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This sticker I had on a late 70's Phil Spector compilation LP from Counterpoint Records in Forest Hill,London SE23,one of my teenage record shops. Comment: Michael Viner

(Sept 14, 2014) Michael Viner said:Counterpoint was in London Rd.Forest Hill just past the old ABC cinema(now a Weatherspoons pub) oppositeWoolworths.It opened in 1978,at the tail end of the Punk boom was was still loyal to that scene.My Punk-loving friends John S. and the late Gordon D. would spend all day there on Saturday,listening to the latest singles,chatting,looking through the cheap box and even buying the odd record! The owner was Andy Ross,later to find fame&fortune as owner of Food Records,Blurs' record label.He had his own band at the time, The Disco Zombies and tried to get everyone to buy their 45' 'Drums Over London',now a Punk rarity!


Name Paul Leech Comment: I remember it well! Just drove past where it used to be so googled it and hit this page.
Bought my first Tubeway Army : Gary Numan single in there. Is this the same Michael Viner I went to school and hung around with? You had a twin brother David. ( August 27, 2016).


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THE SHOP THAT RIPS ORIGINAL COLLAGE Artists : NICHOLA BRUCE, MIKE COULSON ,DAVE HENDERSON, 1978 FOR SOUTH LONDON STINKS punk Fanzine

The picture is a collage which includes counterpoint records which was at the bottom of London Road in forest hill, from a fanzine we did as young punks called "south london stinks". Dave has a cross on his face in the zombie pic second from right. Andy ross who went on to manage Blur, is next to him furthest right.


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I got to know andy ross in the late 70s as i was the manager of the record dept in whsmith in forest hill,i ended up having an audition as vocalist for his band disco zombies in his flat in crystal palace, i sang bowies version of knock on wood. I didnt give up my day job.

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Kevin Wickes

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I grew up in Forest Hill and remember Counterpoint Records vividly.
I was always too skint to buy any records!
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Alexander McCarthy
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