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In 1965, Andy Gray opened Andys Records and set up a market stall in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Year by year he opened up more shops. Andys Records prided themselves on having enthusiastic knowledgeable staff. In 1987 he started the BGO label, together with Mike Gott, based in Bury St Edmunds

(May 27, 2013) Geoff said:I bought many a gem from both the old Andys shops in Peterborough. They have a great secondhand department downstairs and i picked up many a gem.

Pete Wharton

Do you remember the punk girl who used to work in there in the 80's? Amazing multi coloured hair!

Mark Harris

loved this shop, bought my first 7" single there, Baggy Trousers Madness


Dave Harwood
09 Mar 2024 at 03:53
I found this piece about Andy's Records in the 'Cambridge Daily News' dated 25th July 1985:
“It was as an 18-year-old straight out of school that Andy, now 35, bought second-hand jukebox records and sold them from market stalls. He still finds his own name appearing on everything from television adverts to carrier bags, something of an embarrassment but confesses he got the idea from a friend who had a stall called Clive’s Records. It was in Cambridge that he set up his first permanent market stall, which still exists, and from there his first shop in Mill Road, which will close down, along with the Regent Street outer yard lined with shops and facing the river. The new shop in Fitzroy Street will house everything from chart singles to collectors’ items and will become the largest record store in the city.”



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