The record shop was once the centre of every music lover's universe, from the beginnings of the vinyl 12 inch in the 1940's through to the digital music developments of the 1990's, millions of us browsed, socialised and bought music in our local record shop or high street department stores. Record shops were an integral part of the social fabric in local areas. They launched pop stars, record labels, and were focal points for emerging music genres. The aim of this site is to record the history of the record shop in an accessible archive, to hold intrinsic details that could get lost in the mix, and to celebrate the role that the record shop played.
This web site is constantly updated and will change as it develops. If you spot any misinformation please contact us and we will correct it. Below is a donation button if you like this website and would like to support its development. This will help cover web costs and also purchase of things like Shop bags. Thank you for your contributions. Also, you can support the archive by purchasing one fo the limited t-shirts available here It's In The Bag
We are also interested in buying records and you can contact us a by calling 0207-639-2803/07799271699 or email the above. The curator also can be hired as a DJ for specialist events.
For example I have this bag I have and also sticker below. This all I have no other information. Hopefully someone will recall this shop .
Thanks to Frank from East Dulwich market for supplying me the sticker.
1. Sixties City
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