The Michael Ochs Archives: An Obsession that Grew Into a Business
Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 11 April 1980
MICHAEL OCHS was caught red-handed in 1958 stealing a copy of the Five Shillings' 'Letter to an Angel' single from a Columbus, Ohio, department store. When you're 14 years old and getting a weekly allowance of 50 cents, you resort to desperate measures if you must have every record that comes out.
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