Post your pics of historic and iconic record stores during 70s/80s

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Nubben, Jul 14, 2019 at 8:04 AM.

  1. Nubben

    Nubben Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    London, UK
    Hi all,

    I wanted to start a thread for people to upload their pictures of iconic records stores (especially during the 70s and 80s). I will upload my first batch as soon as possible but thought I'd get the thread up and running.

    Examples I am looking for:

    HMV Oxford Circus London
    Tower Records Piccadilly Circus London
    Sam Goody's New York (or any other U.S. city)
    Tower Records (in the U.S.)

    Thanks all!

    Nubben
     
  2. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    Mine is nothing so grand as the examples you mention, but Fox’s Record (& Tape!) Centre in Alfreton Derbyshire was very dear to me. I went to school in Alfreton (Mortimer Wilsons! - also long gone) and there often more kids in Fox’s than there were in the classrooms! The shop was nothing special, but had a nice atmosphere and you always knew where everything was. Fox’s sold records, tapes and 8-tracks in the 70s when I discovered it, got in early with CDs a decade later and also rented out a nice selection of video cassette films. You can see these on the left side of the picture.

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    This isn’t my photo, but it’s the only one I could find. I’m guessing from the Whitney Houston album in the window, this was from 1987. Fox’s closed its doors in 1993. Alfreton isn’t a big town, but by then WH Smith’s, Woolworths and Boots all sold records, tapes and CDs and they couldn’t compete. Wish I could find more pictures... The shop is as clear as a bell in my mind’s eye, but that’s not much use to this thread.:)

    Great idea for a thread, BTW. What a shame we didn’t take more pictures back then!
     
  3. Blastproof

    Blastproof Forum Resident

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  4. Nubben

    Nubben Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    @Blastproof - no need to apologise but I don't see that many pictures in those threads. I am more interested in pictures rather than a list of defunct stores if that makes sense.
     
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  5. Nubben

    Nubben Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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  6. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    It’s not a well known chain like you’re implying in the thread title, but it was special to me. I bought my first record, cassette and CD there over the years. That has to be worth something.:D
     
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  7. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Listener

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  8. PepiJean

    PepiJean Forum Resident

    LA BOURSE (Lyon, France): I used to go pretty often in the 80's / 90's.

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  9. c-eling

    c-eling Somehow I See There Are Ships In Her Eyes...

    Now defunct
    New Moon Records
    Traverse City, Michigan. My only (close by) source for imports. Loved this place.
    (Photo grabbed from a Bob Seger website.)
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  10. John Schofield

    John Schofield Forum Resident

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    OH
  11. dalem5467

    dalem5467 Forum Resident

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    Wisconsin
    Radio Doctors in Milwaukee. I really miss going there.


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  12. Nubben

    Nubben Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Wow, great contributions thanks all!

    And @Stone Turntable - thanks for the link! That's a great thread too!
     

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