There was no definite closing time on the last day of business in Maximillian Strasse as Bonn’s last independent CD/Record store welcomed visitors. The last CD’s were being snapped up, along with shop fittings and posters.. A popular man on the day, with a never ending stream of well-wishers, Mr Music, Bernie Gelhausen, found the time to clink glasses with me. A toast to those four pillars of sanity in an often crazy world: Love, Health, Happiness and MUSIC!
Regulars in the shop appreciated the staff for their seemingly endless patience and inexhaustible knowledge. Carsten, Duck, Frank, Piti, Flö and Thomas, I salute you all. Were you a football team you would be in the Premier League!
A last word on this sad day for Bonn must come from Mr Music himself. What should it be? I asked. Bernie thought it over for all of two seconds and replied: “Rock and Roll will never die!” Sadly, today the shop we loved to buy it from did though.