Spec's http://wlrn.org en A Swan Song For Spec's Music Stores http://wlrn.org/post/swan-song-specs-music-stores <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif;">In 1973, future Miami Herald music critic Howard Cohen burst into the Spec's Music store on South Dixie Highway in Coral Gables with of all the energy of a 10-year-old about to begin a 40-year habit.</span></p><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(80, 0, 80); font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><div><p></p>That's because he was.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><p></p>He and his mother had piled into their 1971 yellow Ford Pinto for the express purpose of taking home <a href="http://helenreddy.com/">Helen Reddy</a>.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif;">At least in the form of her hit single, "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)."&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:49:19 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 8671 at http://wlrn.org A Swan Song For Spec's Music Stores