Entrepreneur who all founded Sam the Record Guy, a Canadian string of record shops. He also set up the Juno Honours, honors given each year to Canadian music artists. He was raised in the Kensington Marketplace community of Toronto, Ontario. He opened up his initial record shop in Toronto in 1959. In 1997, he joined up with the Canadian Nation Music Hall of Popularity. His kid, Jason, kept an executive placement in the Sam the Record Guy string. He and Virgin Information founder Richard Branson both set up successful music shop chains.