Stayin’ Alive: Landmark Terre Haute Music Shop Headstone Friends Still Selling After all These Years

Headstone Friends has had its doors open for business since before vinyl was cool again. In an age where retail is fighting to survive in the online world, this local business has been a Terre Haute mainstay for 48 years. And while music formats have come and gone over the years, Headstone has no plans to disappear.

Walking inside of Headstone feels like a transport back to the early 1970s. Rows of records fill shelves, and customers are met with bead curtains, fragrant incense, and dim lighting (that highlights the blacklight posters for sale).
Headstone’s vibe is just one reason customers return time and again.

Read the full story in the Terre Haute Living (page 16)

photo credit: Michael Gregory

Leah R. Singer is a freelance writer and editor. She is known for uncovering unique angles and hidden gems, and then creating clear and compelling communication that creates impact. Leah writes stories about life in Terre Haute, Indiana to help people understand individuals living in Middle America and outside the coastal bubble. She is the former managing editor of the Red Tricycle Spoke Contributor Network, and also writes for USA Today, Huffington Post, Babble,, Today Show Parenting, Scary Mommy, Indianapolis Star, Terre Haute Living, Beyond Your Blog, and many other publications.

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