Celebrity sightings: Richard Lewis at Mojo Vinyl

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ROSWELL, Ga. – Comedian Richard Lewis paid a visit to Canton Street June 11 at Mojo Vinyl records.

Lewis was in town to play at the Punchline Comedy Club in Atlanta June 12-15. While in Atlanta, he stopped in Mojo to visit friends – both living and plastic.

“I’m supporting the glory days of vinyl,” Lewis said. “Rock and roll was like a mantra for me.”

Lewis has performed comedy around the world and acted in such shows as “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

In an unusual move for a record store, Lewis and Mojo Vinyl owner Rand Cabus got to talking about records.

“Back when we were growing up, that music was just what we listened to,” said Cabus. “We didn’t know it would become classics.”

“You hear it better. The sound is different,” Lewis said. “It’s the way music has always been. This was how people first heard music. It skipped a few generations, but now it’s new to the kids.”

Cabus agreed.

“Records have a tactile feel to them listeners cannot get with a digital download,” he said.

Mojo Vinyl recently moved into its location on Webb Street, and Cabus said the location change has done wonders to his business of bringing music to the masses.

“We had 80 people waiting in line for Record Store Day,” he said, referring to one day a year dedicated to new music released on vinyl.

Mojo Vinyl is located at 26 Webb St., No. 2 in Roswell. Online they can be found at www.mojovinylrecords.com.

MH 06-18-14