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This was a short-lived record shop that opened in 1987. It was owned by Richard Searling and was managed by Dean Johnson. Dean was a DJ at the Hacienda at the time and Jon Dasilva worked there in 1988 and was also a DJ at the Hacienda at the time.

Dean was a soul boy at heart, I think, and not a fan of House music. I remember Jon being polite and friendly and telling me about a Hacienda night at Gorton Tub swimming baths he did.

Expansion Records was located in an old building close to Victoria train station, and as far as I can tell it is still there and now forms part of Hotel Indigo.
This was a short lived record shop that opened in 1987. It was owned by Richard Searling and was managed by Dean Johnson. Dean was a DJ at the Hacienda at the time and Jon Dasilva worked there in 1988 and was also a DJ at the Hacienda at the time.

Dean was a soul boy at heart, I think, and not a fan of House music. I remember Jon being polite and friendly and telling me about a Hacienda night at Gorton Tub swimming baths he did.

Expansion Records was located in an old building close to Victoria train station, and as far as I can tell it is still there and now forms part of Hotel Indigo

Dean Johnson You were a knowledgeable, witty fella with such a dry sense of humour and I will miss you. I bought one of my favourite tracks off you. Spellbound by Rae & Christian feat Veba. An enchanting song that moves me everytime & will move me even more now as I will always think about you when I play it. Rest in Peace Dean


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Eddie Bo
07 Jun 2023 at 08:03
I'm well informed Searling used to send his runner from that shop for his weekly stash of porn mags. Very refined tastes apparently.
Dave t
16 Nov 2023 at 10:35
Omg memories I used to poo in twice a week I was into house at the time and the shop had a 99p box of new vinyl promos that were decent but dean hated house I remember him telling me what was I buying aload of house shit but the 12 inches I copped from there were essential it was only open a few years though I'm sure when did it close up ?

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