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John Sadowski Tribute. CLICK HERE

Updated: Mar 1, 2022

John Sadowski long time Looney Tunes employee passed away this week.


John worked for Polygram Records back in the day for years and then went over to Universal Music. Thats where I first met John. John became our Universal sales rep. Looney Tunes would purchase music directly from Universal and he would help us make those decisions. I remember the FIRST day we did an order together. I was looking at the new releases and John says to me "You don't want that piece...that band stinks" LOL. Now mind you it was his job to try and sell me as much music as possible. John had an incredible knowledge of music. I realized in 5 minutes that I liked him right away. THAT WAS THE DAY WE BECAME FRIENDS. John stayed our sales rep for many years. We would do our order in 10 minutes and then spend an hour talking about concerts and music. We enjoyed going to dinner and seeing tons of shows together. Years later Universal made some cut backs and John left the company. John would come to the store and we would have lunch and talk music. I asked him one day if he wanted to help us out. He said sure. AND THAT WAS THE DAY JOHN BECAME FAMILY. He was very happy coming in and talking about music to all the customers and friends. John always had a smile on his face. If you were working with John, you knew you would have a fun day. For many many years John has been a fixture at our store. His smile, his laugh, his funny dirty jokes could make your day. We loved him dearly. Our store will never be the same. We hope all of you will join us in sending our deepest condolences to Johns family during this very difficult time. There are no services at this time. The family is doing something private, however, in the Spring, there will be a Celebration of Johns Life, Of course we will share the information when it is given. We look forward to that day when we will all raise a glass and talk about the wonderful life this incredible man lived.


There will never be a day in my life that I don't think of John. I loved him very very much.

We have decided to start a music scholarship in his honor. We will have more details on that very soon. It is our way of ensuring Johns legacy and love of music will live on.


Let's all keep a little John in our hearts.


Sincerely,

Karl, Jamie, Karl Sr, John R, Tom, Steve and the entire Looney Tunes Family.




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Pedro A. Galloza
Pedro A. Galloza
02 dec. 2021

R.I.P.. My Friend and Brother John, sad news, We just found out, We are devastated and sad to read that He is gone, my Condolences to all his Family and Looney Tunes Friends, always was Kind and the best to talk about music and albums and great to communicate plus always Help me to find what I need or saved me anything I need, John will be miss and always be remember by Us, was a great Human Being to me and my wife. Thanks with our Heart.. To my Friend John,

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john byrne
john byrne
24 nov. 2021

I got to know John over the last few years and he was an absolute gem of a human being. I always looked forward to seeing him in the store and hearing his stories. He was just one of the many reasons Looney Tunes is the best store on LI and I will miss him. Fly to the Angels " Good John"

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Scott Pilutik
Scott Pilutik
22 nov. 2021

I'm a cousin of John's and was very close to him growing up. I was ten years younger than him and when my father passed away in 1979, John took me under his wing. I spent dozens of weekends just hanging out with him, going from record store to record store, either because he needed to do business for Polygram, or because he needed to pick up some rare Eno import from some guy.


John took me to my first concert when I was 13--Genesis, in 1981, at Nassau Coliseum. My formative-years musical taste and knowledge ran straight through John, which made me the only 6th grader who was listening to King Crimson and Roxy Music. Even some of my…


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soundideas01
22 nov. 2021

John, I love you.........till we meet again at The Rotter's Club, your friend in this life and the next............Scott

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