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Murray Gershenz dies at 91; music store maestro, TV grandfather
Murray Gershenz dies at 91; music store maestro, TV grandfather

Murray Gershenz bought his first record when he was 16 and never stopped. Over the decades, he acquired more than 400,000 and sold them from a Los Angeles store called Music Man Murray. Two floors were crammed to the rafters with cantatas, sonatas, hulas, horas, polkas, rock, blues, bop, even circus albums. Records jammed three warehouses and every room in Gershenz's apartment. If stacked, Music Man Murray's tower of wax would have soared well higher than the Empire State Building. When advancing age and increasing rent caught up with him, Gershenz did what came naturally for a former synagogue cantor who used to lunch with Milton Berle: He went into show business. Starting...

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