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John Dolphin
Dolphins of Hollywood Square
August 17, 2016
On July 28, Councilman Curren Price dedicated the intersection of Central and Vernon avenues in recognition of John Dolphin and “Dolphins of Hollywood”—one of the first African-American owned record stores in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Who Is John Dolphin?
July 20, 2016
Before Quincy Jones and Berry Gordy there was James Dolphin. At a time when it was against the law for African Americans to set up shop in Hollywood, Dolphin opened an immensely popular record store in South Los Angeles, on Vernon and Central Avenue that not only eased tensions in the area but was the springboard for the careers of many legendary artists. ... read more »
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