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Name: Cathy Redfearn
Comment: Roger Gray had a shop in Canterbury called Bakers Records where I worked around 1979-80. Great shop, but it was sadly taken over by Our Price.
(10 October 2016)

Name: Alex O'Neal
Comment: Wow... seeing that record bag design takes me back. I was looking for a photo of Grays Records in the 1970s/1980s. No luck there yet - but this was a good find anyway! I bought my first ever record in this shop in what must have been 1978 I think (a 7” picture disc of “Under The Boardwalk”) - and then many more after that as well.

Name: John Brooker - [email protected]
Comment: If it's the same Roger Gray that I knew a thousand years ago then he was my best man at my wedding in 1966. If you're reading this Roger, Carole and I will celebrate 🍾 our 56th anniversary this year. Flick me an email if you want to, it'd be good to catch up matey. Hope life has been good to you.


Comments

Dave Harwood
23 Oct 2023 at 11:02
I found a classified ad in the ‘Sevenoaks Chronicle & Kentish Advertiser’ dated 30th June 1973: “Female SALES ASSISTANT, 16-18 years, 5 day week. GRAY'S RECORD SHOP, 9 High Street, East Grinstead. Telephone: EAST GRINSTEAD 23409 for interview.” ... and this advert in the ‘East Grinstead Observer’ dated 13th November 1986: “ALL STOCK MUST GO! RECORDS, CASSETTES, COMPACT DISCS, CASES & ACCESSORIES, MANY AT HALF PRICE! GRAYS RECORD & TAPE SHOP 9 High Street, East Grinstead. Tel: 316334.” ... which seems to indicate they were closing down.
Ms Wendy Carter
14 Mar 2024 at 05:39
Wow just came upon this!
I knew Roger when he was a rep, I used to buy my EMI stock from him in the very early 70's I ran a shop in Croydon and in Purley. Happy days
Michael Davey
29 Apr 2024 at 06:11
I bought my vinyl and tapes there from about 1978. Great shop. Great staff. Tapes downstairs. I still have pink singles bag. Happy days.

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