Disci was a chain owned by Barry Class and he had 11 Discis in all.
(August 27, 2015) Managed the Westbourne Grove branch and also ran the Picadilly shop in the evenings ....Dec 1966 to summer of 1967 ...fab. times! Comment Bruce Findlay.
I worked at Disci Westbourne Grove briefly in about 1967.
My first job was in Disci in Bletchley I loved the shop, I was Saturday girl , part time, holidays… I had the keys, I ordered stock, did the top 20 returns. Wish it lasted longer. After 50+ years, a man walked up to me in the street & said he remembered me from the shop
The shop was only there about 3/4years. I was there ‘67 to maybe early 70 when it became a jewellers & I stayed with the shop !
Two of the ‘managers’ I worked with were John Lee-Smith & Bob Shipton, the high street was renamed Queensway & we had a speaker that played out onto the street, it was a vibrant thriving town in the 60’s and Saturdays it was busy all day, all the different genres of music playing in the booths at same time ! One record we were ‘asked’ to play on repeat was by Clyde Mc Phatter, trying to get it in the charts, I think I only sold one copy … also the Flirtations, Fascinations & Foundations I think were managed by the company. All on Pye records, on a pale blue label.
I bought the Beatles White album then & it was one of the first batch released, I wasn’t keen on it, so much to my later regret, I sold it on to a friend who lost it to a boy friend, before realising its supposed value.
I remember a ‘Barry’ (Class?) coming to shop , when it was temporarily manageress, who could never remember my name & referred to me as doll-babe, I expect he was mortified to find a 15 yr old looking after the shop! But it was by far the best job I had & happiest place to work.
I used to into Disci record almost every day ( except ) and listen to all the new rock albums in the booths I then decided my career following encouragement from BYC to try and get into the music business. I got a job at Barry Class Agency in Westbourne grove above a record store had no idea Barry owned Disci Bletchley. At the time they represented Warm Dust Brian Auger Steamhammer Skin Alley Edgar Broughton etc. The rest is history and 54 years later still in the music business.
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