I just received news that Jeffrey Lyons passed away. To those of us who cut our audiophile teeth in the Burlington area, or dug deeper into the stacks of wax as time went on, Jeff was a most gracious host to our vinyl nerdities.
From 1998 to 2005 he owned Vinyl Destination, Vermont’s largest record store that drew music lovers not just for its unusual variety of recordings but for the great conversation and camaraderie Jeff generously provided. He was a friend to all he met, accepting everyone for who they were and using his encyclopedic mind to connect with them in some special way. He will be missed terribly.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the universe for sharing Jeff with us. Among the Great Record Beards, he was one of the greatest, and I feel so grateful to have witnessed his intelligence, enthusiasm and noble spirit. Well done, Jeff.