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Name: Roger Frith
Comment: Discosystem Records was in Berrys Arcade, High Street, Rayleigh, Essex from 1976 to 1984 and also sold records and tapes in Rochford, South Woodham Ferrers, and Felixstowe markets. We imported some records from the United States and supplied many local DJs.

Our own mobile disco operated from 1967 to 2010! We distributed and issued our own 12" disc of Dr Music/Pepper Box by The Peppers on the Spark record label as it was the theme for the local Rayleigh nightclub Crocs, later known as The Pink Toothbrush. It charted in the disco chart.

Steve Wright was a regular visitor as his mum lived in Thundersley.
(2 November 2016)

Comment: I bought the shop from JR Tapes in 1976 and ran it successfully for 10 years.

It was purchased as I had been running a mobile disco since 1967 and became sick of shops asking me if a record I wanted was in the top 50. We tried to become the shop where you could ask for any disc and we would try our very best to find it for our customers.

We very visited by many stars of the era including Boy George, Talk Talk, Lamahl and live performances were made by Digby Fairweather, amongst others in the Arcade. Great times.


Tim Cass
19 Mar 2024 at 12:40
I lived in Rayleigh between 64-79 and remember spending many afternoons after school thumbing through the new releases and then checking out the cassette racks. After leaving the shop I crossed the road straight into Rayleigh Hifi (before it moved to its present location). Many happy memories.



1 Berrys Arcade, High Street SS6 7EQ Rayleigh / Essex
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