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Carly Simon

Vinyl valuables

Vinyl valuables

When the third Sunday of the month rolls around, Columbia resident Alan Lee knows just where he'll be going. It's to the Arbutus Fire Hall, an unassuming brick building just off the southwestern Baltimore County town's main drag of East Drive.

But Lee isn't a volunteer firefighter. He's a pop music aficionado, specifically an authority on the doo-wop vocal group records of the 1950s and early 1960s. And his monthly venture to the fire hall is spent in that venue's basement, perusing old vinyl 45s and LPs of the music he loves.

"It's one of the few record shows in the country held every month," said Lee, who hosted the oldies radio program "Forgotten 45s"...