WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Saturday was one of the busiest days for independent record store companies across the country, including “Musical Energi” in Wilkes-Barre.

“Record Store Day” celebrates music, artists, labels and record stores.  Hundreds of new releases come out on vinyl every year for stores to sell on this day.

“There has always been a niche of people who want to actually own physical product of records and cds and it seems like the past five or six years, it’s really picked up for vinyl sales especially.  So we’re real excited about that,” says Owner of Musical Energi Jay Notartomaso.

“I got some oldies from the 70s.  I like the 70s music was born in 65, but I like the 70s.  Gotta have those 70s hits. Disco, doesn’t matter.  I love 70s music and I’m going to keep on buying records,” says record loving John Olszewski.

Record store day started in the United states in 2007, but is recognized worldwide.