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East Kilbride Music Centre was a record shop (no longer there) and sold guitars (not top notch stuff) and a few bits and pieces - recorders, the odd cheap keyboard. It had two floors in East Kilbride's Alexandra Arcade.

On entering that was the classical, jazz, Frank Sinatra etc., albums/cassettes etc., and upstairs was 'pop' and rock etc., I worked on both floors but I was buyer/manageress upstairs. I remember the first Queen album there.

East Kilbride Music Centre was the sister shop of Gloria's Record Bar. It was sold in the early 1970s to a Mr Newman by the Blint family who owned Gloria's. I remember Jack Bruce's mum coming in to ask how her son's album was selling. I worked with Jeanette - she married Colin Finn (J.S.D. Band) soon after - he was touring USA at that time. He went on to work for CBS as a rep. then opened a musical instrument shop in East Kilbride Village - it's still here. (I live in East Kilbride - know to locals as E.K.).


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Dave Harwood
08 Oct 2023 at 04:04
I found an advert in the ‘Sunday Mail (Glasgow)’ dated 6th December 1970:
“EAST KILBRIDE MUSIC CENTRE, ALEXANDRA ARCADE, TOWN CENTRE. Tel. 31650 - RECORDS, GIFT TOKENS, CASSETTES, CARTRIDGES, SHEET MUSIC.”

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