Kosmic Sound was founded in 1969 by the original owner John Goldsmith, who stayed at the helm until quite recently. Like many independent music store owners, Kosmic wasn’t just a business to John, it was a way of life. In fact, he never even intended to start a business. After being dragged along to see Bob Dylan by his girlfriend when he was 16, he was more enthralled with the speakers that were being used than the show itself.