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Name: Roy Shakespeare.
Comment: I bought my first vinyl 45rpm record from Hawtins in 1960. It was Walk Don't Run by The John Barry Seven. I passed this shop every day going to and from Saltley Grammar School, Belchers Lane.
(18 March 2016)

Name: Chris Louis
Comment: Great shop for blues and jazz bargains. Over the years I've bought many an LP for less than a fiver, when its true value is about £20/£25. It's great having a chat with Ben, he knows his music inside out, rock/soul/blues /jazz/rock & roll/Northern Soul - he's got good knowledge of it all.
(18 March 2016)

Name: John
Comment: Just picked up a 45rpm single in a charity shop in Coleshill... bought it (50p) simply because it was stamped with the Hawtins name and address (opposite the Capitol Cinema, Alum Rock Road).

I went to Sladefield Road School and later Washwood Heath (top of Burney Lane) - I always remember the couple who ran the shop (husband and wife?) If they didn't have what you wanted they would get it the following week. (2023)


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755 Alum Rock Road B8 3PX Saltley / Birmingham
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