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Drawing of Henry Peck, owner of Vinyl Fetish
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Drawing of Henry Peck, owner of Vinyl Fetish
Drawing of Henry Peck, owner of Vinyl Fetish
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Vinyl Fetish
Vallen 1980
Pen and ink on paper
9 1/2" x 11"

Henry Peck ran a hole in the wall punk record store in Hollywood known as Vinyl Fetish. I used to shop there in the late 1970's, getting my weekly dose of imported and domestic punk records. I created this pencil drawing of Henry standing in front of his store in 1980.

Henry's establishment was quite a hangout, with every punk (or curiosity seeker) in L.A. dropping in at one time or another. You could buy weird clothes, browse the hundreds of offbeat records - or just watch the never ending cavalcade of humanity.

I ran into Henry at the Wild in the Streets punk concert held at the Autry Museum the evening of June 18th, 2004. While no longer running Vinyl Fetish, Henry is still the wild bohemian and an avid Jazz fan.

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