Death of soul music collector called devastating to city's cultural history

June 8, 2014 9:34AM

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Updated: June 8, 2014 8:51PM

Bob Abrahamian, a Chicago record collector whose passion was preserving forgotten sounds from the golden era of Chicago soul music, as well as the stories of the people behind them, died Thursday. He left behind tens of thousands of 45-rpm records, but to those who knew him, it was the generous spirit in evangelizing the music that made the greatest impact.

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