It's hard to believe Pop Tunes lasted as long as it did with this method--from 1945 to 2009. It was sad to see this legendary Memphis record retailer/wholesaler whimper away so ignominiously in 2009, but at least the downtown Pop Tunes' sign is slated to end up in a museum unlike the gorgeous Summer Ave. sign, which was destroyed by morons who took over the property about 10 or so years after the damn thing wasrestored to its splendor for Pop Tune's 50th anniversary in 1995.
P.S. The Taliesyn Ballroom where the Sex Pistols played is now aTaco Bell & the original Shirley's Poplar Tunes, started in 1945, is soon to be a sandwich shop. Yum.
(Photo Jim Shearin, courtesy of the Commercial Appeal)