As the Grateful Dead were taking stage at the Long Beach Arena in December of 72’, Ray
Garcia, his mother Carmen and other members of the family were twenty miles away in the city
of Whittier working through the night, as they were preparing to take a trip into the retail industry
for the first time. The grand opening of their store, Music Revolution, was just hours away.
Before long, their business had established itself as a well­respected purveyor of records,
cassettes and 8­track tapes. Aside from selling music, with a gentle swipe of the hand to
separate a wall of beads hanging from a…

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