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4th April till 4th May 2017 'Sounds Of Brixton' Upstairs at the Ritzy
(Highlight blue link is to a goole map)
A very short film, shot in 1963, of an unidentified London record shop. At 1:52 the camera shows the view out of the shop window onto a London street. Maybe someone will recognise it and come up with a name and where it was located in London.
Do you know this shop?
Keith Baba and the strapline is probably 'The latest in Blue Beat' BUT the 'Bl' right at the edge of the label could be 'B1' (for Birmingham, where there is a Cambridge Street). There are also Cambridge Streets in other areas with West Indian communities like Coventry, Bradford, Liverpool and Aylesbury. Quite an enigma this one! Mark Griffiths.
1965 Yardbirds in a record shop but which one? Can you recognise the shop? I think the wallpaper might help!
Record Shops Of Soho Map Available Now
It is A 2 size if you would like a copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org for price.
Record Store Day 2016
April 14-21, The Museum of Soho will be hosting a "Pop Up" exhibition at 35 Beak St, London W1F 9SX, in collaboration with The British Record Shop Archive, highlighting "Bowie's Soho" as part of Record Store Day 2016. David Bowie's love of music was nurtured by record shops in suburban Bromley where he frequented three shops: Medhurst's department shop, Roberston's music shop and Furlong's, a record shop where he briefly worked as a Saturday boy. When David Jones - as he was still known then - moved into Soho as a teenager with dreams of stardom he continued to frequent record shops with Dobell's jazz, blues and folk shop on Charing Cross Road & HMV's Oxford Street shop being his favourites. Young David Jones would visit various record shops in the UK to promote his debut 45. Throughout his life he spoke fondly of the London record shops that helped shape his sound and vision.
We have updated last years popular “Record Shops of Soho-1946-1996” map adding 50+ more shops.
A2 Posters can be purchased at the "Pop Up". Also on display will be Illustrators Tributes To David Bowie, recently featured in Spindle Magazine.
Kindly supported by Shaftesbury plc.
April 16, As part of the exhibition we have organised free, special screenings from the BBC Arena Archive of Bowie related documentaries at 01 Zero One Studios. Book here.Doors Open:15.00
"Nic Roeg: It's About Time", The first major profile of the great British film director Nicolas Roeg, examining his very personal vision of cinema as in such films as Performance and The Man Who Fell to Earth.
"My Way", An investigation of the appeal and power of this popular song.
"Walk on the Wild Side", The story behind Lou Reed's classic song celebrating transvestism
Kindly supported by Time Out London_ BBC Arena_01 Studios
and a tour of Bowie's Soho.
April 15, 19:00Tour 1:
April 17,14:00 Tour 2:
Walks on the Wild Side. A Tour of Bowie's Soho.
Soho has played an important role in shaping the careers of many legendary artists.
Step back in time to the 1960's and 1970's and walk in the footsteps of David Bowie in this fascinating area of London.
Meeting point, outside Foyles Bookshop. 107 Charing Cross Rd. London, WC2H 0DT
Two tours are scheduled lasting approx. 1 hour 40 min
The tour is led by London tour guide and blogger Nika Garrett.
BRSA has now done various exhibitions on local record shop of the past over the last 5 year in London but would like to expand to your area. Northampton is on board anyone else interested Email email@example.com