ROCKFORD — The Facebook group Rockford Vinyl and Music News recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with almost 5,000 members.
The group was launched by Mark Ricotta as a place to share words, pictures, sounds, and video, daily stories, essays and current news about records, albums, long plays, vinyl, album art and local and national music news. It is also a hub for information about area music stores, vinyl stores, nightclubs where music is played, club owners and music theaters in the Midwest, but focusing on the Rockford-area region.
After its inception, Rockford Vinyl and Music News began accumulating an average of about 81 new members each month. Within a year, Rockford Vinyl and Music News had accumulated almost 1,000 members. In 2021, it has reached almost 5,000 members.
For information: facebook.com/groups/rockfordvinylrecordslpsalbumart.