Urbaez was in court just last week and the judge called out to him saying: "Mr. Urbaez, may I speak to you for a moment..."
This is rather unusual. An ex-parte communication with a judge! Urbaez was intrigued and walked over.
The judge told him:
I see your address is on Passaic Street. Tell me. Is that old record store still there?
Urbaez smiled and answered:
Yes of course! Right next door! CHARLIE! You know he's retiring this year! He's in his late 80's!
Well, Charlie Rigolosi died a few days after that. Rest in Peace Charlie!
Here is an article from the New Jersey Record:
this is how it begins:
Charlie Rigolosi was just 12 years old when he bought his first record, Artie Shaw's "Begin the Beguine".
It was the beginning of a lifelong love affair for Rigolosi, who, at age 87, still gets a thrill when he digs through a box of new records.
"I love going through them. It's like Christmas for me," said Rigolosi.
Also see this video interview of Charlie:
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