NARM, Rock Hall of Fame Celebrate the ‘Definitive 200’ at J&R
No, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM, for short) isn’t telling consumers to buy another copy of The Beatles’ “White Album” again, in yet another new format.
But they are telling them their music collections aren’t complete without at least one.
Their forum for this message was the high-profile, World Trade Center-area-based New York City CD retailer J&R Music and Computer World, where recording artist Chuck D of Public Enemy, NARM president Jim Donio, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame president Joel Peresman, together with J&R CEO Rachelle Friedman, yesterday unveiled the “Definitive 200” – a list of 200 “must-have” classic albums and soundtracks selected by NARM member music retailers across the country. Genres represented included pop, country, R&B, rock, rap, punk, jazz, soul and reggae. Public Enemy’s “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back,” issued in 1988, holds the rank of #156.