Updated: Nov 18, 2019
Nine years ago, DJ AM's entire vinyl record collection went up for sale to the public. It took place a little over one year after his passing. The event was at The Cobrashop (a store owned by Mark The Cobrasnake) inside the Hollywood & Highland Mall on November 12th through the 14th, 2010. AM's family (notably his sister and her husband) along with Adam's friends put the event together with 100% of the proceeds going to the (now defunct) DJ AM Memorial Fund. The estimate of the number of total vinyl records in AM's collection at the time of his passing was approximately 12,000.
It was a huge job to get all the records sorted and in the shop to begin with. It took a group of us led by Adam's sister Lara & husband Ben along with Adam's close friend Kevy Kev to organize and make it all happen. Here’s some pics of the record bins & shelves that we set up. Posters, pics and other AM memorabilia were on display during the sale which added to the vibe of the event.
The turnout was great and a lot of AM's homies also turned out to support, hang and pick up some records for their collections:
They also had "I Heart AM" printed shopping tote bags for each purchase.
The vinyl was tagged with “From the collection of DJ AM” stickers when purchased, proving their authenticity as a permanent part of Adam’s record collection:
Here's a video about the event that shows more details and short interviews with Kevy Kev, Thee Mike B. & Marshall Barnes:
Did you pick up anything from Adam's vinyl record collection??? Post it up below!