Music has always been a huge part of every day, for most of my life records were the medium that produced it. I’ve been very fortunate to have parents that fed and nurtured my passion in my early years and taught me how to cherish and care for their and then my vinyl. What a fabulous time to grow up and experience the joys of shopping for music, taking it home and carefully putting it on to hear the joy in the grooves.
I DJ’d on vinyl for twenty years, I worked for record companies promoting and selling to shops across the South West, visiting many stores most of which no longer exist – a few do, and I salute you!
I had my own store, along with my partner Mike, The Disc & Tape Centre in Lymington. We shared some fantastic times in the ten years it lasted before the economy shifted and the supermarkets forced out of business selling the big titles at discounts for longer hours. My friend Steve sold his shop, Pinpoint, in Eastleigh about the same time.