Ace Atkins

New York Times Best Selling Author

Classic Actors on Vinyl

During a weekend trip to my local bookshop I spotted a small coffee table book called Celebrity Vinyl written by Tom Hamling. The book is a showcase for the author’s novelty record collection featuring albums recorded by actors and other celebrities. The book is fun to flip through but Hamling’s a tough critic and seems to enjoy referring to his record collection as the “worst collection ever.” The book got me thinking about some of the most interesting celebrity albums that I’ve come across over the years. A surprising number of classic film and television actors I admire have recorded LPs and I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite discoveries. READ ENTIRE PIECE

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