Screw fancy cars, private jets and palatial mansions! Here is a lottery winner who has spent some of his winnings on something much more gratifying for me.
A guy in Cambridge, England who won nearly 150 million on the Euromillions lottery a couple of years ago has opened a record store. He’s calling it Black Barn Records.
HATFIELD HEATH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Adrian and Gillian Bayford celebrate winning the jackpot of over 148 million GBP in the EuroMillions lottery on August 14, 2012 in Hatfield Heath, England. The couple from Haverhill, Suffolk were the only winners of the Europe-wide lottery whose jackpot had rolled-over 14 times before being won by Mr and Mrs Bayford. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
As a life-long lover of record stores who still peruses their aisles to this day, I love the idea! As for my store if I ever came into that kind of cash, naturally front and center would be my beloved progressive rock, from the classics,…
…to prog at its mainstream awesomest!
…and all of the weird, wacky and amazing stuff in between.
How about you? What tunes and memorabilia would you stick in your record store?
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends.
I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better!
When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion.
I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.