ORLANDO, Fla. — Tucked away near Lake Ivanhoe in Orlando is a small record shop that makes up for its size with its impressive collection and a staff that know just about everything you would want to know about rock ‘n roll.
What You Need To Know
- Rock N Roll Heaven is jam-packed with thousands of records
- The store in Orlando's Lake Ivanhoe area features all genres and decades
- Owner Freddy Ehman said he wanted to create a haven for music lovers
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Flipping through the stacks on stacks of records, anyone can find something they can jam out to. That's exactly what owner Freddy Ehman had in mind when he opened Rock N Roll heaven back in the 70s.
“Check this out, it has three records in it, and it's super rare,” Ehman said while helping a customer.
Ehman first found his love and passion for music at 5 years old. He grew up in Germany, where his father ran clubs. By the time he was 8 years old, he learned to play the drums and a host of other instruments that he later played in his successful Orlando-based band.
Now you can mostly find him in his iconic record shop, which attracts all types of visitors from around the world and just up the street.
Paul Englund, a longtime customer who has been visiting the shop for the past 15 years, said he has bought more than a few records.
“I'd say thousands for sure,” Englund said, laughing.
He also just comes in for the good times and stories. Ehman has a wealth of music knowledge, and his store provides a haven for those who love music.
Rock N Roll Heaven is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.