980? The Yellow Pages. Remember those? Chen let his fingers do the walking and came upon a music shop called Stein on Vine, in Hollywood. He called and asked if they needed any help. Maury Stein, the saxophone-playing owner, told him to drop by and he’d take a look at him. So Chen did, and when he found out what was happening in the...

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