Sam Sniderman AKA Sam The Record Man Passes Away
Sam Sniderman passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at the age of 92. Sniderman was best known for his family business, atply named Sam The Record Man. The chain of record stores has thrived for more than four decades with as many as 130 stores across Canada.
Sniderman’s passion for music began at an early age. In 1937, at the age of 17, he began working at his brother’s radio shop. Sam The Record Man was created in the mid-1950s.
Sniderman is gone, but he certainly will not be forgotten. He has helped many Canadian artists get started in the music business. He has also helped improve Canada’s presence in the music industry. he never really retired his son Jason said.
“He never really retired, he was always interested in what was going on,” he said in a phone interview.
“He believed in Canadian music because it was something that spoke to him from inside…Because his belief in Canadian music was so strong, he was tireless in how he pursued its success and I think that’s his true legacy.”
Sniderman has received numerous accolades throughout his career. In 1976, he earned the Order of Canada award. He was also inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1987.
Sniderman has two sons, Jason and Bobby. In 2000, Sniderman retired from the business and put his two sons in charge of Sam The Record Man.
Sniderman was born on June 15, 1920. He spent most of his life in Kingston Market. He was educated at Harbord Collegiate.
A service for the family will be held on Tuesday, September, 25 2012.