A GoFundMe has been started to help out the owner of CD Source in Loves Park after the music store was destroyed by a massive fire.

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Music fans in the Rockford area are devastated by the loss of one of their favorite stores. CD Source on North 2nd Street was decimated by a horrible fire that burned the independent record store to the ground.

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My favorite thing about the people in the Rockford area is that when a person, place, or thing in our community needs assistance, they are immediately there to help. After this disaster to a long time business, the residents are stepping up in the hour of need.

GoFundMe Created For CD Source In Loves Park, Illinois After Horrible Fire

A family friend of CD Source owner, Brian Bowman, has started a GoFundMe to help him pick up the pieces after he lost his local music store after 27 years of business. This terrible fire destroyed his life work.

According to the GoFundMe page,

While some of you may not know Brian or his business, it was a Staple of the Loves Park community.


It created a vintage environment to buy and sell new and old vintage vinyl, sound systems, record players, movies, gaming systems, etc.

To make a donation and for more information, HERE.

Priceless Items Lost Forever In CD Source Fire

After I got off of work, I drove by CD Source to see it for myself. I got a lump in my throat. Sadness came over me. I spent a lot of time at CD Source and have many great memories. If you're not familiar with CD Source, they carried vintage vinyl albums, CDs, cassettes, movies, shirts, stereo equipment, and so much more. The majority of inventory isn't made anymore. Now, it's gone forever and can never be replaced.

Thank goodness no one was hurt. Hopefully, CD Source will return someday down the road.

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