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Many titles that were yet to gain a reputation on the Northern scene such as Terry Callier’s `Look At Me Now` and the Valentino’s `Sweeter Than The day Before` were ignored by hapless, wants list obsessed fanatics. There were several F L Moore record shops dotted around the northern home counties in Dunstable, Stevenage, Hatfield, Hitchin, Luton as well as Leighton Buzzard. Unlike many indie record shops Fred Moore’s various shops survived into the 90s with a change of name to FM Records being his only concession to the modern era. Groovesville USA Blog

Down to Fred Moore's in Bury Park - with it's great secondhand section. Found MC5 and the Stooges there - never looked back. I can almost smell the vinyl............ Comment: lightninreed

Name MICHAEL SNELL Comment: I remember buying cds from f.l moore in Stevenage! Was a great shop. (May 20, 2017)

F L Moore in North Street, Leighton Buzzard was the first record shop I went to in the mid 80s. I used to cycle from my home in Hockliffe on a Saturday morning after I'd been paid for my paper round usually to get a 12" single, unless I'd been given extra cash, in which case I might afford an album.

I discovered a lot of new music there including early Human League and Scritti Politti, and spent a lot of time in the back room looking through the albums.

I also used to occasionally frequent the Dunstable branch. I remember buying It'll End In Tears by This Mortal Coil there. Great days!

Richard Wright




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