About – Martin Eck
Being born in the early 1950′s and having an older brother to follow it seams I have always been collecting something, from non-sports gum cards to comics. I am a first generation Beatles fan who bought their records as they came out and loved the 45s with sleeves. I started by going to the comic convention in downtown chicago in the early 1970′s
that ended up becoming half a record show but still the better finds came from flea markets and swap meets. Then I
started running ads in the newspapers and buying whole collections and old juke box shops out and had too much stuff.
First came Back Porch Records as a mailing list and then that turned into my collector record store M&D Records on the south side of Chicago.
During all those years I still went to shows and have met many people and made many friends and contacts and I feel I have built a good reputation on not dealing in bootlegs or dealing in the shady side of these collecting world. I have always looked at this through the eyes of a collector become I still am one.
Many of you may know me from The Beatles guide that I co wrote with Rick and Jeff that went three editions as well as the Monkees guide that I wrote solo that are still being used today as information aids. Over the last 35 years I have met many people in the record industry as well as many artists. These are some of the people who will be contributing product to AtoZ and I will stand behind everything we sell.