I often worked in the Akashic Record store for Russell Mill. I remember driving out to Webster Groves after the store moved there. And I remember two blonde boys who we always called "the stooges freaks" who were always kicking each other and and putting the Stooges albums on the wall of new records. As I understand it they bought the place from Russell when he sold out and moved back to Texas. I liked those guys and I am not surprised they had a lot to do with the scene in St. Louis. I moved to Springfield Illinois in 1972, but have so many fond memories of Akashic on Euclid and then in Webster Groves. Russell Mill was a great guy and I later spent a lot of time in Illinois writing rock review with much information that I gleaned hanging with Russell and the Stooges freaks in those days.